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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake. Great place to camp as long as the dust is down. Fishing was hit and miss but PGE was letting water out and I think the fish head down stream with the water lol. Husband was happy with his catch. Bring cash for wood and ice. Bar and store have wonderful friendly people. Have fun

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Thank Rhonda H
Lincoln, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

More like 3.5 stars.... We had never been here before and picked this place randomly to camp for a weekend. It took about 2 hours or so to get here. The staff was nice... price is fine.. The lake looked really nice.. You can fish... The camp sites are pretty close together... Our site was kind of small but it... More 

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Thank Will G
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Last year we went to Bear River Lake resort and camped for the weekend. It was late in the summer, we found it to be very dry and dusty as a result of the drought. Even with low lake levels I was still able to catch a pan sized trout which made for good eating. They stock the lake every... More 

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Thank Nigel T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

People shared experiences, found groups to hang around with and all rentals are dirt cheap. I stayed there for scuba dive and couldn't expect more. Food options are limited though. You'll be in trouble if you're reaching late night. Your GPS will take you to a place 10 miles before the actual resort.

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1 Thank Mudit D
Concord, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

if your wanting to have a good time don't go there the owner there is rude and mean he makes up rules that are crazy like what time you have to be in bed at cant be outside past ten at night its not a place for kids I would not have this man around my young kids if you... More 

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Suisun City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Our first family camping trip was great... only because we were all together. Because of the need for electricity, we chose Bear River Campground. The pictures depicted a peaceful and clean campground. The scenery is beautiful! When we arrived, checking in was easy because one of our family members had already checked everyone in. But, since there was no phone... More 

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11 Thank dhiggy
Vacaville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

To start... it it beautiful. But the people running the resort have decided to set up rules for camping i.e: 10pm quiet time... then let a frat party happen on Friday night until the party gave up at 2ish in the morning, took the complaints, didn't investigate....and then let the frat party escalate to mayhem on Saturday night until again... More 

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5 Thank familyfirstkindaDAD
San Leandro, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We have gone camping here twice and both times we really had a good time. It's great for kids, and dogs. Our dogs love to swim in the lake, and by sunset they were passed out in the back of my 4Runner. There's fishing, store on site - less than an hour drive to Tahoe. Our 1st year, the water... More 

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1 Thank Jill W
Fair Oaks, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

I camped at Bear River years ago, when my kids were little and always had a great time. I returned this past week after 12 years no longer with the kids and tents but a small popup and had an incredible time. Just decided my newly retired husband and I needed a hobby so we entered the store without any... More 

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5 Thank pasanelli
Sunnyvale, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Listen, this campground is noisy, atv's, dirt bikes rolling though the trails past our campsite all day and night... but it felt like one big party and we really enjoyed ourselves! Kids playing hide and seek in the evening, flashlights everywhere, screaming teenagers having a blast with their family and friends. Campfires, eating, drinkin, smokin, and having a ton of... More 

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Address: 40800 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA 95666
Region: United States > California > Pioneer
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Bear River Lake Hotel Pioneer
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