Camping near Philadelphia with swimming

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Horse Farm Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Bordentown, NJ
Learn more about this land:A beautiful horse farm centered between Philadelphia and New York City. 45 minutes from the beach, 45 minutes from the mountains. Local breweries, wineries and distilleries within minutes. World famous Columbus Farmers Market 5 minutes down the road. Historic Burlington City and the Delaware River just 5 minutes in the opposite direction. We are very social people if you are looking for a new way to meet fun people. Action sports is what we 're doing here a lot of the time (horseback riding, skateboarding, off road riding), so we can point you in the best direction to do the most fun things in the area. 
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Theo's Creek Homestead

2 sites · Tents8 acres · Phoenixville, PA
WELCOME TO THE 2024 CAMPING SEASON! We purchased our dream homestead in 2020, and we would love to share it with others as we build it to become bountiful and as self-sustaining as possible. It is not in the middle of nowhere....it's in the middle of everywhere! Learn more about this land: Camp next to a peaceful trickling creek just outside Phoenixville and Kimberton. We are a suburban oasis, surrounded by a little bit of everything.  Our homestead has plenty of activity including kids, dogs, and chickens, bees and goats! We have a fully wooded area available to explore across the creek, and weather dependent- the creek is a great place to stay cool. You'll see lots of growing fruit trees in our developing orchard and we are happy to share our vision for this beautiful land! We have a cabin-like bathroom and partial kitchen you will have access to during your stay. We always have cold water available for purchase in the fridge. There is trail access easily accessible from our home (the closest is approximately 1 mile), for paved or natural trail exploration. We are are a great stopping point for cyclists enjoying the area. It's a short drive to downtown Phoenixville with some of the best breweries around. Phoenixville is home to a great farmers market on Saturday mornings and numerous festivals. Also, close-by is the lovely quaint village of Kimberton, home of the best organic grocery store and many opportunities for hiking and small farms.
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$51
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Creekside Grill

2 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Modena, PA
Enjoy the 8 acres of Stillwater behind the Olde Motonville Mill. Swimming tubing fishing and boating night or day is always adventurous. Bring your own boats or used two of ours. Beer garden with free entry live music and food trucks every Sunday at our main park. Brothers Kershner brewery hosts Brothers on the Brandywine. Sundays 1 to 7pm
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Camp Douglass - Schuylkill River

1 site · Tent10 acres · Douglassville, PA
Tucked away alongside the Schuylkill River, and just next to the expansive Schuylkill River Trail, Camp Douglass gives you an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle without leaving the creature comforts at home. A 5 minute drive gets you to more than 6 restaurants, a grocery store, a Wawa, and more.
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Windy Dell Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Sellersville, PA
This is an 11 acre horse farm in beautiful Bucks County. Our property has woods, a creek, a swimming pool if you're respectful, chickens and even a koi pond. There's a gorgeous stone fireplace with a pizza oven to make delicious meals. Please only one sleeping tent per site. Bring your tents or your RV, we have one full hookup!! Plenty of animals and wildlife, come enjoy nature! Also, an apartment is available if camping doesn't suit you.
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$65
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FernRock Retreat

2 sites · Lodging13 acres · Green Lane, PA
This land had been a summer camp owned by 8 families, each having their own cabin and outhouse. We bought it in 2000 for use as a retreat space for people who need a get away of peace and quiet. It's close to many towns and restaurants and the turnpike, but surrounded by trees and a creek, it feels far away from anything demanding your attention. It's a place to relax and enjoy nature. We offer a beautiful and sacred place in the woods of Bucks County, PA. The rustic cabin includes as much privacy as you desire, with a full kitchen, small bathroom, two bedrooms, and a meditation loft. The property includes a labyrinth, prayer path, treehouse, multiple fire pits (firewood included), and a creek with a dock, bird blind, kayaks, paddle boards and a rowboat. We are also offering discounts for stays longer than 3 nights. If you'd like to take advantage of one of these, 15% off for a 4-6 night stay or 20% off for a stay longer than 6 nights, please contact us, BEFORE BOOKING, and we can send you a code.
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Fluffy Butt Rescue

1 site · Tent10 acres · Milford, NJ
Experience a unique stay in the Bell Tent at Fluffy Butt Rescue! Fluffy Butt Rescue is a vegan microsanctuary located in Holland Twp. NJ, providing a safe forever home to farmed animals who were neglected, injured, unwanted and abused. FBR is a 501(c)(3) registered charity and 100% of the funds from your stay directly benefits the residents at FBR! Relax with a stream-side crackling fire and a sky full of stars. Hear the local wildlife of foxes and coyotes at night, and fall asleep to the sound of the babbling brook. Wake up to the chickens conversing over their breakfast and the quiet hustle of the sanctuary. In addition to meeting the animal residents at Fluffy Butt Rescue you can enjoy nearby river towns within a half an hour from our sanctuary. Volunteering opportunities are available, as well as art workshops - just contact your host, Rae, ahead of time! ****PLEASE NOTE**** -Make your stay meat-free! We are a vegan sanctuary, meaning all humans and rescued animals eat vegan/plant-based. We appreciate our guests doing the same. -The parking area and porta potty are a short but steep, uphill walk from the camp site, about 1-2 minute walk. -The bell tent is located across a stream. A footbridge is used to access the bell tent. The footbridge is long and narrow and does not have railings, therefore we do NOT suggest this site for young kids. -The tent is in the sun from late morning until about 4pm. -While there is no running water in or near the bell tent, we can provide a spouted pitcher of fresh potable water upon request. -The bell tent is equipped with a full size bed, , small table, dinnerware (plates, bowls, cups, mugs and utensils), percolator, deck of cards, can opener, matches, first aid kit, bug spray, and hand sanitizer. -Firewood and kindling are not included, but can be added on for an additional fee. -Fluffy Butt Rescue is committed to inclusion. We welcome people of all backgrounds. We are LGBTQQIAP+ friendly. Learn more about Fluffy Butt Rescue at fluffybuttrescue .org Please let us know if you have any questions! For the animals, Rae, Rhodes, Juniper and all the Fluffy Butts
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For Tomorrow Farms

2 sites · Tents10 acres · Pottstown, PA
Our farmhouse was built in 1860 and we are only the fourth family to live here! In the past century and a half, this land was used as a willow and flax farm as well as a chicken farm. The property is on Lenni-Lenape land, and our hope is to bring back more of the native plants that have been used (and continue to be used) as food and medicine.Learn more about this land:Welcome to For Tomorrow Farms, our creekside permaculture farm and food forest! This site is still being planned and developed, but our mission is to create a productive and healing space in nature for individuals to connect with the environment, try fresh home-grown foods, and hang out with friendly farm animals. We are currently growing rare and heirloom fruits, veggies, and herbs (ask us what we’re growing!) in the backyard of our 1860s farmhouse, and our animals help with natural land maintenance and fertilization. Come say hi to the goats, take a dip in the creek, and explore our 10 acres of exotic wetlands! If you’re looking for a longer hike, we are also surrounded by plenty of gorgeous parks and trails, which are only a short drive away. This is the ideal location for a peaceful getaway just an hour outside center city Philadelphia. Plus, make sure to keep checking back as we continue to grow and improve our property. A few projects we’re looking forward to are converting one of the old farm sheds into a tiny guest house and adding a shower to our indoor campsite bathroom!We hope you’ll enjoy your stay here! Thanks for being a part of our journey.
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Violettas BackYard Hideout

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Mohnton, PA
Welcome to your home away from home! At Violetta's Back Yard Hide out you will get to enjoy the sounds of Nature. You will be surrounded by large trees and a privacy fence that wraps around the entire property. There are many different species of birds as well as Bunnies, ground hogs, deer, chipmunks, red squirrels, lightning bugs, honey bees, hummingbirds and other wild life! We are close enough to the turnpike/222/422/625/23/568 and some other major roads but we feel far enough away to relax in the quiet after a day of traveling and or exploring whether you choose outdoor adventures or antiquing around Adamstown or shopping for fresh produce in Lancaster County.
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Winding River Vanlife Retreat

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Hamilton, NJ
Bring your own campervan or stay in one of ours -- enjoy swimming, paddling, and tubing on the river, or hiking and mountain biking through our trails. We're located in rural, outdoorsy South Jersey, and while our property is only 1 acre, we're surrounded by trails, trees, and right on a National Wild and Scenic River. During the warmer months, the Great Egg Harbor River is one of the best birding spots in the U.S., and is fantastic for kayaking, river tubing, and fishing. You'll be able to use our rope swing, star-gaze while laying on the 6-person hammock, and cook on the fire pit. We're also walking distance from miles and miles of hiking, mountain biking, ATV-ing, and horseback riding trails for adventurous afternoons. Drop in your kayak at Penny Pot park and kayak straight our property, or leave from our dock and get picked up 5 miles down at Weymouth park. Spend an hour tubing down our river and walk right back to camp with a 15 minute walk in the woods, then do it all over again! The town of Hammonton (the "Blueberry Capital of The World") is just 15 minutes away, and has a super cute downtown where you can find awesome shops, restaurants, wineries and breweries. The beaches in Atlantic City are only 30 minutes out, and Philadelphia is 45 minutes by car or 1 hour by train. Local grocers like Bagliani's, or large stores like Walmart and Shoprite are located within a 10-15 minute drive. Gas stations, a WaWa, and three restaurants can be found within a 5-8 minute drive. Experience a relaxing weekend out in the woods and by the water, while staying close to amenities and other fun outings. If you bring your own Van, Schoolie, Trailaer, or mid-sized RV, we have 30amp and 15amp hookups available in our driveway. All trash brought into or created on site must be packed out when you leave.
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Glamping Cabin 1.5/NYC~1/Philly

1 site · Lodging1 acres · Lower Macungie Township, PA
Learn more about this land:Welcome. Discover a countryside location close to the cities. Enjoy a cozy fully outfitted cabin that sleeps two (2) all four seasons. When booking the main cabin an additional per/person~per/night ($44) Amish cabin for two (2), is available. Hot Water/Outdoor heated private enclosed shower with instant hot water/Electric/Wifi/full indoor kitchen/outdoor sink/port-o-potty/picnic table/outdoor living are with sofa and armchairs. Situated in a peaceful open field with views across to the farm and sheep in the distance. Work/Zoom from Camp Libelula. Privacy from the road with evergreen trees. Maximum 1-2 vehicles. Gated and fully fenced in. Sunsets, wood firepit and/or gas firepit, gas/charcoal grills, above ground pool (seasonal). There are many local wineries to visit. A scenic area to visit whether its by car or bicycle. Grocery shopping to nearby, including Trexlertown, Macungie and Mertztown. Bear Creek Mountain Resort is 1 mile away. Their ski school is highly recommended. New in summer 2021 is the Slip and Slide, 1200 feet~ two hour reservations. Ask John about group sales discounts.
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Sevenoaks Farm

1 site · Tent9 acres · Chalfont, PA
1745 farm with pond , tree area has lost alot from last years storms. Still a very beautiful property.Learn more about this land:Tent space, picnic table , fire ring, running water on property, tent with bucket for bathroom use, trash cans, use of electric if needed. Use of property which is 9 acres, 4 are wooded. 10 minute drive to Peace Valley park and nature center with Lake Galena. Lake Nockamixon. Both parks have boat rentals. Fanny Chapman Pool in Doylestown has daily swimming available. Many parks to explore also , too many to list.
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Looking for a camping experience near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where you can swim? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 420 options in the area that offer swimming, you're sure to find the perfect spot. And with an average price per night of $60 and options as low as $20, there's a campsite for every budget. Check out some of the top campsites with rave reviews: Fairview Farms Airfield (294 reviews), Peace and Quiet by the River (271 reviews), and Paradise Valley Homestead (248 reviews). These campsites offer popular amenities like potable water, toilets, and are pet-friendly. And if you're looking for more than just swimming, you'll also find activities like snow sports, wildlife watching, and climbing. Start planning your camping adventure today!

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