6.3 Average
     
Florida, New York

Black Bear Campground

Florida, New York



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

Sites: 176
Recent Rate: $42 8/2016

Latitude: 41.322121412187
Longitude: -74.373364448547

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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) 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 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 ?
  • 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 yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 ?
  • 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) yes
  • 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 ?
  • 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

68 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park near a nice town (Florida). Transient site up a hill, no problems. My back-in was level, very good WiFi & cable. My site was a bit far from the office & store, but within walking distance down the hill. Staff friendly, gave good directions to site, but no escort offered (or required). I Stayed overnight, would do so again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Relatively close to NYC, and tours offered to "The City" for about $115 - all day.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 3 nights in a pull through site. No shade and close to neighbor. Not worth the money and very noisy. Other campers staying on site for jobs left early in morning and started vehicles and left them running until they left at which time they peeled out of the park. So much for speed limits. No courtesy for others in park. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
125
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We were not allowed to use our motorcycles, they are not allowed and for that reason we would NOT stay here again.

Do have dinner at the Lobster Pier in Chester just a few miles away wonderful food and staff.

New York City Tour was good but rushed and the guide needs to retire.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Stayed here primarily due to location (close to NYC) and the tour package. The tour package is well worth the price ($115 per person), especially if this is your first time to NY. Park was fine EXCEPT all of the current pipe fitters living there and working in the area. Nice people, don't get me wrong, but for the life of me I don't understand their ridiculous need for loud exhaust systems on their trucks. Park owners should make an effort to keep all of the workers in the lower portion of the park, since most of them leave for work between 5 and 6 AM. If you don't mind the noise or wake up at this time of day, then your fine. Out of fairness to the park, nice park overall....just lots of vehicle noise and traffic. WiFi was good when everyone was at work. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

NYC tour was worth it.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is too expensive, which is the only reason for the less than excellent ratings on value and overall. It has good level large sites with convenient connections. Very nice and clean restrooms. The private showers were nice but we weren't too thrilled with the push to operate and single temperature. They staff was friendly and helpful though not experts on New York City. They put on some craft activities that our daughter enjoyed in the recreation center. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Penning's Cidery is worth the stop.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Somewhat expensive but understandable being close to NYC where everything is expensive.

They offer a guided tour to NYC which we took and was well worth the $115.00. Our tour was on a weekend so traffic was lighter than normal so our guide and driver took us for a short drive though Manhattan to see some extra sites like the Ed Sullivan Theatre and Radio City Music Hall. The balance of the tour was Time Square, Ground Zero, Ellis Island and of course the Statue of Liberty.

We stayed in a pull thru close to the office but most of the sites are up on the hill which is a steep climb to get there plus it's a long ways back to the office or pool so most people would drive there than walk. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Campground was the only one we knew of that offered an all day guided tour of NYC. This tour was very well worth the $115.00 to go.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park but pricey. It is quite a distance from NYC but we took the commuter rail that was easy to use and about 15 miles away. They did not have any info to speak of about the rail system but referred us to the Internet. They also had very little info about the area or tourist info so plan on doing your research before you get there. The staff was not unfriendly or friendly. Just doing their job. The laundry was clean but small and no frills. We had plenty of room for our 42 ft trailer at the site but did have to be careful on the drive in the park. The upper level was more for bigger rigs and that is where we were. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fairly large campground with an odd lay-out. It looks like some additions are underway. As mentioned in other reviews, there is a steep hill you climb after registering; you pass a section with several "permanent" residents, then come to the upper section with more transient sites. The roads are paved, and our site was gravel and very long with no trees so we had no satellite issue. All other utilities worked well. The wifi worked well, but we had to sign in quite often. The campground is functional, but it is not very attractive, and there is not much in the immediate area. We felt it to be pricey relative to other campgrounds. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 62
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in the pull-thru spots in the upper lot. Very long sites - we could've parked another rig behind us. Bring bottled water - our Zero Water test meter was off the chart with their city water. Cable TV is available, but just a dozen or so channels to choose from. WiFi is just so-so. Plenty of long-stay rigs, but no problems - just say'n. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Upper section
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

The Copper Bottom restaurant in Florida is a keeper - fantastic food.

The best thing about this park is the guided bus tour to NYC, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The bus picks you up at 8, and gets you back by 6 (give or take, depending on traffic). You get to walk about Times Square for about 30 minutes or so, and then you drive into the financial district to go on a walking tour to see the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street and surrounding areas. Then its off to a state park in New Jersey to board a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue. This is just a sampler taste of the area - very little time to see the sights - but for $105 a person (covers ferry rides), it was a great day for us.

Florida, NY is really in the boonies. Lots of two-lane country roads required to get here for us (coming from Gettysburg), and leaving was a pain. Google sent us down a road where after several miles, we suddenly passed a sign saying that there was only 9' 7" clearance 3/4 miles ahead. Fortunately, we found a spot to turn around (pulling our car), and headed back to the freeway to Middletown, which is under construction with 3 lanes squeezing into one. This easily added an hour to our travel day.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

When you enter the park....you have to drive past the office and park a few hundred feet away on a hill ( bring wheel chocks ). In the office there were 2 men sitting at the front desk...never picked up their heads to acknowledge my presence and were eating a sandwich. The women from a rear desk had to come up to the front counter to check me in.

There is a STEEP winding narrow road leading up to the camping area.....very strange setup. Once you finally climb to the top of the hill you then see how bad this place really is. It looked like a typical RV storage yard with people camping in there RV's.....they were that close together. Sites are narrow....gravel and somewhat level with little shade. Roads are paved / gravel mix and narrow. There are a lot of seasonal campers here who work locally so be prepared to wake up starting at about 5:30am as they start their vehicles and talk out loud on their way to work. The utilities are in the correct locations....but electric voltage was LOW ( 100 +/- vac ). The pool is very nice and well cared for. There is a small town nearby for your daily needs and wants. This c/g is good for a OVERNIGHT stay.....but NOT a destination. It is very pricey for what you get..... and will probably look for a different c/g next time we are in this area. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground seems to have a 10 star rating in Woodall's and I have no clue why. The sites are not level at all, there are very few amenities that are nearby ( We were located in the 'upper RV area') and there is not much to do locally. I guess being close to New York City would demand a high rate, but $80.00 before the discount, seems a bit outrageous. If at least the campground were better maintained, then maybe it would be worth it, but we decided to not stay here more than one night and that says it all. Many of our camping neighbors were also very disappointed in this campground, but had also been duped by their full page ads and their ratings. They also offer cable TV - a total of 13 channels. The only good thing is that their Wifi seems to work quite well. The CG offers bus tours to NYC for a fee, but the trip still takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours one way. Will not stay here again. We camped at Black Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

If you decide to camp here, be prepared to gun your rig at 20 MPH to make it up the hill to the RV campground. That is posted as a requirement, not my editorial statement.

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Review Count: 94
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Tour bus comes right to park for trip to NYC.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Utilize the local train station when visiting New York.

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