We previously stayed at Bear Creek in 2005 and were disappointed in the changes we found in the campground. The Wi-Fi only worked occasionally and the staff only offered excuses, not solutions. However, the most distressing change was the fact that they lock the building housing the restrooms and showers from 10:30 pm to 8 am. Early risers and those wishing to leave early in the morning do not have access to these facilities. With these changes and the attitude of the owners, we probably would not stay here again.
This was a larger campground than many in Alaska. The sites were pull through with some space between units. The wi-fi was free and worked well in the camper. Staff was friendly. We would stay here again.
We enjoyed our stay at this park. The people who work here were friendly and helpful. They do put a number of campers in a small space, but no worse than any other campground in Alaska. The campground is in walking distance of town. They have only a few full hook-ups, but provide a portable grey water tank if you need to dump, so you do not have to unhook to do so. We found that very convenient. We would stay here again.
I was disappointed in the campground. The individual showers, of which only two were working, were old looking and dirty. The showers in the restrooms were completely closed and unavailable. They indicate that they have TV, but we were unable to get any reception at all. The campsites were designed so that two camping units share an outdoor space which does not allow for privacy particularly when the family in the other camping unit is outside constantly. We felt very exposed.
The park is well maintained and the showers and restrooms are clean. When we were here the electrical problems in Juneau had been fixed so we were not on a meter. The cable was not working, but movies were available from the office to watch. The park is within several miles of Mendenhall Glacier and near the ferry terminal. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
This was one of the least people friendly campgrounds we encountered in 9 weeks of travel. One cause of our problem was the small sites sandwiching our small travel trailer between two bus sized motorhomes so close we could shake hands from the campers. The campground ad indicated they had cable TV, which was one reason we reserved here. No where did any ad indicate that cable was available only at full hookup sites, which we were unable to get. When we questioned the employee at the desk about the cable it was then we found out only the full hookups had cable. She then told us to hook up our satellite dish. If we had a satellite dish we would not care about cable. We indicated that our location between large motorhomes only allowed us to get one station with our antenna, and to that she again replied in a rude manner, "Well maybe it will be a good one." When we asked to speak to the owner/manager, we were told they would not be available until morning. In addition, the bathrooms were poorly marked. We would not stay here again. The price of $32 was high for just water and electric in a tiny space.