Salisbury, Massachusetts

Black Bear Campground

Salisbury, Massachusetts



Salisbury, Massachusetts
Phone: (978) 462-3183

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $55 8/2015

Latitude: 42.8703029177776
Longitude: -70.8813214302063

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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
  • $0.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • 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) yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

28 Reviews

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bytheseashore

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Two, very small pools, one is more suited as a hot tub but with cold water. The sides of the pool are brown and I felt nervous swimming in the water. It is only open from noon to 7pm which is ridiculous in the heat of summer with children. They do have a beautiful park for children, looks new. The WiFi is awful. The bathrooms are the worst I've seen in a while. Don't use them during the weekend, gross. But the toilets were standard during the week. The showers are perhaps the worst I've ever used in all my years of camping. The water takes forever to regulate which means waiting for scalding hot water to cool enough to get in. One of the three showers had a blocked drain so the water pools at your feet up to your ankles. I felt trapped! The shower heads are ancient and point in one direction only, against the shower wall which makes it awkward to rinse your hair or to rinse. 50 cents for 5 minutes, but 3 are used waiting to get a safe temperature. Overall the campground is neglected. The grass all around was long when we arrived and now on our 5th day, still not mowed. The place is scruffy and run down. Also, lots of ant hills on each site, so bring ant powder. However, the location is great and if you don't use the bathrooms you'll be okay. Really. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Seabrook beach is free and there is free parking but get there early.

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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DaDoSA

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Not on our list to re-visit. Sites are tight due to the number of trees, making slides and awnings a challenge. Sites are also gravel and mulch, so prepare to get eaten up by mosquitoes. If it rains it never dries out due to the ample shade provided the many trees. Sat service is impossible, WiFi is nonexistent and cell service is real poor. Too many seasonals and tents for our liking. Not worth the price. There are better campgrounds in the area. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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      Service

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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RvTravelerNTechie

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We’ve stayed at this campground before and not a lot has changed. We asked for a satellite-friendly site, but that’s almost impossible when the facility is as wooded as this one. We had a good-sized back-in site, since the pull-thru spots are pretty narrow. Power was awful, with voltage dropping on one leg to the point where our EMS dropped out, until I added our booster transformer. It wasn’t like we were trying to run 3 roof air conditioners; the voltage dropped with just the electric water heater on. Cable TV was reasonably good, but park Wi-Fi was essentially unusable. The owners and managers need to understand that making a substandard service free to avoid addressing complaints is a losing strategy these days. People want Wi-Fi to work reliably at reasonable speeds. Unfortunately for us, this is also a weak VZW location. Overall, we got about what we expected, but didn’t really get the value we wanted. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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ratracer

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathrooms are old and in need of updating. Showers are coin operated, small, and old. Privacy doors on stalls don't latch and many have protruding drywall screws. Supposedly, the electrical power has been upgraded. However, it is three phase 208 volts, which is industrial/commercial. Our surge protector kept shutting our camper down, as one leg of the 50 amp service was only showing 106 volts. We could not run our water heater, one AC, and the refrigerator on electric without the surge protector kicking in. Others on our camp road saw us after getting help and said they also had some problems, but did not have surge protection. For the price, I would not be inclined to return to this campground. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Luvtheroad

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Conveniently located to I-95, grocery shopping (about a mile or so) and beaches (about 3 miles). Nice people in office, very helpful. Cable & Wi-Fi good. Coin-op showers, which is unacceptable in my opinion in a site that costs $50 per night. Sites varied in size, but ours was long and wide enough and easy to get in and out, but low-lying sites need a lot more gravel or mulch as they get extremely soggy when it rains. Ours was all mud pretty much the entire week we were here. Laundry adequate and reasonable. Very nice playground. It looked like there was an area to walk dogs. Two small pools in same enclosure; both looked clean but were cold. Quiet at night. Water pressure was quite low. Gate access in and out. No mosquitos as far as I could tell. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Steve Hedge

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Shouldn't campground employees have some sense of measurements? We called ahead to verify that they had LARGE pull-thru sites that would accommodate our 40ft rv WITH a 20ft trailer. They said no problem. THEN when we parked outside the gate to register, I specifically asked "You see how long we are, will we definitely fit in the site?"; the lady said yes, no problem. So we paid our $50, looped around to the site only to find that we had to squeeze between trees and then after we did, we hung out into the road on BOTH SIDES. This required us to go back around the campground, drop the trailer (where we couldn't see it) and pick it back up on our way out. We are full timers and have been to many campgrounds. When we are just stopping for one night we like the convenience of not having to drop the trailer. Especially this night when we got in later in the evening and had to check out (mandatory) by 11am. This is why we are very clear when we call and explain we are the size of a tractor trailer. We don't expect everyone to be able to accommodate us, but at least tell us the truth. We usually stop at parking lots when just going through for the night but we paid the $50 this night for the convenience; which we didn't get. For the price, I would expect more. Like updated bathrooms, appreciative helpful staff, a level site etc. We wouldn't stop here again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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trvlkids

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here because of the ratings in the Trailer Life Directory of 9/9.5*/9. The length of our stay was from 9/14/2011 until 9/20/2011. We were very disappointed with the facilities for the price of $45.00 a night. There was trash and bottle caps all over the sight we were assigned, and also in the surrounding sights. The restrooms were nowhere near as clean as they could be. The grass all needed to be mowed. My husband and I spend most of our time in State Parks around the country volunteering as campground hosts and we would never let a camper move into a site that was as dirty as this one was. We, also, are very particular about restrooms and know how they should be cleaned. It is a disgrace that they would charge to use showers when the showers are not very clean. It is also wrong to be charging for showers when you are paying $45.00 per day to camp. When we first checked in the girl at the office was very friendly and helpful. Later when my husband went up to notify the office that we were not receiving the correct amps at the sight, there was a different lady and she was very unfriendly, and did not seem at all concerned about the problem. On the night of Saturday/Sunday the 17th/18th we were awakened by campers in a tent across from us. They were talking very loud, drinking, and playing loud music. This was at 1:00 am. We called the office phone numbers and only received a recording. We left a message; there was no way to reach the campground management. We finally called the local police department for disturbance of the peace. They finally arrived about 2:30 am. This is totally unacceptable that we should have to put up with this type of noise when quiet hours begin at 10:00 pm. On the 19th we went to do laundry, we were washing 3 loads of wash. Two of the washers were working fine; the 3rd one would not agitate. I went to the office to report the problem. The girl in the office said she would track down the person responsible for them. She came into the laundry room about 10 minutes later, she said the washing machine company would have to come out to fix the washer and she told me I would have to move the clothes to another washer. She gave me the money for it, but did not offer to help me wring out the clothes or move them. So I had to wring out all the clothes and move them to another washer. The laundry room does NOT have a sink or any paper towels to dry hands off, so there I was with drippy hands. During the whole time we were at the campground we have not seen any cleanup of the grounds. We would NOT recommend this campground to anyone . We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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trailertrash

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is easily accessible and the spaces are not too crowded. The Wi-Fi was pretty reliable at our site. The dirt/gravel/wood chip site was fairly level. That being said, this is the least friendly park we've ever stayed in. The woman who checked us in had no interest in us what-so-ever. The other residents, mostly seasonal, don't even make eye contact. They have a long list of rules, most of which are broken by the campers. The owner/manager had a dog tied to the back of the office and clothes lines are everywhere.The trees are so thick that mosquitoes are a problem. There are many primative sites with tents. You have a security code to get in, but I still didn't feel comfortable here because of the other campers' distrustive attitudes. I wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveller Excel

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Shady sites, beautiful swimming pool, easy access from I-95 but: you have to pay to shower. No problem if it is clean, but it was NOT. And if you consider the price of staying: we have to pay 10 dollars extra for a guest, so the price for one night $55, it is overpriced and strange you have to pay for the showers! Wi-Fi was available but not constant. Owners are very friendly but they have to do something about the price. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Safe Trip

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

When arriving, we asked for a site where we would not be surrounded by other rigs. Although the campground was barely full, they gave us a site right next to another rig. The cable TV didn't work, but they did refund the money we had paid for it. The bathrooms were very old, relatively clean, but cold water only in the basins. The coin operated shower required a number of coins for just a normal amount of time, and the water was lukewarm at best. The campground was not particularly clean: litter was everywhere. The best part of this campground is its proximity to a seafood dive called Lena's, delicious and very reasonable. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Hugh Mitch

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The camp personnel were very friendly. Our site was large with mature trees which obstructed our satellite. There is a $10.00 per person charge for any guests that come to visit (even if it is just for dinner). We were here for a week, and enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed a campfire most nights. We would return to this campground. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Spencer65

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Great playground. Friendly staff. Shady sites. About 30 minutes to bike to the beach. Beautiful beach. Less crowded beach than many in the area. 2 nice pools were closed early. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Camping USA

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is the pits. Sites are close, people are Rude. Wal-Mart is better and 1,000 times friendlier. Stayed there twice and will NEVER be back. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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kop

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I left before the darkness came. I called 3 days before to get reservations and asked for a pull through. Upon arrival, they had me in a back in. I asked to be changed and they obliged, reluctantly. I was sent to a site where there was a nice large tree on each side of my motorhome. I had to back out when I left. Under the motorhome was a freshly dumped pile of rock that had been barely scattered. My motorhome sank 6 inches. I unloaded my bike to take a short ride to the beach. Upon return, I was informed that no motorcycles were allowed in the park. I asked could I just push it back to the site where I would load it on my lift and would not interfere with any campers. They said no. I had to park it on wood chips besides the office. I explained that if I had known the rules, I would not have unloaded the bike to begin with. That did not matter. There were no signs or anything whatsoever to let one know of this rule and the lady (used loosely) did not tell me when we checked in while we were parked in front of the office in full view. I explained the problem with having to take the hitches loose in order to load the bike and move the bus to the bike to no avail. After calming down, we decided to leave. While loading my bike in front of the office, another biker pull up, put in the code for the gate and drove right in! When asked about the double set of rules, we were shrugged off. In short, rude staff, camp not kept up, too narrow sites for big rigs, golf carts and bicycles everywhere, double set of rules, pay showers and so forth. Never again for this fellow. Fellow campers and bikers beware! I tried to stay in a motorhome. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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johnanann

Review Count: 235
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We were given a shady spot in the back of the camp in between permanent RVs that was very nice. The owners are working to make improvements to the roads and sites by putting in gravel and woodchips. The showers were clean but older. This park is OK for an overnight stay but we would not want to stay longer. The beaches close by were beautiful, but watch out for Sunday night traffic. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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