Bear Run Campground is a full-service family vacation destination operated by the Wehr Family since 1975. This top-rated Good Sam and Trailer Life Park offers a wide range of accommodations; select from RV and pull-thru sites, rustic to deluxe cabins, or tent and backpacking and walk-in sites. Of course, Bear Run Campground has all the amenities to make your stay convenient and easy going. In addition, Bear Run Campground offers an array of activities for adults and children to enjoy.
This campground is deceptively big! The nightly RV sites are close to the park entrance and are relatively flat. The campground hosts themed events, game nights and arts& crafts. There is a swimming pool and playground for the kids. It also has a small café that sells baked goods and coffee. On Saturdays they sell amazing Armish Donuts!
Further into the campground the sites turn to more permanent sites. Further up the hill are more cottages and camping. This campground is steep in parts and too large to walk efficiently. There is a fenced dog run area and a beautiful lake. All sites have fire rings. There is an onsite laundry, WIFI, onsite dump station and propane refill station.
You can also buy ice and firewood. The campground is gated. Lots to do at the campground and lots to do in the surrounding area. They welcome all furry friends!
Fantastic service, really kind people and very relaxing place also the campground is very family friendly.
I've only camped in state parks before. We went to Bear Run during the pandemic, when the state parks weren't open yet.
We were tent car-camping. We felt as if Bear Run really catered to RVers.
The tent sites were small and crammed together. There was no bathroom (only a porta-potty). There was no place to wash dishes (the closest thing we could find was a hose that was FAR away). There were no grates on the fire-pits for cooking (as there are at DNCR facilities).
Now that said, you CAN drink alcohol there (which IS a plus).
And the staff was awesome … we could CALL them on our phone and they would bring us stuff (more fire wood, a grate for cooking). THAT was nice.
But without a closer bathroom and a place to wash dishes, we would just as soon go back to state parks.
We loved camping at Bear Run so much we bought an old trailer and we now park it there year around. Every weekend there are activities, there is a heated pool and Friday night Bingo. A great place with even better people! The restrooms are clean and the general store carries most thing you would need.
Bear Run offers pull through sites for larger RV's. The pool is smaller but still enjoyable. Tons of activities always planned on the weekend. Family Friendly Friendly!
Nice campground but too hilly for kids to ride bikes. Very close to Lake Arthur for fishing and kayaking.
We stayed at this camp ground for our first experience camping! Quiet and friendly place!
Bear Run Campground is not a state-run campground, so it doesn't come attached to a large parcel of woodlands with trails to explore. Even the nearby Moraine State Park isn't exactly an outdoors-man's paradise. Depending on what you want from a camping trip, this could be the place for you. I tend to think of camping as an escape from suburban life. I go to be in the forest, surrounded by trees, and streams, and silence. If that sounds like you, then Bear Run is not your spot. It's where people who love action go to camp. It's got everything: a large store with gifts and supplies, a swimming pool, horseback riding, games, a laundromat, even the occasional class or two. And it's all squeezed in very tightly together. The campsites are all side-by-side. There's a lot of car traffic and kids on bicycles, too. To me, this place sort of feels like a Pittsburgh neighborhood with trailers instead of row houses. If you're an extroverted camper who loves to meet his or her neighbors and play horseshoes and corn hole all day, you'll probably like this place. It's just not me. Having said all of that, the place is well-run, and the management is friendly and helpful.
This is a great campground for families. I always camp near the horses as i like a bit more privacy. The front of the campground is a bit too packed for my liking. They also have a primative area that is quite nice. Moraine State Park is close by for canoeing and fishing.
We always have an amazing time at Bear Run! Very family friendly place and pets are welcome too! My son loves the horse rides on Sundays