There's so much to do at Bear Run Campground, right in our own backyard. You can choose to lose an afternoon in our sparkling resort pool, jump into a friendly game of volleyball or horseshoes, or fish our stocked pond. However you choose to spend time, family fun and camping memories in Butler County near Pittsburgh are waiting!
Splashing around has never been this much fun. Pool games, music, sunshine, and good friends... they're all part of the recipe of great summer memories!
Climb, crawl, hang, swing... a great playground is the stage where imagination comes to life and friends are made for years to come. Our Bear Run playground is no different!
Whether you're dropping a line in the Spring in our trout-stocked fishing pond or venturing out to nearby Lake Arthur, anglers of all levels will hook whatever they're looking for!
Direct access to Lake Arthur offers a tremendous experience on the water for kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, outboard motors, sailing and more! There is a 20 HP limit.
Kayak, Canoe, & Paddleboard Rentals
Enjoy the convenience of renting right from Bear Run’s front desk! At Porters Cove Launch, just 900 yards from the campground entrance, you can begin your self-guided tour of Lake Arthur. You will be completely outfitted with a lifejacket, paddles, and a whistle. Rentals are ½ day in duration and boat transporting is not required.
At the end of a long day of memory-making, the communal fireplace is where we gather to share, reminisce, laugh, and enjoy the company of fellow campers in a beautiful location.
You gotta bring it when you're on the Bear Run volleyball court! Friendly competition is always welcome here when we step out onto the court together!
Paved Basketball Court
Grab the rock and let’s get our hoops on, rain or shine, at our covered basketball pavilion! It's the perfect place for ballers of all skill levels to get their game and and drop some buckets!
Game Room & Pool Table
Enjoy a variety of indoor games and chalk up the cues for an always riveting game of pool on our Bear Run billiards table!
Without question a staple of a camping vacation, this outdoor favorite is always the scene of fun, competition, and great memories made in the outdoors.
There's so much natural beauty at and around the campground for our guests... and the nature walk is a fantastic way to experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking Butler County.
For our guests who love bird watching, Bear Run Campground offers a variety of beautiful bird species that are a joy to observe in the beauty of the great outdoors. Take in sightings of herons, osprey, an occasional Bald Eagle and many more!
Have you tried GaGa Ball yet? This fast-paced and family-friendly game is booming in popularity, and once you hop into the ring to play your first match, you'll see why!
Pirate Ship Playscape
The kids will love conquering the high seas from atop our Pirate Ship Playscape! Climb on-board, raise the flag, and sail off into an adventure!
Opening Weekend: Water on weather permitting
Fishing Derby Weekend: Prizes!
Cinco De Mayo: Taco Bar
Mothers Day Weekend: Craft for Mom, Up to $10 off breakfast for all registered “Mom” campers
Salute to our Hero’s Weekend: 25% off campsites for all First Responders & Military
Memorial Day Weekend: Jungle Terry Animal Show! Live music, Field Games, DJ & More!
Comedy Weekend: Comedy Ventriloquist show on Saturday
Jeep Fest: (Butler County Event)
Father's Day Weekend: Chainsaw carver & Up to $10 off breakfast for all registered “Dad” campers
School's Out for Summer: Balloon Artist & Kids Candy Bar BINGO
June 30-July 4
4th Weekend: “American Pie” band, Jungle Terry Animal Show, DJ, Field Games & More!
Oldies/ Ice Cream Social Weekend: This is a going to be a deliciously good weekend... don't miss it!
Island Party Weekend: Live music by “Pantropics”
Christmas in July: Santa & Mrs. Claus visit. Site decorating contest
Wild World of Animals Weekend: It's an exposition of amazing animals at Bear Run!
Regatta at Lake Arthur: Fireworks/Car Show @ Moraine
Annual Harvest Corn Roast: Live Music & All You Can Eat corn on the cob
Country/Western Weekend: “Honky Tonk Hero’” Band
Birthday Weekend: Celebrate with hot dogs and cake
Labor Day Weekend: Jungle Terry Animal Show! Live Music, Field Games, DJ, plus much more!
Taste of Italy: Pasta Dinner
Mountain Pie Bake-Off: Live Music
McConnell’s Mills Heritage Festival: This awesome local event is fun for the whole family and is just 3 miles away!
September 29- October 1
Arts & Craft Weekend:
Pig Roast: Sat. at 4 pm Limited Tickets! “Harmony Hot Haus” band
Halloween Party I: Trick-or-Treat & Family Dance Site decorating contest & more
Halloween Party II: Trick-or-Treat & Family Dance Site decorating contest & more