Hipcamp host Matt H.,
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This campsite is at a private lodge on top of a mountain in the heart of Pennsylvania's free roaming elk range. Between September to November, elk will be seen frequently on the property, and almost non stop bugling can be heard. The PA Game Commission maintains a 20 acre food plot only 500 yards from the campsite, where Elk, deer, and other wildlife can be seen daily.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 22 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
TV hookup available
Hookups: No sewage
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Hairy Bear Camp in Pennsylvania.


12 Reviews

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Hipcamper Selina
Selina K.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2022

Have stayed multiple times now and always enjoy. Such a great spot for hiking, watching wildlife, or just relaxing!

Hipcamper Selina
Selina K.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Always a great, relaxing time away!

Hipcamper Amber
Amber D.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Great place to camp!

Hipcamper Grant
Grant C.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2021

Aother great stay at the hairy bear. Cant wait to be back in September.

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Hipcamper Liz

Well kept, clean, accessible!

Liz K.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2020

First off, the general area is beautiful, and the location is PERFECT for elk spotting! Very close to popular lookouts and the visitor's center. The campsite itself exceeded all expectations! Private, but not remote, so we felt safe here. There was wifi, which was helpful since there is no cell service in the area. Definitely not an essential perk, but from a safety standpoint, much appreciated. The bathroom was clean and WARM!!! Which was totally not expected and welcome for our first below freezing trip of the season. Everything was extremely well kept, I could not recommend this place more. We met the host during our stay and he was incredibly welcoming and friendly but did not bother us during our stay. In fact, he even started a fire for us and brought over a pile of wood one evening while we took the kids to look for elk. Imagine our delight when we came back to that!

Hipcamper Amber
Amber D.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

This was the best camping trip ever. The campsite was amazing-clean, well kept, close to all the Visitor center, town, and the viewing areas. It’s private and out of the way. Matt was a wonderful host. Very kind and helpful when our gps took us to the wrong spot. I hope to make many more trips to this campsite in the future.

Hipcamper Selina
Selina K.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2020

We didn’t arrive until late and had an electrical issue but Matt was great and came the next morning to fix it. Sadly we weren’t lucky enough to have any Elk on the site while we were there but saw plenty in the area! The site was very nice. The Fall foliage and elk were breathtaking! We had a great weekend away!

Hipcamper Jace
Jace F.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Had an awesome experience would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper ROSE

Happy camping in benezette

Rose S.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2020

We did not actually meet Matt, but we did have good communication by messaging with him. We were totally happy with our camping experience. We have a 25' motorhome and his lot accommodated us nicely. There was electric and water available. There was also a campfire ring and wood provided. We were only there 1 night but we were very satisfied.

Looking eye to eye with the bull on our camping lot.This bull, 2 Cows, and 2 young elk were on the lot we were camping on.Bull & 1 cow
The Hairy Bear Camp
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