Black Bear Campground

Nearest Full Service Campground to New York City


(on limited basis during the winter)

Black Bear Campground is 65 miles away from New York City.
From mid-May to mid-October, there are tours direct from the campground by an independent tour company.

Site Map and Rules

Black Bear Campground Rules

Emergency: Call 911. Please inform the operator that you are in Black Bear Campground, the name of the person needing assistance, and your site number. Then notify the Campground Manager.

Quiet Hours: Will be observed between 11:00PM - 8:00AM. Fires must be out by midnight.

Safety: Motorcycles, golf carts, motor bikes, motorized scooters, Segways, hover boards, snowmobiles, ATVs, or similar vehicles may not be driven in the campground. Drones or radio-controlled aircraft are not permitted within or above the campground. Bounce houses and/or similar units are not to be setup or used in the campground.

Parking: Only 2 (two) vehicles per site; there is a charge for any additional vehicle.

Speed Limit: 10 MPH. Or as posted.

Pets: Three cats or dogs are permitted per site. No Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and Dobermans are not permitted in the campground. We do require proof of proper vaccinations. Copies of vaccinations required at check-in. Maximum leash length is 6 feet. Pets should be under your control at all times and not left unattended. You are required to clean up after your pet. All pet waste must be deposited into trash cans or receptacles provided throughout the park. Pet owners are responsible for any damage caused by the pet. All pets must be fed indoors.

Weapons/Firearms: Hunting, Firearms, BB guns, paint guns, bow & arrows, fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers, or other explosive devises are not permitted in the campground.

Pond: Our Pond is a catch and release fishing pond. Swimming, ice skating, or ice fishing is not permitted. No Pets permitted in the pond area or in the pond.

Garbage and Recycling: All garbage (please, nothing but household), trash, and litter must be placed in the dumpsters. Recycling bins are provided in several places in the campground. You are responsible for keeping your site clean. Please clean your site before your departure. Please do not leave your garbage outside your door, on picnic tables, or in the fire rings. When you depart, please place all garbage in the dumpsters provided in all areas of the campground. We do not provide the service of picking up your garbage.

Dump: Waste and gray water connections must be secured with a donut or screw-in adapter, please ensure all hoses are not leaking. Replace or fix immediately. Dumping of waste or gray water on the ground is not only hazardous, but not permitted nor is dumping of oil, gas, or other hazardous material. Please report any water spigot leaks to staff personnel.

Visitors: We require all visitors to register at the office. There is a visitor fee. Every guest and visitor in the campground is expected to follow all campground rules and regulations.

Swimming Pool: There is no lifeguard. All children 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult over 18, and supervised at all times. When the pool gate is locked, the pool is closed. The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Miscellaneous Rules:
a) Please report any facility not working properly to management.
b) Storage sheds, decks, permanent structures/enclosures, and/or clotheslines are not permitted.
c) Please do not wash your vehicles.
d) PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE. This includes feral cats.
e) Bicycles are to be ridden in designated areas only, please do not ride on the hills, to the pool or the campground store.
f) Using Black Bear Campground as your permanent address is not allowed.
g) Tents are not permitted anywhere in the campground without prior approval from the owner or manager.
h) Please clean up immediately after your pets. Pet disposal baskets and trash receptacles are provided throughout the park.
i) Remote control vehicles, i.e. cars, trucks, ATVs, etc. are not permitted in the campground.

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.

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P.O. Box 82 • 197 Wheeler Road
Florida, New York 10921
(845) 651-7717

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