Bear Run Campground

Bear Run Campground

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3.5
#2 of 3 campgrounds in Portersville
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.9
Value
3.2
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 & 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 partake in.
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Melissalex wrote a review Sep 2022
Halifax, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice campground just off the highway, you're tucked away in nature. We were in a tent & the only ones in our area Camping that night so it was silent & beautiful with the fireflies around us. The one downfall was the area was extremely dark with no lights around the toliet or buildings in the distance, great for sleeping but not for getting up in the night so remember a flash light! We even got woken up to a wolf or coyote howling at 3am, very cool! A nice spot to camp with good amenities.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Meander67105655313 wrote a review Jul 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The campground is very nice. The staff was great. Some of the people staying there need to watch there kids. The campsite beside us was up partying until 3am. All in all it was a good weekend. I would definitely recommend. It would probably be best to stay closer to the entrance.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Robert S wrote a review Aug 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you. My son and I had an enjoyable stay at Bear Run, except for the rain on Saturday night, lol. A bit of a downside: We had a "neighbor" at site *** who decided it was a good idea to create noise by driving out, then returning to that site at 2:05 a.m. on Sunday morning. Not cool, but certainly no fault of the campground. Your regulations were crystal clear.
If I may make a few suggestions: There are a few very deep ruts (which could be filled by adding gravel) along the way to my primitive site where we stayed, and a few of the tree branches need trimming so as to avoid bending vehicle antennas. I am not complaining, just offering up a suggestion or two.
Your sites are beautiful. We felt safe and secure in the campground.
Until next year,

Bob S.
Valparaiso, IN
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Leestanger wrote a review Aug 2020
Pittsburgh
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on Friday Aug 14th. We were told almost immediately that my Son's dog could not stay because she has pitbull in it, mean while the campers right next to us has a dog that is pitbull mix, no chain or leash. But that's ok because the owner says so.
Sat, 330am, quiet time, one camper in a tent has had their radio on outside the tent and you can hear it up and down the whole road. Anyone checking, nope! I am sure the owner got a good night's sleep though. Noone answers the phone, noone enforces the rules, I am sure because they are sleeping.
I understand covid is an issue, but when you have children staring at the pool because they can't swim on a hot day. Then you just need to shut it down, instead of making children feel like they are excluded.
This campground is amateur at best and there are too many better campgrounds in pa. To waste your money here! This was my son's birthday celebration, and I have no respect for the owners that take no action when we all get a copy of the rules and we are made to comply, when its convenient. This family needs to sell it to someone who is much more caring about the facility. Oh and smelling the trash and sewage the whole time was wonderful!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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RSP77 wrote a review Sep 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Pine Meadows section near the horses in early September 2020 and we LOVED it!!! All of the staff members were very nice and helpful , they even delivered firewood to our site! We took our 16ft fishing boat and they let us park it in a nice area near the front of the campground. It's a gated facility so we felt very safe there. It's also a great place for children. They have a pool and a nice playground at the front of the campground. Since we tent camped we stayed towards the back and it was very quiet. The bathhouses were very clean and the port-a-johns were also kept very clean! Since we stayed in September we can't comment about what it's like during peak season but we had a great time!!! We highly recommend Bear Run.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Voyager05336041069, Owner at Bear Run Campground
Responded Sep 26, 2020
It sounds like you all had an amazing camping trip! From the friendly staff members to the clean facilities, we're happy we could make your visit memorable. Whether it's peak or off-season, we want everyone to connect with nature while they're with us. We can't wait to see you all again! Until next time, Bear Run Campground
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Elizabeth Henderson wrote a review Sep 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start off by saying, the bathrooms were incredibly clean. I have been to a lot of campgrounds similar in size to Bear Run Campground on holiday weekends like Labor Day, and I have never seen public bath houses so clean! Literally spotless, from morning until night. Just goes to show how much they care about their guests. My family had an amazing time, and when we come back in town next year for Labor Day you can bet we will be renting another cabin at Bear Run.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Extremely clean, family friendly
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Karen G wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Back to our favorite getaway ! Only 45 minutes from Pittsburgh. Close to Morraine State Park and McConnell’s Mill State Park. This campground has it all. Full court basket ball/ pickle ball pavilion with lights, swimming, softball, canoe,kayak rentals, games, plenty of shade, paved roads, propane, and most of all friendly , professional staff who keep the place all trimmed up, clean and always new things. Well worth a stop. Lots of tenting areas too!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Passenger434175 wrote a review Jul 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a reservation for a camping site and a cabin. They called us two weeks later to tell us they wanted to know more about the breed of our dog. Our dog is mixed breed but not any of the breeds listed that weren't allowed. After we told them the breeds she was a week later they wanted a photo of our dog. We sent the photo but didn't hear about whether she would be allowed to come so we had to find another campground. It cost us $75.00 to cancel our reservations.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kelly P wrote a review May 2023
Wheeling, West Virginia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our first time staying at this campground. I would say it has tremendous potential but needs some TLC. We have two small kids so the playground area to us is important, it definitely needs some repairs. To their credit they did have someone here looking at it, so I hope to be able to update this as we would return again. The staff were very friendly and willing to help with anything. I’m glad we did try it out, fingers crossed they help out the playground area.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jill wrote a review Jul 2020
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Glad we found BearRun. This is our first year with a camper. We have a great spot with awesome neighbors. The kids are having a ball with the weekend activities, the pool, and the playground. We have a couple of kayaks and it's an easy ride over to the lake!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Voyager05336041069, Owner at Bear Run Campground
Responded Jul 9, 2020
We're glad you found us also! It's awesome to hear your first year with a camper has been a blast so far with the kiddos, and we can't wait for what the rest of the summer has in store for you. We appreciate the awesome review, and look forward to seeing you around! Best, Bear Run Campground
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Answer from Namastenomi
St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica625 contributions74 helpful votes
I think there was a minimal fee we were having people visit and were told to have them check in at the front and get the pass it was a nominal amount. I can't remember what it was since they ended up not showing up. If you call the desk ahead they should be able to tell you they were very helpful. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
Elizabeth Henderson wrote a tip Sep 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Extremely clean, family friendly"
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kamilouise13 wrote a tip Aug 2018
Granville, Ohio172 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The cabins are really nice and it's better with kids to be in a campground."
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rescueagreyhound wrote a tip Aug 2018
Akron, Ohio482 contributions251 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Expensive $36.00 per night primitive with pay hot showers."
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Abby R wrote a tip May 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania143 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pine Meadows sites are large and quiet"
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cclark112016 wrote a tip Aug 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania12 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sites are long but not too wide. Camping close to the store is convenience to activities."
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300
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Run Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Bear Run Campground?
Nearby attractions include McConnells Mill State Park (2.9 miles), Moraine State Park (1.5 miles), and Betsy's Barn (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bear Run Campground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Bear Run Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bear Run Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Snowman, Browns Country Kitchen, and Prospect Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear Run Campground?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Bear Run Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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