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Bear River Lake Resort

40800 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA 95666
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

People shared experiences, found groups to hang around with and all rentals are dirt cheap. I stayed there for scuba dive and couldn't expect more. Food options are limited though. You'll be in trouble if you're reaching late night. Your GPS will take you to a place 10 miles before the actual resort.

1 Thank Mudit D
Concord, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

if your wanting to have a good time don't go there the owner there is rude and mean he makes up rules that are crazy like what time you have to be in bed at cant be outside past ten at night its not a place for kids I would not have this man around my young kids if you... More 

17 Thank bill e

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Suisun City, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Our first family camping trip was great... only because we were all together. Because of the need for electricity, we chose Bear River Campground. The pictures depicted a peaceful and clean campground. The scenery is beautiful! When we arrived, checking in was easy because one of our family members had already checked everyone in. But, since there was no phone... More 

10 Thank dhiggy
Vacaville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

To start... it it beautiful. But the people running the resort have decided to set up rules for camping i.e: 10pm quiet time... then let a frat party happen on Friday night until the party gave up at 2ish in the morning, took the complaints, didn't investigate....and then let the frat party escalate to mayhem on Saturday night until again... More 

4 Thank familyfirstkindaDAD
San Leandro, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We have gone camping here twice and both times we really had a good time. It's great for kids, and dogs. Our dogs love to swim in the lake, and by sunset they were passed out in the back of my 4Runner. There's fishing, store on site - less than an hour drive to Tahoe. Our 1st year, the water... More 

1 Thank Jill W
Fair Oaks, Ca
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I camped at Bear River years ago, when my kids were little and always had a great time. I returned this past week after 12 years no longer with the kids and tents but a small popup and had an incredible time. Just decided my newly retired husband and I needed a hobby so we entered the store without any... More 

5 Thank pasanelli
Sunnyvale, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Listen, this campground is noisy, atv's, dirt bikes rolling though the trails past our campsite all day and night... but it felt like one big party and we really enjoyed ourselves! Kids playing hide and seek in the evening, flashlights everywhere, screaming teenagers having a blast with their family and friends. Campfires, eating, drinkin, smokin, and having a ton of... More 

7 Thank Amber C
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

How can I put it in proper words how awful this place actually is... We rented the "cabin" let me be clear here this is a single wide dumpy, dirty, rat infested trailer, propane leaking, no hot water trailer! The staff acts as though we are staying at the Ritz Carlton and treat their guest as lower class citizens, verbally... More 

22 Thank H C
Folsom, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We had planned a family and friend trip this last weekend and found Bear River Lake Resort online. Needless to say the pictures look a lot better than the actual campsites. First off the map online makes it seem like the campsites are big enough for a couple of tents. No, they are small and on a hill. In addition,... More 

9 Thank summerfun73
Martinez, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

I've been going to Bear River Lake Resort for 20 years and my experience this past summer was so AWEFUL I had no choice but to tell everyone I can not to ever stay here. We rented the mobile homes "luxury camping" is what we used to call it. One of the decks collapsed while our friend was on it... More 

22 Thank kymer_10
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