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Great Bear Camping

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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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Fredericton Airport26 mi
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First time this summer/ever and loved it. This really is a swinging place. Young folks , old folks all keen to participate in fun times! Love all the Christmas lights on the trailers which was the first hint that this is a fun campground. Water activities are a big thing here.
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On a road trip through New Brunswick I called Great Bear with only 3 hours notice and was able to get a camp site no problem - they were very friendly and accommodating and let us choose the spot wanted since it was a slow night. We stopped into a Tuesday before school let out
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Response from Valerie H, Owner at Great Bear Camping
Responded Jul 9, 2018
It was a pleasure hosting you at Great Bear Camping. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Valerie Hagerman
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While on an East Coast family trip, we were looking to find place set up tents for the night and save a little on a hotel stay one night. I stumbled across Great Bear in my search for something a little ways away from the main route we were travelling as well as being near the
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Response from Valerie H, Owner at Great Bear Camping
Responded Jun 22, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to make this wonderful comment about Great Bear Camping. Your sons beautiful drawing of your campsite is hung prominently in our office. It was a pleasure meeting your family.
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My boyfriend and I came here for the first time in June 2017. We tented at C7 and of course it rained. Despite the rain we had a fantastic time. The staff was lovely, the people around us camping were quiet, and the view of the water was perfect. We came again May of 2018 in a
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Response from Valerie H, Owner at Great Bear Camping
Responded May 21, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to compose this review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope you get a chance to come again. I will try my best to save C-7 site for you. It is a popular waterfront site. Valerie Hagerman, Campground Owner
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I have read the reviewed below and feel that everyone is welcome to voice there comments but feel that these last to are harsh as I have camped here for years and love as does my children. The experience here is one that most children will take with them for the rest of there
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Wooded and open campsite,several "pull-thru" sites.
As a seasonal camper for a number of years at Great Bear I would like to make following comments on the posters comments. Great Bear has a number of seasonal campers that have been there for many many years in some cases. Everyone helps each other out and those that pull in for a weekend or month. I have camped for many years travelling around until I decided to take a seasonal at Great Bear. Having camped at alot of camp grounds, you see the difference at Great Bear with friendly campers and very nice sized lots compared to a number of other campgrounds that have you 5 feet away from next lot. If you look at what other camp grounds charge for seasonals, you will find Great Bear is priced fairly for what you get in lot size alone and view/access to water. Other campgrounds near Breat Bear charge anywhere from $1700 to $4500 for a seasonal lot. Most don't have access and view to water, so you must consider that in deciding how much you are willing to pay for what you get. I agree there is no store but there is one 15 minutes or so to Fredericton or to Nackwick. No wifi, well most campgrounds in NB don't have cable or wifi, for most of us, we have our own wifi on a Rogers or Bell stick and sat TV if that is what you want. There is no public dock, but there is a public launch and public beach access. A number of seasonal have docks and to my knowledge the owners of these docks never complain when someone pulls to dock to get people on boat. As a seasonal, you get a package from the owner at beginning of year, that clearly outlines dates the campground is open. It clearly states that the campground closes on Labor Day weekend, and if you choose to stay longer the fee you pay is to: (1) leave power connected or (2) stay a night. It should not be a surprise to anyone when end of season ends and the fees charged after that date. Demographics are changing. The campground in last 2 years or so has seen more kids camping. I know owner is looking at installing a playground so kids have a slide, monkey bars etc (there is one now with swings)...A new salt water pool was also installed this year. As for campground activities, there were some if people wanted to participate. This year we had 3 weekend nights of fireworks, a potluck dinner, kid activities and a washer toss tournament.
"d11 was a great spot"
"check out the plateau"
"Book early to get the waterfront sites (a number of them get booked the year before)."
"Walk through this lovely campground and visit with the special group of seasonals that are there!!!!"
"When making your booking, ask for a site near the water, you won't regret it!"
CanadaNew BrunswickLower Queensbury
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