~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By order of the Delaware Agricultural Department, NO OUT OF STATE FIREWOOD. Primitive camping on a land bridge between two ponds, just a fire ring, metal table and comfortable chairs. Also added this year is a concrete table and 3 benches. Mature forest for hiking, bird watching. Canoe, small john boa
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By order of the Delaware Agricultural Department, NO OUT OF STATE FIREWOOD. Primitive camping on a land bridge between two ponds, just a fire ring, metal table and comfortable chairs. Also added this year is a concrete table and 3 benches. Mature forest for hiking, bird watching. Canoe, small john boat or kayak OK. Two creeks and two ponds. 130 acres of forest, field, creeks, and an old borrow pit that is now the pond area. I prefer mature couples and small groups, emphasis on mature. 25 min. to Cape Henlopen State Park. 10 minutes to Killen's Pond State Park. If you have a larger boat, boat ramp for Haven lake across the street from the property and Blair's & Abbot's Pond down the road. My ponds have deep water with steep sides, no children under 10, please. I'm not a fan of teenagers either, they are always getting into something, better to find a place with amenities, like nearby Killen's Pond State Park. No swimming. I have two campsites, but there is plenty of space in between and to explore. The property is on the edge of town, so there is some highway noise, industrial noise, and the possibility of farm work happening around you. A porta potty is onsite. This is not a party place. Leave it the way you found it. Pack it out, please. Also, please don't throw eggshells or nutshells or onion peels around camp. Yes, they are biodegradable but not pretty. Don't hack down live trees or break branches off trees in the middle of camp, or anywhere else. Yes, that has happened more than once. There are plenty of fallen branches and kindling in the woods. Guys, don't urinate around camp, it smells. Yes, that has happened too. Can't believe I have to say things that should be obvious. I have a beautiful place and don't want it defiled by people with no respect. It was very busy this year, with a new group of people, not the old hipcamp crowd from before. I just want people to respect my property.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There are 130 acres, no woods trails except for animal trails, and there are dirt roads to get around.
Deer, turkey, groundhogs, raccoon, snakes, bald eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, fox, geese, ducks, great blue heron.
Natural features you'll find at Between the Ponds in Delaware.
About 45 acres of mature woods.
The vibe at Between the Ponds
Places to see near The Draper Property
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Between the Ponds is a beautiful, quite, serene place to camp. I just stayed for 1 night and it was the perfect quick get-away...the total opposite of over-crowded public camping spot. The view of the 2 ponds is picturesque, I would definitely recommend staying here. ..and I can't wait to come back!
This spot is gorgeous and Michele is an absolutely wonderful host! The space is not quite fully set up and you have to bring your own firewood, but the large number of pine trees offer plenty of kindling. You still get a little bit of noise from the roads in the distance, but the trade off is that there is a Tractor Supply Co. and a WalMart a short distance away if you forget any supplies. This is a great spot for novice campers, but be careful with your camp fire, the pine trees offer good kindling, but also an easy opportunity for fires to spread.
What a great spot! This little strip of land between two ponds is picturesque and bucolic, a perfect escape from life in the city (or the suburbs). Highly recommended for tent campers and people who like to be away from the generator/RV crowd.
Between the Ponds is a great place to relax and get some fresh air! The property is beautiful! Two pristine spring fed ponds with beavers, turtles, turkeys, bald eagles, and deer are great to explore. Michele was super helpful and accommodating offering to pick up firewood if I didn't have any and if I needed any extra cold weather gear (as the temperature dropped lower than anticipated). I highly recommend staying here whether solo camping or with a group! You'll have a blast!
We had a great trip at between the ponds. Michelle was great, easy communications, and the location is just beautiful - 10x better then you would get at a public campsite. Well worth the very small premium. This site is very private but conveniently located only about 5 minutes to Milford where there are a lot of restaurants, shopping, etc.
For our 'dog-friendly' trip itinerary we arrived, set up camp at the ponds, drove to dog-friendly Cape Henlopen SP about 45 minutes away, then had dinner in Milford, chatted around the campfire, and crashed in our tents. The next day we got up and out at 4 am to watch the sunrise at dog-friendly Assateague National Seashore and spent the day exploring there. Henlopen and Assateague are really great places to enjoy the beach without wall-to-wall crowds at the other shore beaches. And you can take your pups with you as well!!
This site was great. My dog loved swimming in the ponds. There were plenty of trees that offered shade and places to hang hammocks. It was very private and Michele, the host, was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend this site highly.