Hipcamp host Kara F.,
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UPDATE: The teepee will be available to book until April 1st, 2021. After that- it's back to regularly scheduled tent camping for the season:)  I may move the teepee to the upper listing, The Crow's Nest for the season if you'd like to experience it, tbd, check the listing in a few weeks.

The Byrds Nest is a river front primitive campsite on the scenic Cacapon River in

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UPDATE: The teepee will be available to book until April 1st, 2021. After that- it's back to regularly scheduled tent camping for the season:)  I may move the teepee to the upper listing, The Crow's Nest for the season if you'd like to experience it, tbd, check the listing in a few weeks.

The Byrds Nest is a river front primitive campsite on the scenic Cacapon River in Great Cacapon, WV. The property is very secluded, but only 2 hrs from D. C. and Baltimore. The space can accommodate 5 tents comfortably or a few small campers (w/o hookups) at the moment. Please note- I only book one group at a time. You'll have plenty of privacy. Spend your day bird watching on the floating dock, mountain biking on Rock Ford road, paddling around, fishing, or taking a float trip. I can provide info on put in/take out spots depending on how long you'd like to float. I have 3 tubes available for your use, and 3 kayaks, or BYO if you'd like to venture further outside of the property lines. There is one big fire ring for cooking and/or bonfires, along with a large stationary stand up charcoal camp grill. There is also a small shed down at camp that contains rope, tarps, shovel, shade tent, tackle box, extra torch fuel  etc.. feel free to use use and put back and or/ contribute to it. :) 

****** There is another site on the property I created for very large groups, The Crow's Nest. You can book it separately on Hipcamp if you have a large group and want some more space. It can also be booked individually if you're looking to come to the area,  and The Byrds Nest is Booked! :)   (FYI this site is not river front, take a look at the site map in the pictures) ****** 

This spot is close by to Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw Tunnel, Cacapon State Park, and other nature preserves. More hiking, biking, restaurants, spas, antiquing- all within a beautiful 20 minute drive if you wish to venture out. If I do not respond soon after your inquiry, it's because I am without reception. Even if your inquiry expires in 24 hours,  I will still get back to you! Thanks in advance for your patience.

There is a cabin on the property. I will more often be home than not, I will communicate with you about that around your stay. Sometimes I"ll come down to the river frontage if I drop in for a float. Also, we all get around on four wheelers and UTV's. So you will hear them from time to time. If I am home,  please feel free to come up if you have any concerns/questions or to say hi! :) 

 *Please note, you can normally get to this site without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. However, when the river is high it will sometimes flood the low water bridge where it crosses the Cacapon.  If this is the case during your stay, there is a back way in over the ridge. You will absolutely need 4 wheel drive with clearance and it takes about 30 minutes longer- but you'll be rewarded with beautiful views and waterfalls at the switchbacks:) I will provide all necessary information before your stay regarding projected river levels and directions. I will also offer a full refund if the bridge is impassable and you decide not to come. 

*Please visit Cacaponriver.org prior to your stay for more info on our beautiful river:) 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
No showers
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Kara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

BYO canoe/kayak, no power boats.

Horseback riding

There is horseback riding at Cacapon State Park.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Byrd's Nest on the River in West Virginia.

Driveway

The driveway is gravel, very windy, the turn arounds are tight and not suitable for any campers/cars w/trailers over 20 ft. long.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Heather

Fantastic spot!

Heather H.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2021

Beautiful spot! Great host!

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Hipcamper William
William M.
recommends this listing.
November 10th, 2021

The location on the bank of the Cacapon River is very beautiful and the camping site is very neat.

Hipcamper Collier

Secluded river getaway

Collier D.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

This is a wonderfully secluded spot RIGHT on the water! We enjoyed the stay very much and had a glorious full moon!

The river bathed in moonlightMoonlight by the fireWorth stopping for this shotI am sure the campsite is somewhere in the distance!
Hipcamper Zach

Perfect getaway

Zach S.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

The Byrd’s Nest was the perfect getaway. Had an amazing time at the campsite on the river. Caught a bunch of fish, cooked some delicious meals over the fire, and got to soak in the peacefulness around us.

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Hipcamper Elliot
Elliot M.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

Great stay! Great location! Very pleased with our choice to stay here.

Hipcamper Miriam
Miriam M.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

This place is absolutely a gem! Great location and so many camping "amenities"--level ground, beautiful clear view, lovely firepit, dog lead, so much more. We will absolutely be coming back

Hipcamper Molly

Hidden gem on the great cacapon ❤️

Molly A.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

What a stunning site! You have to see it to believe it! We felt so lucky to find this place. Tucked away on the peaceful river, plenty of space to spread out, flat parking, nice big fire ring with boulders placed for tons of seating, huge picnic table with shade umbrella, your own dock, boats, paddles, pfds, and there isn’t another soul in sight. Host was incredibly detail oriented and gracious. The campsite is magnificent and she goes out of her way to make it a truly wonderful experience. Can’t say enough good things & can’t wait to come back. Worth every penny! Thank you!

Hipcamper Doug
Doug R.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

We loved our stay at the Byrd’s Nest. Spacious riverside site with great features including big fire pit, grill, easy river access, dock, kayaks, floats, etc. Paw paw foraging and snacking was an added bonus. Quiet surroundings and feels very remote. Kara was a great host.

Hipcamper Mike

Can't go wrong here! enjoyed it!!!!

Mike G.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Great quiet place. Felt very private. My family enjoyed the stay and we will be back. Very easy drive too. Camp site very spacious. No cramped feelings here. Thanks, Kara.

Awards

Best in 2021 West Virginia
1st place
Best of 2019 West Virginia
1st place

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