Black Bear Campground | FAQs

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(845) 651-7717

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I do in case of emergency?

CALL 911. Please inform the operator that you are in Black Bear Campground, 197 Wheeler Road, Florida, NY, and your site number, as well as the name of the person needing assistance. Then notify the Campground Manager at (845) 651-7717.

What time can I Check-In or Check-Out?

RV Sites: Check-in after 1:00 p.m.; check-out before 12:00 noon. Early arrivals may be accommodated if the site is available. There is an additional fee. Late check-out must be authorized by management and may be permitted if the site is available. There is an additional fee.

Do you have Quiet Hours?

Yes, we do! Quiet hours are observed between 11:00 PM - 8:00 AM. Fires must be out by midnight.

I know that you used to not allow motorcycles. Is that still true?

We are happy to announce that we now allow Motorcycles and Trikes in our lower area only! Please tell our staff if you are bringing your motorcycle so we may accommodate you.

Is there room at my RV site for my car?

Yes! However, only 2 vehicles allowed per site. Fifth-wheel trailer or travel trailer and passenger vehicle pulling trailer are counted as 1 vehicle. Towed car attached to car trailer are counted as 1 vehicle. For more than 2 vehicles, extra charges will apply. Do not block the road or park on another site. Do not park any vehicles, cargo or utility trailers, car dollies, car trailers, or boats in any other sites unless pre-authorized by management. Vehicles parked in non-authorized locations are subject to towing and/or fines. Please keep all vehicles off of the grass.

What is the speed limit at Black Bear Campground?

The speed limit is 10 mph or as posted. Please obey all traffic and directional signs. Some of our roads are one-way.

I am a hunter. Can I bring my firearm onsite?

No firearms, BB guns, any type of explosive, bows and arrows, paint ball guns, etc. are allowed on Campground property. Hunting is prohibited.

We are staying with you for the holidays. Can we use our fireworks while we are there?

No firecrackers, fireworks, sparklers, or any other type of explosive are allowed on Campground property.

Do you have a pet policy?

We love pets! Proof of proper vaccinations are required at check-in. Only 3 pets per RV site are permitted and all pets must be kept on a short (6’ or shorter) leash when walked. Pets should be under your control at all times and not left outside unattended. Please clean up after your pet(s); waste should be disposed of in the dumpsters or in the pet waste receptacles located and marked throughout the Campground. All pets must be fed indoors. Pet owners are responsible for any damage caused by their pet(s). The campground has the sole discretion to remove or exclude certain pets, including, but not limited to, breed-specific exclusions; pets which are aggressive, hostile, vicious, dangerous, or potentially dangerous; pets that require muzzling or are disruptive in behavior (such as fighting or biting) in response to a stimulus; pets that due to their young age are exempted from state or local law vaccination requirements; sick pets; and/or animals in heat.

Can I set up my bird feeder while I am there?

Bird feeders are allowed; however, bird feeding should only occur during the winter months when bears are in their dens. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation highly recommends that bird feeding activities cease by April 1 and resume November 30 in bear country. Please do not feed the wildlife.

Can I fish in the pond?

The pond is for catch-and-release fishing only and stocked with bass, sunfish, and bluegill. Fishing is allowed during the spring, summer, and fall. Please, no ice fishing is allowed no one should ever attempt to go out on the ice. There is no swimming at any time in our pond.

Can I bring my ATV or drive my Golf Cart onsite?

NO motorized bikes, Segways, hover boards, snowmobiles, ATVs, or similar vehicles—including golf carts and motorized scooters (unless medically necessary)—are to be used in the Campground.

I have a drone. What are the limitations for use within the Campground?

No drones or radio-controlled aircraft may be operated within or above the Campground.

I want to have a party for my child. May I rent a Bounce House to be used on site?

No bounce houses or similar units to be set up or used in the park.

I’m bringing my mountain bike. Can I ride it onsite?

Bicycles may only be ridden in designated areas and NOT on hills. There is a nearby town park and numerous area hiking trails where biking is allowed.

Should I pack my remote-controlled toys?

Remote control toys (cars, helicopters, etc.) are not permitted at Black Bear Campground. There is a nearby town park and numerous area hiking trails where these items can be used.

Do you pick up my garbage from my RV site?

We do not provide trash pickup. Please clean up your space before leaving. All garbage, trash, litter, and pet waste is to be tied in plastic bags and placed in the dumpsters. The dumpsters are for household garbage only. Paint cans, tires, and hazardous materials are not allowed. Recycling is mandatory in the state of New York.

Do you have facilities to dump my black and gray tanks?

By law, dumping of gray or black water on the ground is NOT allowed; all sewer hookups require appropriate sewer fittings, either a sewer donut or sewer elbow. Leaking hoses must be disconnected and replaced immediately. Turn engines off while dumping. No dumping of gasoline, oil, or any toxic or hazardous materials on the ground or in the septic system. Due to environmental considerations, we forbid the use of formaldehyde-based holding tank additives into Black Bear Campground’s septic system. Water spigots at each site should have an anti-backwash valve installed; please report any water leaks to Campground management as soon as possible.

I have a friend in the area who would like to visit me, can they stay with me in my RV?

Campers are responsible for their visitors registering at the office; there is a visitor’s fee. Campers and visitors are required to comply with Campground general rules and regulations as well as those posted at the swimming pool, office, pavilion, and throughout the Campground.

Is there a lifeguard posted at the heated pool?

No lifeguard is on duty; no one should swim alone. Parents must supervise their children. All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older). When the pool gate is locked, the pool is closed irrespective of posted pool hours. Pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, or as weather permits.

My Cable/Water Spigot/Etc. doesn’t seem to be functioning properly. What should I do?

Please report any facility that is not working properly to management by calling (845) 651-7717.

Does your Wi-Fi require a password?

Black Bear Campground WiFi is FREE to our campers and requires no password. Our WiFi is an unsecured network. For your Internet safety, please use a firewall protection system. BANDWIDTH IS LIMITED, SO IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR NEIGHBORS, PLEASE, NO STREAMING! ABUSE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF WI-FI PRIVILEGES. If you are in our lower area, you may connect to ‘Black Bear Turbo’; our upper area connection is ‘Black Bear.’ When logging in, you will be directed to an Internet Access page with a button to "press for free wifi." Once you click the "Free Access" button, another page will notify you that your login was successful and then you will click "Done." You must log back in after 24-hours.

I am working in the area and need an RV site for several months. What should I know about long-term rentals?

Occupancy at our sites shall be for a period of not longer than 210 days in any 12-month period/calendar year. No public school age children staying at a campsite shall be enrolled in public or private school based on residency at the campground. We offer only daily or weekly (including extended stay) RV site rentals. Do not use Black Bear Campground as your permanent address. Mail can be sent from the Campground store/office. Storage sheds of any size are not allowed on a site, nor are decks, fences, or permanent enclosures. Clotheslines are not permitted. Skirting for winter months must have prior approval by Campground management. An allowance of $250 per month is available for electric use. Any additional charge must be paid by customer. A copy of your electric meter billing is available upon request.

Can I have mail forwarded to Black Bear Campground?

You may receive mail here at Black Bear Campground; however, do not use Black Bear Campground as your permanent address. You may have mail sent to our post office box address: Black Bear Campground, P.O. Box 82, Florida, NY 10921. Packages may be delivered to our physical address: 197 Wheeler Rd., Florida, NY 10921. Mail can be sent out from the Campground store/office.

Can I wash my vehicle or RV at my site?

We do not allow the washing of vehicles or RVs anywhere on site. A do-it-yourself car wash is located nearby on Maple Avenue in the Village of Florida.

Do you allow tent camping?

We do not have tent sites. No tents are allowed anywhere in the Campground without prior approval by management. With approval, a small, well-kept tent may be used within the limitations of your site.

Is smoking allowed at your campground?

By law, no smoking (including e-cigarettes) in or around the Campground office, store, pavilion, laundry, or restrooms or within 20' of a main entrance, exit, or operable window of a public place. Please do not throw cigarette butts on the ground or leave them in your fire pit.



Rights of Management

Management reserves the right to evict without prior notice anyone who creates a disturbance or breaks any of the rules. No refund of fees will be made in the event of such eviction.