Bear Run Campground

     


Portersville, Pennsylvania
Phone: (724) 368-3564

Sites: 300
Avg. Rate: $40

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Latitude: 40.9299936198517
Longitude: -80.1262950897217

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 3
  • Good 11
  • Average 4
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 5

29 Reviews

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Igotjam

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Really nice park with easy interstate access but far enough away to be quiet. Super clean, well maintained and beautiful. If you have an RV 30' or shorter I recommend it. Big rigs should stay away. The sites are long enough but very narrow and to enter or exit your site you need to make a ninety degree turn onto a very narrow road. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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sackspa

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

Date of Stay: - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nice enough. It is clean and well kept. The only downside is that the sites are incredibly small. Super duper small. We had a nice time and the staff was friendly. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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trees47

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Road to campground is curved and narrow. Go slow. Once there, a gate marks the entrance. Internal roads are paved, as are the lower pull-through sites, which are set aside for transients. Majority of sites occupied with RV's that are permanent. A big summer "go-to" CG. Heavily treed, so very difficult if not impossible to get satellite reception. No cable makes antenna necessary. Staff accommodating and helpful with area information. Not far from Pittsburgh. Would stay here again. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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CarlW

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. Although big rigs can be maneuvered into the campsites, I would not camp there again in my 42 foot motor home. While going to our campsite following hand signals of the helper, I nearly hit a short piling. Fortunately, the helper signaled me to stop, and I was able to backup and avoid it. Leaving the campground was not easy. I was unable to swing wide enough to avoid having my rear tires hit a rock hidden by a hedge near the front gate. I backed up and a staff member moved the rock so that I could proceed. Since there was no good place to hook up my toad between the campsite and front gate without blocking traffic, I elected to leave the campground and stop along the public road by the campground to hookup. If you do decide to camp there in a big rig, my advice would be to ride around the campground in the golf cart and carefully chose your site. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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Travelin Jenkins

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

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park, very friendly staff. We only stayed overnight but will definitely go back again and stay longer. Small road going in so beware, but we thought it was worth it once we got there. Our 40 foot RV + towed = 62 feet long fit just fine. A nice gentleman escorted us in and went to the store for milk, they didn't have what we needed and someone was going into to town and they picked it up for us. There are a lot of permanent trailers but when we were there it was all quiet. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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Rvking123

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

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here in a cabin in August. The staff are very helpful and kind. The scenery is gorgeous. Campgrounds are clean and well organized. We felt very safe and protected there. We swam in the heated pool, hayrides, trails, canoe rentals, live music, playgrounds, dog run, fishing, the whole deal. Kids had a blast! Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves throughout the grounds, By far our favorite campground in PA. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Campground Cabin.

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daysfan

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

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in July 2011 in a tent with my parents staying in a 5th wheel. The first tent site they were going to place us in was on rocks on a pull through because we wanted water/electric. We went to look at the primitive sites, and all of the tent sites were in a poor place and not worth the money. I had to ask to get reimbursed since the campground is run by teenagers; the 4 days I was there I did not see one adult working. They advertise on the website that there are walking trails and a close state park down the road. This was untrue. We drove everywhere; something I was not expecting. Thankfully I was able to use my parents 5th wheel for a shower/bathroom since the facilities were in horrible shape. I believe this is from the lack of adult supervision as I mentioned before. I will not be going here again, and I would not recommend it. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Tent.

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Johnbfla

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

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

I first have to say that the only reason I gave this park a three was because of the very helpful people that work there. Next let me say that if you have anything larger than a pop up trailer stay away from this place. We had to stay there as we were traveling north and we did not have much choice. We barely got the trailer into the place it was total stress, the roads are so narrow and they have a gate auto up and down arm to enter and exit. The pull thru sites are on the side of a hill.and it was terrible getting the rig in and out, my wife went four wheeling down the hill with the 12000 lb trailer bouncing and leaning behind her. I thought it was going to tip over. The bath house had pay (coin operated) showers. Some did not work and the gals told me that the women's shower was so dirty that they did not want to sit down while dressing. The men showers did work but were not very appealing. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Lovecamper

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

Date of Stay: - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was on a hill. We either were walking uphill or down him. The staff wasn't very friendly. The spots were small. They had no TV but they did have wi-fi. Although the wi-fi didn't work well at all. The prices were very high for what we got. We will not be camping here again; that is for sure. One of the worst campground we have ever stayed at. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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jayc

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This park isn't worth the money they are getting for it. It is built on the side of a hill, so all walking is either uphill or downhill. Very hard on old knees. There is no cable TV and dish reception is impossible due to the surrounding trees. The sites are difficult to get into due to the unevenness of the terrain. It has very poor water pressure but the weather was nice. The only redeeming thing of the park and the only reason I rated it where I did, was because of the great staff that would do anything for the guests. If it hadn't been for them, it would have been a 2. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Trinket

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This camp ground was clean. The playground provides hours of entertainment for younger children and the staff was helpful and friendly. The only down sides were: our site was not level; we needed to use a bottle jack to get the camper off of the hitch; and the camp sites were a little close to each other. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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DBCooper

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

First the good point. The front portion of my skinny site was level. I was surprised since this place is on a hill. The park is rated by Travel Life/Good Sam as a 9.5/9*/9. If this were true it probably would have been worth the $50 (with discount). This is a $25 CG. The road to the CG is a one lane about 1/2 mile. Big rigs beware. No satellite, cable TV or antenna TV. WiFi is hit and miss. Satellite radio was so so. Hook ups are on the wrong side and the water spigot is just a inch from the electric plug. The picnic tables sit on the slope so they are useless. Why bother having them? Trash truck came at 7:10PM. I will NOT return to this CG. Did I mention 2 useless speed bumps? We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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siberian

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

If you like private tent sites and a lovely country location next to a beautiful state park then you will like it here. We camped at a primitive site. Lots of woods and shade. It is a walk to the activities and shower though, so I recommend bringing bikes. Porta potties are close though. The road is a bit rough going back to the primitive tenting area. They could invest in some gravel and maintain those a bit better. Nicely landscaped campground, nice activities,store and rec room and horses abound. The sites by the horse paddock are the best! Cabins are in nice wooded areas. Nice 6 foot fenced dog run area. If you have a large RV though you probably don't want to camp here. The RV sites are crowded and narrow. Other than that it is a clean, welcoming place. Great location off I-79. It was pretty full when we stayed here but people were quiet at night. Some people weren't obeying the leash rules for their dogs. They need to enforce that a bit more. And it is hilly here, which doesn't help the poor road conditions. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Tent.

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Laurbelle

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

I am very surprised at the relatively good ratings that this park received! When we first pulled up there was someone with a run-down motorhome next to us with his door opened right in front of our picnic table and our fire ring was filled with garbage. The sites are WAYYYY to close together. Also, if you are going to be visiting this campground, make sure you are up to date on your tetanus shot! The bathroom is run down with rust on everything, extremely humid and the toilets not properly secured to the floor. IMO, it should be condemned. As soon as we saw the bathrooms, we decided to pack up and leave, that was the straw that broke the camel's back. We spoke to the owner and explained why we were leaving. He didn't seem too concerned and, even though we were only there 1 hour, we were charged for the night. Whatever, I was happy to be out of there! We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Chuck F

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Good Sams rated this as a 9.5 park. Whoever wrote that review should be fired. This park has a beautiful setting, but that is as far is it goes. There is no cable, too many trees for satellite, and very weak antenna signals. Wi-Fi did not work, sites are not level and hard to even stand up on. There is no room between sites and side by side hookups on top of that. This is the worst high rated park we have ever stayed at. Absolutely no services for the prices they charge. I would pass on this one. We camped at Bear Run Campground in a Motorhome.

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