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We’re closed for the season. Enjoy hibernating in your bear cave. See you next year.

Campsite2 is a tent site or car camping site for up to 6 people. Unlike Campsite1, you can get your car close to the campfire and picnic table. There are benches around the campfire and a picnic table to use. Unlimited water, unlimited firewood with everything needed for a cozy camp


We’re closed for the season. Enjoy hibernating in your bear cave. See you next year.

Campsite2 is a tent site or car camping site for up to 6 people. Unlike Campsite1, you can get your car close to the campfire and picnic table. There are benches around the campfire and a picnic table to use. Unlimited water, unlimited firewood with everything needed for a cozy campfire, and a portapotty that only your campsite uses are provided. This campsite is ideal for people looking for a quiet camping trip.

Camp Blackbird is a secluded 28-acre property located along the border of Beltzville State Park in Lehighton, PA.  The campsite is surrounded by trees and is a 3-minute walk to the 949-acre lake.  Walk a short ways to swim or sit along the lake.  Miles of hiking trails for you to explore from your site.  You are not on top of other campsites and the state park does not allow overnight camping. There is one other campsite 250-feet away. We ask that you are respectful of your neighbors and keep loud night time noise to a minimum. We ask that your neighbors show you the same consideration, ensuring a serene experience for all. The campsites are ideal for people looking to unplug from it all and become one with nature. This is NOT the place for partying.

We'll give you a map so you can see where to take a short walk to get to the lake.  There are miles of hiking trails a few minute walk from your campsite.  Beltzville Lake is a great place for paddling.  The boat launch is just a few minute drive from Camp. 

In addition to the beautiful immediate surroundings, we are centrally located near many exciting destinations. Year round activities at Blue Mountain Resort, adventure on The Appalachian Trail, fine dining, biking the rail trail and white water rafting in Jim Thorpe, all within a 25 minute drive.

The property is not suitable for parties or events.  The area is a QUIET ZONE. Ideal for people looking to unplug from it all and become one with nature. It is teaming with wildlife and is ideal for birding.  The hosts mission is to disturb wildlife and its habitats as little as possible.  

VERY IMPORTANT - NO PARTIES or unregistered guests on the property. There are other campgrounds in the area that are great for people who want to party. 

We welcome pets. Please add your photos! Especially of your dog camping!

There are two good spots for tents that are rather flat.  If you are sleeping in a tent, we recommend bringing an air mattress, cot, foam pad or extra blankets to put down on your tent floor.  There is no part of the property that is perfectly flat and without stones so bring something to sleep on top of.   If you are sleeping in your car, we have extra wood at the site for you to drive onto if you pick a spot that is unlevel. We allow small pop up campers or camper vans. For an extra $20, we provide electric and water hookup. Please select in extras.

We, the hosts, live on the property about 700 ft from the campsite.  We try to have minimal interactions with the guests to ensure privacy and personal space but we're always reachable.

Campsite area
Tent or motorhome pitches
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Motorhome Information
Trailer tents, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 4 metres allowed
Back-in pitch
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Motorhome, Campervan, or Class C (larger motorhome with overcab space)
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


If you bring your small boat, you need to drive off camp to get to a boat launch. No boat launch from our property.


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You can swim in the lake after a short walk from your site.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Car Camp In The Woods Near A Lake in Pennsylvania.


You are camping within 1 minute hike to water’s edge.


You are camping within the Appalachian Mtn Range.


On the other side of lake is a waterfall that you can check out by hiking the Falls Trail.


There is a driveway.


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Hipcamper Danovan

Great site for first time campers.

Danovan C.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2022

This was the perfect spot for three first time campers. Unlimited firewood, kindling, drinkable water, running water for handwashing and cleaning and a clean porta potty right at the site. We stayed at Camp Site 2 and didnt come across any campers at Camp Site 1. We felt like we had the woods to ourselves. Site 2 is a 5 minute walk from the nearby lake and connects to about a 1.5 mile easy hike largely alongside the lake. There were maybe two leveled surfaces to pitch our tents where other areas we slightly sloped. 15 minute or so drive to supermarkets and gas. Highly recommend, would definitely be back again.

It rained the first 18 hours. We set up tarps and the canopy. Along our hikeTent positions. Tent location
Hipcamper noah

Good stuff

Noah S.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2022

Great spot. You're secluded, but there's much available to you.. Stay at your campsite and enjoy the private serenity, or, go to the lake and enjoy the serenity of boating fishing or swimming . Or go into town and interact with the locals and get to know the area. Suit your fancy.

Hipcamper chris
Chris L.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2022

Campsite was perfect! Secluded, wood, water and port a john provided. Worth the extra cost over jam packed state park. Only other site on property was over 300ft away. Very little noise.

Hipcamper Suzanne

Top-notch camping experience

Suzanne S.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2022

My husband, dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our camping experience at Camp Blackbird. The property is awesome being adjacent to Beltzville State Park with 2 nicely situated campsites. I appreciated that each site has its own “Time Machine” (porta-potty) and plenty of room for our 12-person sized tent. The benches around the fire ring are a nice touch too.

Theo enjoying Camp Blackbird while dad cooks.Our setup at Campsite #2.Theo loved being in the woods at Beltzville State Park.Beautiful Beltzville Lake is steps away from Camp Blackbird.
Hipcamper Mark
Mark S.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

Camp Blackbird is a great tent site. The camp was secluded and well maintained. The first morning, I walked our dog down to Beltzville Lake. It was so peaceful with a wisp of mist coming off the water. The Beltzville Park is loaded with rhododendron. I can only image how amazing it looks in the spring.

On Sunday before we left, the host sent me a message that new arrivals were not expected and we could hang out past the 12:00 check-out time. We took advantage of the offer and walked the Preacher's Camp trail. We were expecting a simple walk along the lake, but it was much more. The trail is a narrow path that runs parallel the trail. It's not long, but it's a challenging.

We would definitely come back.

The camp site is large enough for our 12-man tentIt's just a short walk the lakeThe trail around the lake has huge patches of rhododendron
Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie H.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2022

Had a great time at Camp Blackbird's site! We had plenty of room to set up campsite alongside the firepit and picnic table. It was great to have unlimited water and fire wood, and our own designated Porta-Potty, which was very clean. It was a nice walk on a trail to the lake and we loved that it was pet friendly! It also felt safe and private. Definitely recommend for a camping getaway!

Hipcamper Aileen
Aileen C.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2022

Everything was perfect and exactly as described. We had a nice private site stocked with wood and water upon our arrival and our own portapotty. The property was quiet and beautiful, with the highlight being the lake just 10 minutes walking from our site. Will definitely be back again!

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Hipcamper Robert

Excellent location, with 1 issue

Robert S.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2022

The location of these campsites is ideal. It's just a short walk to the lake and park, which we had an absolute blast swimming and playing in. The campsite itself (#2) had running, potable water, along with a Porta potty, and plenty of firewood and tinder. The hosts were very responsive. My only criticisms would be, first of all, that the Porta potty, while very clean on the inside, smelled awful because it needed to be emptied. I would highly recommend to the owners that it be emptied more frequently. The other minor criticism is that the tent sites weren't super level. Either re-grading or adding wooden platforms may be a good idea. Despite these criticisms, we will be back!

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Hipcamper Roger

Camping with a boy and his dog.

Roger M.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2022

Great spot, Will be back.

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