Stewart, British Columbia

Bear River RV Park

Stewart, British Columbia



Stewart, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 636-9205

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $37 8/2015

Latitude: 55.9513564101636
Longitude: -129.979162216187

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • 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

44 Reviews

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RayN

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

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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alm

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
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.

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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kmghmg

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

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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FranM

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 11

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.

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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mockturtle

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

OK park, nice staff. The 'free Wifi' is limited to 50MB per 24 hours per device, which they don't tell you until after you've checked in. It is also very slow. The side-by-side sites are a little tight. Quiet most of the time but there was a power saw running much of the day while I was there. The cable TV was fairly limited but rare to get it up here at all. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Drove up to the 'Fish Creek' bear viewing area twice but saw no bears. I was told that they are best viewed in the late evening. I also drove the 23 miles up to Salmon Glacier [not advisable for big rigs!] which was narrow and rough in places, along a mountain ledge [definitely not for the acrophobiac] but the views were fabulous and I would do it again. Allow at least an hour to get up there.

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chezhead

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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Great place. Would have given them a 9 if the Internet hadn't been rationed at 50 MB per day (which is NOT advised on their web site). Cable TV was very snowy and on a few channels. Sites were perfectly level and they were working on filling potholes in the driveways. Managers didn't seem to care about the Internet issues when they didn't reset after 24 hours. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

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westie0506

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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Agree with the last review - sewer hookups not only are too high but next to an older water connection - and an odor coming from the water drainage under the water faucet. The breaker flipped and no one was at the park that could help us. Finally figured it out for ourselves - after walking around in the rain. The location is right after you enter Stewart and about 5 miles from the Hyder, AK crossing and the bear viewing area. Recommend going to see the bears and Salmon glacier - you don't have much choice in where to stay - one in Stewart and one in Hyder. Bring supplies as you are remote and they can be expensive. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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sheltieRV

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $33.00
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Slots would be tight if they were full, but plenty of space to spread out as it was only 1/4 full. Wi-Fi is spotty (drops a lot). Just outside of town it is a good bike area and you can peddle over to Hyder easily. Only concern is the sewer tend to be very high at some sites and it is right next to water supply. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Retired FL CSM

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
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A little pricey even with Good Sam discount but convenient and room to maneuver a 43' rig. Wi-Fi pretty good. Cable TV okay. Great place to stay to visit Hyder, Alaska. They recycle! Gravel sites. Would stay again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

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jdew

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $39.00
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We stayed here for 2 nights late in July hoping that the salmon were running in Hyder, so that we could see the bears. The campground was not overly crowded, so we had no one next to us. The park was not crowded, so we did not experience the crowding and parking problem that would exist when the campground is packed. All of the services worked well, and the WIFI was adequate. This is easily the best campground in the area, and the Salmon Glacier is a must-see. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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pasco1215

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $39.00
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About the best in the area for big rigs. The sites are haphazard in arrangement, but you will have shade and landscape instead of all gravel. We had a long pull through 30/water/sewer. Highway and the industrial big trucks noise didn't bother us on the inside sites of park. We visited the bear viewing a couple of times and the salmon were running in the Salmon River. No bears though. We seen a couple of bears at the Hyder, AK town dump. The Salmon Glacier is a nice day trip (30 miles one way). We ate at "The Bus" in Hyder for an unique experience. Groceries were very expensive, so be sure to be well stocked before traveling to Stewart. We stayed 3 nights and would stay here again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

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DaveInOhio

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
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This well cared for park has good gravel roads and sites, with nice patches of grass in between, and a row of mature trees for shade. The sites are among the most spacious we've seen and very level. Water, electricity and sewer hookups are convenient, but I would prefer that water and sewer are separated by more than a few inches. Wi-Fi worked well. Bathrooms, though not particularly spacious, were crispy clean and neat, but showers cost extra. The laundry room looked neat and clean, but we didn't actually use it. Price seemed a bit high despite Good Sam discount, but similar to other parks in Alaska and BC. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Al and Anne-Marie

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $41.00
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The staff was very helpful concerning bear sightings and locations. The sites were not level, so make sure you have extra blocking. The WiFi was OK, but I would not say great. The hook-ups were located mid way which made hooking up easy. We would stay here again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Roger W

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
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Sites are a little awkward and close together in some areas. Showers are tight but usable. $2.50 to wash, same to dry. There were 2 tents while we were here even with signs saying 'no tents' and not being outside at night because of the bears. We drove to "Salmon Glacier" on a dirt and bumpy 15 mile road, and it was well worth it. We stopped at the 'bear viewing' platform on the way to the glacier. Very nice but no bear because the salmon were not running yet. wWe ate at "The Bus" in Hyder, AK about 5 miles away, both days we were here! Go there, it's the best! We will stay here again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $38.00
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This park is OK for a short term stay. The pull in motor home spaces are a bit odd. There are several sites all clumped together, and they all look at each other. No cell or satellite signal of any kind. And kind of weird, this was the only RV park in 15 years of RV'ing that didn't want to let me wash the bugs off of the front window. And I mean 300 miles of bugs. I explained that I only use warm water and no chemicals of any kind. I got some lame excuse about the ecologists say it's not good for the environment. What? So what happens when it rains, like it does every other day? She couldn't answer. I washed them anyway. I would look for someplace else to stay if I came to the area again. We camped at Bear River RV Park in a Motorhome.

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