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Stewart, British Columbia

Bear River RV Park

Stewart, British Columbia



2200 Davis St
Stewart, British Columbia V0T 1W0
Phone: (250) 636-9205

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $42 9/2016

Latitude: 55.951356410164
Longitude: -129.97916221619

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $2.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 2.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

55 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 2 other "RV" parks in Stewart/Hayder but this one is your best bet. The sites are level and mostly grass around them. Utilities are shared by the site next to you so depending on which site you get you may be running your electrical and water hookups under your unit to get to the connections. The cable TV worked fine, but the cable was just lying on the ground going from site to site, surprised it didn't get cut when they mowed. Other reviews indicated issues with all their rules and rude staff, we encountered none of that. A 2 night stay was just right to be able to go to the Glacier and see the Bears. (Go about 7pm for the bears). Eating Halibut at the Bus is a must. We would stay here again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here in 2013 - figured we try again. Woman at check-in was rather abrupt/matter-of-fact, and seemed more concerned about impending caravan the next day. We elected to stay 2 nites - "services" were satisfactory, i.e, water pressure/electric (30A)/sewer - sites are configured for pull-in/back-in adjacent to each other. New car/RV wash - didn't use, so don't know price. This place is OK, but we'll stay somewhere else the next time. This is one of those places that asks you if you are Good-Sam/AAA/other before they tell you price. By then, it's too late to know what the REAL price was BEFORE the discount - they didn't even try to disguise their tactic. Did NOT like these guys - for that single fact; set the tone for the entire stay. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23A
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Relatively flat gravel sites, gravel road. Has water, sewer and up to 30 amp. Sloooow WiFi (they warn you email only, no Facebook, photos, etc.). Two cautions - 1) they cater to caravans so if you are on your own, they may ask you to move from site to site throughout your stay or may have no vacancies at all and 2) if you are a Motorhome vs. a 5th wheel, the hookups are on the correct side but you nose into the site so have extra, extra long hoses and power cord. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive to nearby Hyder, Alaska to watch bears on the Bear River at the U.S. Park Service raised Boardwalk (mid-July through September). Great photo ops as salmon are spawning and bears feasting. NOTE: requires customs check on re-entry to Canada.

Also, eat at The Bus, a great hole-in-the-wall in nearby Hyder. Slow service because it's a 1-woman show, but the halibut and chowder are well worth the wait.

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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is your best option in Stewart/Hyder. Sites are level gravel back-ins with a shared pedestal between each site. So you are very close to one neighbor and 20' or more from your other neighbor. Sites are big rig suitable at 60-65' long. Part of the park has a great view of the mountains and part has a view of nothing but trees. TELUS cell coverage is 1 bar for phone with LTE data. Coverage was good enough for phone calls and stronger the closer you went to Stewart. There's no cell coverage in Hyder if you go see the bears or stay at the little RV park over there. Cable TV worked okay. Satellite won't work due to nearby mountains and trees. Utilities worked fine. All sites are 30 amp. They advertise "free WiFi" but that really only means "if" you can receive it and only for 2 hours with limited downloads. I thought the threat of $50 fine and/or expulsion for rinsing your vehicle was rude and an obvious ploy to get you to use their pay RV wash. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Reviews are confusing regarding price; this is what we paid with Good Sam discount. Sites were not ideal as 2 sites share a center pedestal but all services work well. Did not use Wifi but had no trouble getting 4G coverage on Verizon phones and hotspot. Some sites are shaded, some open. All fairly level with gravel and plenty long. No pull throughs. Really nice RV wash with concrete floor, brushes and $2 buys a long time. Check-in was efficient; we had a reservation. No other choices in area if you want full hook-up which includes cable TV. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stewart Historical Museum well worth a visit; try to get a walking tour of town. Drive to Salmon Glacier; not difficult but you do need to take it slow and yield to big trucks: lots of pull-offs.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Seemed nice at first, then the WiFi was no existent, except for an hour in the morning, tight sites sharing a pedestal, your can hear your neighbor quite clear. The lady who was on after our check in, was a bit of a character, not in a good way. The drive to Salmon Glacier was spectacular, and lunch at the Bus in Hyder was Great. There is a nice boardwalk over the marsh, and the Salmon run at Fish Creek was worth it. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5A
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stewart has some nice attractions with the board walk,

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park surrounded by mountains. Not a 10 due to lousy metered WiFi. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32A
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must visit the BUS restaurant in near by Hyder, AK. Great seafood!!!

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This was one of the worse park experiences we had, during our 3 months on the road. Our site was decent, level, etc. All sites appeared to be buddy sites close together, utilities were very low and TV cable strung on the ground. As previously mentioned, their advertised internet was terrible and I was close to the office. I couldn't get on line as others have reported, and the rude lady in the office kept saying it was my computer.

The lady in the office was very blunt when asking her any question. There is a new looking building next to the office and the people staying in it had dogs that barked frequently and even ran loose a couple of times. Not sure if that was the owner or whom.

They did have a good RV wash, otherwise my rating would have been worse. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were tight. WiFi was almost non existent. Lady at desk was friendly and helpful. There were signs posted at office and on park rules with such things as $10 charge for each hour after check out time, if you are caught washing your windshield there is a $55 dollar fine. The best was if you can't get internet try talking to each other. Other crazy rules as well. Area also had poor drainage so there was a swampy smell. Pretty much the only game in town. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very spacious sites. Cable tv was good. Location for exploring was excellent. Clean laundry facilities.
Overall great stay. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27A
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Acceptable park convenient to Stewart and Hyder. Office staff was nice and accommodating. Wifi was pretty typical of Canada. 50 MB per day and no option for more. Sites are side by side and would be tight if park was full. Sites were level with full hookups and picnic table. Cable TV was OK. I would stay here again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
8A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Drive to the Salmon Glacier was nice. Bear viewing at the Fish Creek viewing stand was good and definitely someplace to go to see bears although you do need some patience.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice, quiet park. Site sizes varied, but some very close together. Our hose and electrical had to go under our trailer since the hookups were on the "wrong" side, but it worked fine. Very nice management. Great water pressure, wifi slow but certainly not surprising given the out of the way location. It was just a mile or so away from the city of Stewart. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
9B
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you don't mind driving several miles on a dirt mining road, potholes, steep drop offs and yet more dirt on your car or truck, then you MUST go to Salmon Glacier...all the way to the top where the porta potties are. It is one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see. It absolutely was the favorite part of our month long trip into CA and AK. The drive into Stewart/Hyder was beautiful as well - waterfalls and glaciers, canyons and rushing rivers. Glorious!

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical of Canadian campgrounds. Just outside of town. Typical low/no maintenance being done in campground. Just enough to get by with. Cable TV system was strung on the ground and channels very snowy. No digital Electrical (30 amp) was marginal at best. Numerous power outages, low voltage and 30 amp breakers are very weak, they trip with less than 15 amps being use. 120 volt site wiring needs work.

There is a new RV wash. Cost is $2 Canadian, BUT this RV was actually has soap! VERY VERY RARE for Canada. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22A
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Hyder AK to watch the bears.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

There was plenty of room to move our 43 foot coach around. Connections were in the right spot for us, but many sites have connections on opposite side from where they should be. Interior roads were very well maintained gravel, as were the sites. The owner takes a lot of pride in the place - I spoke with him for a least 20 minutes, and his enthusiasm for making continuous improvements is clear. 30 amp connections, water, sewer all worked fine. Fire rings at a few spaces, as well as free firewood. The owner was present and working to keep the place looking good. The hostess was very helpful and pleasant, even bringing the kids some goodies over to the coach on Canada Day. Overall, this is the kind of place we could stay for weeks. No cell phone coverage, and they ration Internet access to 50 MB per day per device. We have 6 devices, so we had plenty of capacity, but it was a bit irritating. Nonetheless, this park was super. And the Stewart/Hyder area was stunning. The most beautiful place we've ever seen. The drive into town was truly, literally beyond compare. Saw bears each day. Salmon Glacier was over-the-top beautiful. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tips for other Campers:

Try the fried halibut at the Seafood Express (aka "the bus") in Hyder. And the muffins at the bakery next to the grocery store in Stewart were fantastic and very big. Stewart is a charming little town. We will most definitely return.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet park just outside Stewart. Level, gravel roads and sites. Sites set up side-by-side, and back-to-back; would be tight if park was full. Plenty of room to walk dogs; nice walk to river, also mountain views. Cable TV; no cell service; Wi-Fi which I couldn't get to work. Small, clean laundry and restrooms. Picnic table and fire ring. We would stay here again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Visit in August if you want to view the Bears catching Salmon. We came in July and the bears and salmon weren't here yet.

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