Hipcamp host Shane R.,
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Hey and welcome to Camp Douglass, our little hidden oasis along the Schuylkill River. Come by to relax and unwind without necessarily needing to leave your creature comforts at home.

🏕 The camp area consists of a large cleared out section of the forest, two picnic tables, and a metal fire pit. Here you have beautiful views across and up the Schuylkill river with no hou

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Hey and welcome to Camp Douglass, our little hidden oasis along the Schuylkill River. Come by to relax and unwind without necessarily needing to leave your creature comforts at home.

🏕 The camp area consists of a large cleared out section of the forest, two picnic tables, and a metal fire pit. Here you have beautiful views across and up the Schuylkill river with no houses in sight. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach the camp on foot from the parking area via a flat, clean trail.

🐣 PLEASE NOTE: We are still new to Hipcamp and are offering this spot at a discounted rate in exchange for your feedback and kindness. Please help us build this into a great camping experience to be enjoyed by everyone.

🚲 We are located directly along the Schuylkill River Trail, a beautiful nature and biking trail that spans more than 75 miles across Pennsylvania. Bring your bicycle, or simply go for a walk through the endless expanse of beautiful forest in the region.

🏝 Feeling adventurous? Take your kayak or canoe to our private island in the middle of the river to feel the ultimate seclusion.

🪵 We have prepared a moderate amount of firewood for our guests, and there are more than enough downed trees throughout the forest around the camp area that you may cut as well. You are welcome to cut branches and trees that have already fallen in the forest. Please do not cut any living trees.

🛤 We are located near an active train line, so you may hear the low rumble of a train a few times during your stay, but because there are no road crossings nearby, you'll never hear a horn.

🐜 Keep in mind, this is a riverside forest. There will be bugs! You may find some mosquitos along the trail on your way to the camp, but generally we have not had any issue with them at the camp itself. Bringing bug spray is advised.

🍽 You'll be a 10-15 min walk from at least 3 restaurants, an 8 min walk to Wawa (24 hour food and toilets), a 12 min walk to Redners (full size grocery store), and a 15 min walk to Klein bus terminal with routes to NYC and Philadelphia.

🛻 Coming soon: Vehicle access! We are working hard to bring you van and truck access directly to the riverside campground. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise along the river in the comfort of your own vehicle. If you’re feeling adventurous, ask us about beta testing our access road. 4x4 experience required.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Moderate walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Shane a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 86%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Ride or hike the 75 mile Schuylkill River Trail

Boating

Kayaks, canoes, and more welcome. The river directly around the property is calm and friendly.

Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded Riverside & Private Island in Pennsylvania.

Forest
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine H.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

Conveniently close but surprisingly so secluded. We ended up using the site for a day trip. We are about an hour out in NJ. We have a large mastiff dog who is not great around strangers so a regular over crowded campsite would not work for us. He had a great time playing in the river and being able to be off leash. We have already shared the listing with friends and we would absolutely come back in the future to spend the day next to the river enjoying the secluded paradise.

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Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

Great camping spot! Very private with a great view of the river. Host was very thoughtful with providing a bathroom, hatchet, water for putting out the fire, two picnic tables, a fire ring, and plenty of firewood. Great location, convenient but private. The SRT is so close and we had enjoyable bike rides in both directions. Would definitely stay again, highly recommend!

Hipcamper Ron
Ron B.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

Absolutely perfect spot , love the privacy and the river on the campsite

Hipcamper Abby

We loved it!

Abby P.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2022

My fiancé, puppy and I loved this spot. Private and beautiful. Couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Hipcamper Brianna
Brianna W.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

It was a beautiful site with a nice view, would definitely come back.

Hipcamper lily
Lily P.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2022

Lovely site, we had a great time swimming in the river and hiking around the nearby French Creek. 10/10 recommend!

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Hipcamper Kelly

Great secluded campsite!

Kelly E.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

We loved camping at this site! As other reviewers mentioned there was a short walk to the site so it helps to pack light. Shane’s instructions were super clear and easy to follow and we would absolutely stay again.

Hipcamper Cesar

First time camping

Cesar A.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2022

Getting to the location was a hassle but other than that the experience was amazing. First time camping and it was beautiful to be in front of the lake.

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Hipcamper Pam

We will return!

Pam R.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2022

My husband and I and our dog Louie had an amazing time. This site was exactly what we were looking for. Louie was off leash all four days. We took our little paddle boat out, we fished and waded in the water. Bugs weren’t bad with spray. Ticks were tiny and we found at least one on each of us. Super fun waving to the occasional kayakers going by and listening for the next train coming around the bend. Already booked a visit in the fall.

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Property
Camp Douglass
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site