Bear River Casino | Informal Campsite

United States

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Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
85.7 masl
Contributor:
reedwhitmont

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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FREE camping for up to three nights in the parking lot of Bear River Casino. You have to fill out a form, but it's quite easy. They also give you $10 in free gambling money, if you're into that. Everything must be self contained but still a damned good deal. Parking lot is slightly sloped, but there are spots in the shade that are flat enough. Lights, cameras and security in the parking lot were nice.

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Very clean, feels safe, I parked in the very back and was able to open my door to the woods so felt private. In July, the parking was sparse so that was nice. However coverage is a little spotty with LTE, but was able to run audio meetings just not with video reliably, there is also Wi-Fi in casino. Here are results of 3 download tests over 3 providers:
ATT: 3.5mb/7.3mb/7.1mb
T-Mobile: 270kb/500kb/660kb
Verizon: 1.5mb/40mb/26mb

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All as described. Friendly, helpful employees throughout. Great bathrooms. Restaurant closed on the Tues we visited, but express cafe in casino was open. Lot is adjacent to a few homes; no noise issues. Turned the $20 in free gaming chips into $84 after dealer tips! (: View in photo is from field across the highway

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Loud people, loud cars, woke me multiple times. I suppose it would do in a pinch, but I’d plan better and find somewhere else.

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As described. Great spot to sleep in the area

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No change. Seems great. Everyone seems extremely friendly.

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Muy buen lugar para descansar. Cómo dicen 3d gratis. Obligatorio registrarse en el casino y llenar el formulario de parqueo RV. Personal amistoso. Buena señal Verizon.

A good place to rest. As said, 3 free days. Required to register at the Casino and fill the RV parking form. Friendly stuff. Good Verizon signal.

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Super de place. Beaucoup d’espace. Tranquille

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All true. Free parking for 3 days. You must go in and register. 1st you get a players card that’s free. 2nd you’ll go and register your vehicle. No cost and the staff was extremely helpful. The back parking lot is sloped, however the way, way back lot is not! Lights are in all night, so having blackout screens are very important. I opted to stay for ; days. There are no hookups and you must be fully self contained. Do NOT put out lawn chairs and act like you own the place … carry in and carry out please! Don’t burn this spot for others!!! Verizon 2 bars and sub 3mb up and down. There’s free wifi in the building though.

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Free camping for up to 3 nights. Have to obtain players card and check in with security. Free nonalcoholic drinks (coffee and soda). 4.99$ breakfast buffet.

For some reason our players card didn’t work even though we were supposed to get 10$ free players money.

Parking lot is lit up at night so make sure to have window covers.

Also, im almost 100% sure I heard a bear— guess that’s why it’s called bear river casino right.

Overall a good place to stay and super convenient.

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as described.

we stayed on a Saturday night when a MMA event was happening so the lot got very busy and very noisy - people, vehicle sounds, loud music. this may not happen every weekend, but this was our experience

otherwise, Hotel and casino staff was very kind and courteous

gas\diesel was very expensive for a casino station.

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Nice parking lot, and great overnight stay. Watching the sunset with my man and dog. Doesn’t get any better than this!

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Quiet, safe camping. Great service. We stayed two nights and showered across the way at the recreation center. Cell service upload is not good here, best if you go to the rec center!

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great place and best to stay up near containers.

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IMPORTANT: must drive an RV/campervan/something manufactured to sleep in.

I called ahead of time as I saw a previous post about failed car camping and I'm in minivan, and I was very kindly told that "unfortunately you must be in a vehicle manufactured to sleep in, because a minivan with a bed in it isn't an RV, and sleeping in a car is loitering, which is a route we don't want to go down."

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As described, nice big paved lot. Fun little casino, easy to register with security after getting your players card. Won money so that's an added bonus. No $10 gas discount anyore but their gas
price is better than most places here. They also have diesel.

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Went to do this car camping and can say we did do it, but had a knock on the car in the morning around 7am telling us we couldn’t be there despite signing up and gambling. Did make 60 bucks with the 10 free dollars. Must be in rv or van.

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As described. Membership was quick and easy. We had an rv and a car parked separately with only one pass between the two and got scolded for the car in the morning. Didn’t spend any extra time there.

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pretty even asphalt parking. stayed here 3 nights, registered with the casino and filled out a paper with security. its a casino parking lot so there is a bit of noise but we didn't find it bothersome. the food inside is wonderful and the staff was a joy. check out their tobacco traders store, also!

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perfect place! big parking a lot of RV. you must to register in the casino and they give you 10 for casino and 10 for fuel. win win situation

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Very accommodating. Register with security inside the casino. Sign up for the Players Club Card and receive $10 gaming credit & $10 fuel credit at the gas station.

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As stated previously check-in at the side entrance with security for instructions. If you park all the way in the back near shipping containers it's level. Good Verizon and T Mobile.

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Very nice. Simple parking lot. They gave $10 play card +!! Must be rv self contained so if you're in a van, maybe, maybe not. I got in somehow as a "campervan". Bear River Band Aho!

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As described. NOTE: They do not allow vans, only RVs according to the guy we worked with. We explained it's a self contained conversion van and his boss gave almost immediate approval over radio and no one came out to verify. Won $3 with their money, no complaints.

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Perfect place for staying from 1 to 3 nights. You need to be registered and to accept the rules and you are good! Really easy and the staff is friendly.
Very quiet parking lot. Flat. Nothing to say except it is really convenient for a stop! So thank you! 👍

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The previous comments reflect our findings. We did have a large class A running their generator...which was obnoxious. But, for a free place on the coast, you can't complain too much.

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Casino located on top of a beautiful ridge with a distant ocean view from the restaurant. You can park 3 days with a player's club card and you get free $10 of slots/roulette play.
We did have a large class A running their generator that marred our quiet. But, a free safe spot to camp!

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We were sceptical about checking in to get our players card (as described below) but we did it and had a go with our free $10 card. One of us won $40, the other won 50cents 😂😂. It's worth it for a laugh. Restaurant is reasonable especially with the prices for card holders. A peaceful night in the car park.

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free rv parking up to 3 days at a time for players club members. 24 hr casino.
just park in the back left where it says rv parking. then go in and sign up for players club and then talk to a valet attendant/security for your free parking permit.
there's free coffee and soda that you get yourself near the players card sign up area. and free coffee in the hotel lobby in the morning.
its free to sign up for players club and you get a 10$ credit for gaming per person. which you cant cash out directly. it basically covers your first ten dollars in losses. while you still keep any winnings. we ended up winning 25 bucks by the time the 10 dollars each ran out. which was enough to get us the breakfast buffet in the morning. which was also discounted for players club members.
great stop for the eureka/humboldt area. before or after hitting up the redwoods.

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Was super windy & crazy weather so couldn’t continue driving, stayed here for the night in the upper parking lot, several vans, rvs & trucks. Quick to check in with security, cozy fireplace in lobby with wifi to enjoy as well

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Free parking and some casino credit. Eazy peazy

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As described. I pulled in and headed towards the RV lot. A few rigs parked here, I had planned to get my new bag of ice into the cooler, see if I could get levelish (it took leveling blocks) and then go to the Casino to register. Well I got too comfortable right away and never registered. But due to the lack of crowding I hope its not a prob. I'll update in the am if I did wrong. ✌Dave

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Free parking! You have to go inside and sign up for the club card which gets you a free $10 to spend on games in the casino. Made $20 for gas money so I’d call it a win win situation. :)

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Large spots reserved for vans and overnighters at the very end of the parking. we checked in with the doorman and got the 10$ card at the desk so we could play for a while. we got a registration form sheet that we had to put visible in your car. you can stay from 1 to 3 nights. parking was very quiet.

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Great place to sleep for free! We won 20$ with our free players credit! 🙂 free drinks and we felt very safe!

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Big parking lot. Lots of lights. Felt safe. Other RVs and vans around. Quiet. Slopes but manageable lot.

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As described. Paid to boondock, love it.

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We spend here one night with no problems and no registration.

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all info still correct. Won $50 with our free money so had drinks and dinner on the house.
everyone very pleasant.

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Perfecto para dormir en ruta, con varias RV, solo tienes que registrar en el casino, gratis.

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Stayed one night with SUV-converted camper. No sign of obligatory registration. So I didn't register. No one bothered for whole night. Several RV parked nearby.

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Stayed here with our roof tent and nobody bothered us so far. Got the registration after we signed in for a free membership card (also got the 10$ free gambling money). Nice and easy :)

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orgenized quiet safe. better than Eureka

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FREE camping for up to three nights in the parking lot of Bear River Casino. You have to fill out a form, but it's quite easy. They also give you $10 in free gambling money, if you're into that. Everything must be self contained but still a damned good deal. Parking lot is slightly sloped, but there are spots in the shade that are flat enough. Lights, cameras and security in the parking lot were nice.

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