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3549 Route 105 Bear Island, Lower Queensbury, New Brunswick E6L 1J6 Canada
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Lower Queensbury
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4.5
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4.2
Value
4.2
Great Bear Camping is located on the majestic Saint John River Valley in New Brunswick,Canada. Eight(80)spacious waterfront sites available, all of whom are equipped with water,30 amp hydro,fire pot,picnic table.Be assured you will find meticulously clean grounds and washrooms. Large wooded and open sites available. (You will not find yourself lined up in a row!)Private beach and pool onsite.As a value add, the owners, Mel and Valerie Hagerman, also produce maple syrup on the 4th generation Hagerman farm. Excellent location for boating,hiking, swimming,and fishing for small mouth bass and muskie.Close to 2 excellent golf courses,shopping centre, historical attractions. Reservations recommended.
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3549 Route 105 Bear Island, Lower Queensbury, New Brunswick E6L 1J6 Canada
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Gary G wrote a review Aug 2021
Sarnia, Canada3 contributions
Covid seems to have been forgotten here. Not necessarily by the owners but by the campers. Social distancing didn't exist. Was treated very bady by some seasonals while trying to enjoy the beach (we simply asked for 6 feet of space). This is the third campground we have stayed at on our RV excursion, and all stays have been wonderful except this one. It's a beautiful spot, but the unwelcome atmosphere was apparent after we met the first full time campers. All we can say is if you keep to youself, don't dare go near a 'private dock' or apparently a 'private beach' you can enjoy the view and relax a bit. Found it interesting that the beach had sand. Must have been trucked in (illegal in most provinces), but was nice when not being stared at by others for 'trespassing'. Won't be back, and won't be recommending. Campers kids were also out of control and often cut through our site.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Valerie Hagerman, Owner at Great Bear Camping
Responded Sep 10, 2021
I just saw your comment Gary and was totally unaware you had so many difficulties on your August stay. I would have certainly done my best, as owner, to address those issues I can.
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Kimberly S wrote a review Aug 2020
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The owner of this campground is aweful! Never have i been treated this badly at any campground! First she changed the spot i had reserved (i had actually gone to the campground and picked a spot with her as i wanted shade. I have health conditions and the sun just about kills me), she told me they were full and she didnt have a spot for me then gave me what i would consider to be the worst spot in the place. There was a storm and 6 hour power outage. She closed the bathrooms. No sign of explanation. No recommendations of an alternative for those with no bathroom. Just locked. When i called the office about it there was no answer. I had to ask a seasonal camper if i could use his bathroom. How embarrassing. 24 hours after i got there.... she shows up at our site and without looking for me... starts badmouthing me to the people behind me about the fact that my water hose was leaking and "wasting my well water" (a normal and considerate person would have calmly and respectfully asked me to fix it. Turns out there was a split in the washer ring i did not know about and with my arthritis i wasnt able to tighten the hose more. She then proceeds to disconnect my hose and throw it to the ground and told the other camper "she has been nothing bit a pain in the *behind* [she used another word] since she got here, she will never come here again..." ( i was in my camper and heard her myself)! They came to me after and said "did you hear that. She is crazy." They stated they will never come to this place again and neither will I (and we were the quietest ones there)! The owner never said these words to my face. She called my cell and told me in an aggressive tone to not hook my water up until i fixed my hose. Never told me i wasnt welcome again but did say she was coming back in an hour to make sure i wasnt wasting her well water. . Later she showed up and i was talking to the lady behind me and she said in a more pleasant voice "i disconnected your hose because the other campers said the water was pouring out and wasting the well water". When she drove away the other lady and i both said she was two faced. No mention of dont come back. There were Drunk people driving golf carts everywhere. Loud music playing every night until midnight! I felt like i was at a huge concert venue. Bathroom is disgusting. Play ground is pathetic. Pool is not well maintained. Maneuvering campers is difficult because of randomly placed huge rocks. Dogs running unleashed defecating everywhere (the people behind me stepped in poop when they got there and were setting up and their dog was still in the truck) and dogs all over were barking incessantly! On the morning we were leaving she came by and said to the lady behind me.... people are complaining about these two dogs (mine and hers) barling incessantly all weekend. The lady behind me said... not her dog. He was quiet all weekend. It was my dog that was barking.... of course other peoples dogs did their share of barking. When i left i called the office and told her i was checking out. She never said dont come next weekend. I pleasantly told her to cancel next weekend. I am not going back. One a side not the two other camp grounds in the area had power outages too and did not close their bathrooms that are also on a well. I highly doubt my dripping hose would drain the well. The campground is on a lake.... pretty sure the well has lots of water too. I for one think the owner is crazy and i am never going back there! I was looking for a seasonal lot.... NOT THERE! Never recommending them!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Valerie Hagerman, Owner at Great Bear Camping
Responded Oct 18, 2020
For some reason this is the first time I saw this review. Great Bear is sorry your stay was so awful. Wish we could have addressed your concerns in person.
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Kelsey Brown wrote a review Jul 2020
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Very nice spot! We recently spent some time at Great Bear, they have a great laid back, friendly atmosphere! Only thing we would change is MANY many people have dogs of leash, which can be unsafe for many reasons like many dogs get nervous when another dog runs up to it off leash and they are properly on leash which could cause a fight so not safe for either dog! Or people that are nervous of dogs don’t appreciate random dogs loose! Besides that we had a lovely stay and would definitely consider coming back to great bear! And would certainly recommend it to others! Thanks!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Valerie Hagerman, Owner at Great Bear Camping
Responded Aug 3, 2020
I really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We have issued a firm reminder to our campers to reinforce our long standing policy. Dogs are allowed at Great Bear but if they are off the campers lot they must be on a leash. Sorry we were not aware of this concern during your stay
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Deepdiver wrote a review Jun 2020
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GREAT BEAR camping is so much fun! Everyone is so nice! The bathrooms are cleaned daily and so is the laundromat! You can't beat the beautiful view! Waking up over looking the water is amazing! Valerie and her staff are top notch and are very helpful! You won't regret camping here, just be careful because you will get addicted and wang to come back every weekend lol
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Vanessa M wrote a review Jun 2020
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My parents use to take myself and my siblings camping at Great Bear when I was a child, now I take my family there. Gorgeous scenery, clean washrooms, family friendly, fantastic owner and staff, and fun events throughout the summer, this place has it all!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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heidi_n_duckie wrote a review Jun 2020
Fredericton, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our family travelled from campground to campground for years. Last summer we made the decision to go seasonal, and boy am I so glad we chose Great Bear for this adventure!! Our children love it here! They have made many friends, and they spend their days outside running, playing, swimming, and exploring! We have made some lifelong friends here ourselves, and I can genuinely say that last summer was one of the best summers of my life! This summer is off to another great start, even with the covid restrictions. I am so thankful to Val for her vigilance in keeping us all safe, and that my children have a place to be children throughout the summer!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Darren C wrote a review Jun 2020
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Finally went seasonal at Greatbear Camping. I must say it was a great decision. I have met lots of people that seem like I have known them for years (while still keeping social distancing in mind) Lots of options for sites if you like the water,fields,or the treed in area. You have lots of options, be sure to check it out.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Gallant’s Family wrote a review Jun 2020
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Lovely spot and awesome owner & campers & clean we been staying at Great Bear Camping for 4 years now every summer, we absolutely love it!! It’s a sweet place ❤️ And it’s just a short drive away from Kings Landing. 5+ stars I would definitely recommend Great Bear Camping.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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E Andrews wrote a review Jun 2020
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My family and I started camping at Great Bear in the spring of 2019 and have a seasonal site. It's stunning views of the St. John River and the layout and privacy of the park are what first drew us to this gem. It is one of the top spots I've stayed. It's clean, extremely well cared for, and the operator and staff go above and beyond to make all campers (seasonal and non-seasonal) feel welcome and valued. The owner/operator prepared well in advance for a season of uncertainty due to Covid-19. All the safety measures are appreciated. I feel safe, secure, and grateful that I can still enjoy the camping season. It is well worth your time to stay at Great Bear. G & E Andrews
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Samantha Guiggey wrote a review Jun 2020
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We have been camping at Great Bear for many years. We love the location, the relaxed atmosphere and many friendly Campers. We have always found the campground very clean and well kept. Bathrooms are clean and updated. Valerie and her staff are so accommodating and the seasonal campers are welcoming. Whether you stay a week or a month, you will love be the landscaping, beach, pool and family feel this campground has. We look forward to our stays here. We love Great Bear ❤️
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Bear Camping
What are some of the property amenities at Great Bear Camping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Great Bear Camping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Bear Camping?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Great Bear Camping?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Bear Camping?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kings Landing (5.8 miles).