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Bear Creek Development Authority

Water Trail (Blueway)

The Bear Creek Development Authority has a system of four lakes and the surrounding woodlands offer trophy fishing, boating, sand beaches, swimming, group pavilions, canoeing, hunting and five campgrounds and rental cabins.

The four lakes (Cedar Creek, Little Bear, Upper Bear and Bear Creek) are rated among some of the cleanest recreational waters in the South. A 30-mile canoe float stream is located between Upper Bear and Big Bear Reservoirs. The five campgrounds are open Mid-March through Mid-October and the lakes are open year round.

An annual permit of $25 is required and offers unlimited use of all camping, fishing, swimming, hunting, picnic tables and boating areas. Or a $10 for a three consecutive day permit pass or a daily permit of $4 are available.

Bear Creek Lakes offer resort cabins, sleeping up to 8 persons for the larger units. All units offer the comforts of home including central air and complete kitchens. Pricing starts at $85 per night plus tax. One unit is handicap accessible.

How to Get There

For locations and directions to boat ramps and public use areas for each of the four lakes, please visit

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