Florida, New York

Black Bear Campground

Florida, New York



Florida, New York
Phone: (845) 651-7717

Sites: 176
Recent Rate: $54 8/2015

Latitude: 41.322121412187
Longitude: -74.3733644485474

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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) 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 ?
  • 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

58 Reviews

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $54.00
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This is a large, reasonably spacious campground. A fair number of permanent residents but nothing too rundown. Some very nice restaurants close. Staff here was not impolite but could benefit from a short lesson in charm school. There are some people who are reluctantly helpful. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Secretary of State William Seward's birthplace is in town. Suggest the Upper Delaware River Scenic Drive up Highway 97.

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TwoCorners

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $72.00
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Nice campground although a little pricey. Access roads are all paved and the "steep"hill previously mentioned was not an issue with our 44' coach and toad. Friendly staff, clean sites that were long and level. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Several attractions near here, with the biggest must see being West Point. Great tour there with several "off the bus" stops. Don't miss the visitors center and the West Point Museum. The military history of our country as well as spectacular scenery of the Hudson River were amazing.
West Point is about a 25 minute drive from the campground.

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VegasVagabonds

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $60.00
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Quiet park and very nice grounds. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Sites were located at top of a long somewhat steep hill. They actually ask you to go 20 mph so you have enough momentum to make it to top. The pull thru sites were long and level enough for rig but sloped off on the end. Gravel sites. Some trees but no landscaping and very little grass if at all between sites. Ours gave way a bit during rain and a couple jacks sunk about three inches. Utilities worked fine. WiFi was very good but had to log back on often. Cable was good. Restrooms were clean but found it strange they have glass screen doors so little privacy in the wash-up area of the restroom. Nice laundry room. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Tour bus comes right to park for trip to NYC.

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virginianola

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $60.00
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This is a really mediocre RV CG which only attracts people because it is close to NYC. (not very close) It is expensive and not scenic. The office is run by work-campers who are nice enough but don't know much. The lay-out with the big hill is weird and the people hanging around look like those poor souls in 1930s Depression photography. The hook-ups work (well, they did after we changed sites twice) and it's fine for an overnight. I feel very sorry for the people who think that camping here for the weekend is a wonderful getaway. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Half an hour away is Storm King, an amazing outdoor sculpture park where you can enjoy an entire day on your feet or a bike looking at interesting things.

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HappyCampers227

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $40.00
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Very warm and inviting welcome. Campground does have a steep climb to the RV sites. Many campers were long term, and these RV's appeared really rough, which presented a negative look on the park. Our campsite was level. Verizon phones were able to maintain a 4g signal. Wi-Fi was strong, and reliable, but weak during busy weekends. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. We utilized this campground to visit New York. A local train station within 30mins of the campground was utilized while visiting New York. This new train station was clean, safe, included large parking lot and some dining. Campground also offers a shuttle tour service into New York. We must warn that this campground has a problem with stink bugs. These critters get into every opening, squeezing between weather strips and into storage compartments. In fact, it was a conversation a few RV'ers were complaining about while staying here. As we traveled further south, we continued to find stink bugs in our storage compartments. We are currently on a 2 year adventure taking our RV throughout the US, and have been RV'ing for many years. Therefore, we have an idea between high-standard qualities and poor quality. This campground is in need of much TLC. Don't be deceived by the photos on their website or listed amenities. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Utilize the local train station when visiting New York.

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DonnaZ2011

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $60.00
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This campground has roomy pull-throughs at the top section after driving up a winding, steep road. A few have shade. They are mostly gravel with some grass. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. The Wi-Fi was good, as was the cable. The pool is located near the office quite a distance from the top section down a steep winding road. They offer guided tours into NYC. We would recommend staying here. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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K Martin

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
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We traveled in 2013 for 7 months, so stayed at a good number of RV campgrounds. We have been traveling in 2014 for 7 weeks & have been staying for a shorter amounts of time, so have been in a lot of them already this year. I have rated every campground we've stayed in and don't remember ever giving a 10 rating before. This campground is laid out very well, is clean and very well maintained. They have 2 laundromats, very good Wi-Fi and full hookups - with 50 amp. (Something we found as a bit of a rarity in the Northeast so far.) The staff was friendly and helpful, the park was quiet in a beautiful setting. We would definitely stay here again if ever in the area. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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coloradodad

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $60.00
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We planned a week-long stay here in order to visit NYC. One day into our stay, we lost all electricity in our RV. (Inverter went bad, we found out later). We had signed up for the NYC tour. The manager was kind enough to cancel our trip as we had to work to get the inverter replaced. Showers were clean. The staff was very friendly. Spaces were spacious. The campground is about an hour's drive into the outmost subway station or you can drive about 20 min. and take a train into NYC. About the same amount of time getting to Grand Central, either way. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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jcpjane

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $60.00
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Pros: sites are a good size (wide & long enough). Gravel with grass. Roads are paved they are windy & steep (especially on the way out). Good WiFi, cell service & cable. We were able to set up our satellite without a problem. Cons: really nothing to do inside the campground except the pool, which is a long way down the hill. There are activities mostly for children. Lots of permanent residents at another area. They didn't bother us. I don't have children but they charge per child so I wouldn't call it family friendly. There are places to walk your dog but no off the leash Park. This park is fine for a couple of nights (as most people take advantage of the tour bus to NY or the closest to the train station). We were there for 2 weeks because of it being close to family. It was OK, but not sure I'd go back. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Godsey97

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $50.00
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Nice campground. You must drive or be very athletic if you plan on coming down from the upper tier to the pool or office. The spots are plenty big enough and the bathhouse is clean. The problem we had all week we stayed was the smell of raw sewage (feces) near the bathhose/restroom all week. This is laid out with showers on one side and bathrooms on the other with a hallway down the middle. Our NYC tour guide told us they were actually reused shipping containers that had been repurposed. Pretty slick due to the fact that doing this and keeping them "temporary" does not affect their property taxes. That being said it seemed as though the pipes under the bathrooms must have been leaking because of the constant smell of feces. The place was spotless and the cleaning lady was impeccable and pine-sol'ed everything so you were never concerned about cleanliness. I toyed with going down the hill and notifying the office, but with the workkampers or whatever all over the place all day, I figured they must have smelled it too. They really push the NYC tour which is worth it, but makes me think there is probably some sort of quid pro quo between the tour operator and the campground, more so since I saw our guide going into the park. The sites were level and the hookups in the proper place. If you do go, take the tour. It is pricey but worth it and it lets you scope out the lay of the land in case you want to go into the city on your own the following days. We would stay here again if we go back to the area. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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Traveling Fool

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $65.00
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Roads into camp are winding and tight for big rigs. Once inside camp there is a quite a large hill to climb where they advise keeping your speed to make it up the hill. Once in sites, very level, nice with many amenities such as putt putt and arcades. Only complaint is showers are push in buttons and as it releases it shuts off. Button must be pushed every 5 seconds or so. Additionally your temperature is set for you so you cannot adjust temperature. Showers are somewhere between lukewarm and warm. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

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usmc616

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $42.00
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Nice place with plenty of changes made in the last 2 years. Nice paved road up the hill to our site. Clean pool and large sites. There is a section reserved for pipeline workers but that area is out of the way. Lots of wildlife in the area and great views. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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troutslayer

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $63.00
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The rate is for a pull-thru site with a Good Sam discount. This place is a bit of a drive from the interstate but it is very quiet. The site is very level and utilities are well placed. The internet service is also very good and cable is adequate. The hill going up to the the campsites was interesting. The sign at the bottom of the hill says, "maintain 20 mph" and I found out why. It is really quite a climb up to the sites so make sure you don't slow down until you get to the top. My only real complaint is the price. However, supply and demand is the rule here because there is not much in the way of choice in this area. We would return again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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bgbassman

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $54.00
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We broke down just as we were entering the campground. Our one night stay turned into 7 while we got our truck repaired. This is one of the most well kept and maintained parks we have ever stayed at. The owners are friendly and helpful. There is a steep grade to go up to get to the campsites but it didn't seem to be a problem for anyone. There were quite a few pipeline workers living there. Other than hearing them leave early in the morning, they were extremely quiet and I think they went home on the weekend. The Wi-Fi worked great and they had cable TV. Good Verizon signal for data and phone. The spaces were large and the roads were easy to maneuver. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Maine-iacs

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $54.00
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Upper sites are quite narrow and close together. Roads are steep and narrow. Wifi reception and speed was excellent. Quite pricey for a one night stop. Site was level. Probably just keep driving next time thru. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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