Hipcamp host Michele G.
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 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.  25 min. to Cape Hen

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 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.  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 just added another campsite, 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.  Because people were breaking the pack it out rule, I have installed a porta potty and raised my price by $5 per night. This allows slightly larger groups also.  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. Pack it out please. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Michele a message!
  • 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%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

There are 130 acres, no woods trails except for animal trails, and there are dirt roads to get around.

Wildlife watching

Deer, turkey, groundhogs, raccoon, snakes, bald eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, fox, geese, ducks, great blue heron.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Between the Ponds in Delaware.

Forest

About 45 acres of mature woods.

Lake

The vibe at Between the Ponds

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Hipcamper Lynsey
Lynsey G.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2017

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!

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Hipcamper Dylan
Dylan C.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2017

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.

Hipcamper Craig
Craig A.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2017

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.

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew D.
recommends this listing.
April 22nd, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Brian
Brian T.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

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!!

Hipcamper Kristel
Kristel F.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2017

So beautiful and quiet. The site is literally between two ponds. Michele was an amazing host, gave us pointers for the area and we can't wait visit again.

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Hipcamper Pete
Pete K.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2018

Beatiful and secluded - we loved camping here! And Michele is a fantastic host. I definitely recommend camping between 2 ponds.

Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen S.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2018

Wonderful location and easy to get to. Our host was very welcoming and the booking process was easy. We would love to come back!

Hipcamper jeff
Jeff S.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2018

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.

Awards

Best of 2019 Delaware
1st place
Best of 2018 Delaware
1st place
Property
The Draper Property
State
Delaware
Country
United States
$55/night
1 Site

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