Private island easy to reach by boat or kayak. The perfect location for those who want to enjoy water sports and other outdoor activities such as fishing. Reserve the entire island surrounded by water views and majestic bald eagles soaring above. Parking available at nearby public boat dock. Kayaks/canoes available to reach the island on a limited basis. This is the perfect
Private island easy to reach by boat or kayak. The perfect location for those who want to enjoy water sports and other outdoor activities such as fishing. Reserve the entire island surrounded by water views and majestic bald eagles soaring above. Parking available at nearby public boat dock. Kayaks/canoes available to reach the island on a limited basis. This is the perfect place to get away and reconnect with nature. Groups are also encouraged to contact us. However, we only host one group at a time. Campers under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is a public parking lot at the docking area; The host is not responsible for any vehicles or property parked away from the island. Happy Camping!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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La Mar was a great host. He reached out to clarify a few things and made sure we had everything we needed. The island was exactly what we needed. It was a quick paddle from the launch spot. I do recommend you check the tides before heading out. Trying to paddle out in low tide might be a little difficult.
We did see some great wildlife too. Eagles, a river otter, some big fish jumping, and even some fox pups.
Overall I’d recommend the island to anyone and La Mar was an amazing host.
We had an amazing time camping on La Mar's island. The island offers privacy and serenity while being just a short paddle or boat ride away from land. As soon as you arrive on the island you can see so many wonderful touches La Mar did to make the stay amazing. There is a shower, tiki torches along with fluid for them, hand saw to trim branches off fallen tree limbs, hammock, string lights and generator, and picnic table just to mention a few of the thoughtful amenities. I enjoyed some fishing the river while watching a bald eagle fly overhead. Lar Mar was always just a text or call away if we needed anything and he even reached out to me to ensure we were ok when a pretty wicket rain storm dumped on us. We had an amazing time and we can't wait to come back in the Spring.
This is a really cool spot! It's a short scenic paddle in to the island but you can easily paddle out further and catch glimpses at all sorts of fish/ wildlife. La Mar has the campsite pretty well stocked with just about everything you need and the ground is soft with basically no rocks so finding a good spot to pitch yoir tent is easy. If its windy, keep an eye out for the acorns because they'll conk you if they catch you. You're basically in the Dover suburbs so theres plenty of places to head to if you don't feel like cooking at the campsite, just knkw this does come with some road noise during the day (only really noticeable when a truck downshifts). La Mar himself is a great host and was suoer helpful leading upto and during the trip to make sure we had all we needed for a relaxing weekend. Definitely worth a book!
A relaxing reset
Despite the rain that came in, I enjoyed Mr. Gunn island immensely! The property had a nice clearing area that looks out over the river. I hiked around the island which was like it’s own little adventure, because you are not really walking on a path. The lights were a very nice touch around what looked to be a gathering area with bench seating. Another real exciting thing was actually paddling to the island. I saw a number of majestic water fowl including: an eagle/osprey and several blue herons, and what I think was a belted kingfisher. The island had a shower still facility that was nice for showering, but the rain prevented me from trying it out. All in all I think this camping trip was one of the coolest I’ve been on, and can’t wait to book it again.
The host LaMar was positively the best. LaMar was more than accommodating.LaMar used his personal boat to be helpful so that we were not stressed trying to paddle by canoe all of your belongings that you need for a 3 night stay. There were items for you to use that were not on the website in the description . Example TIKI TORCHES a cooking grate to cook on. LaMar is improving the island all the time so that our future stay will even be more enjoyable . The views and the sunsets on the island positively breathtaking . There was a bald eagle just like it said in the description. It’s amazing. There are not enough words to give this island justice . I have never been more appreciative of a kind caring man as we were with LaMar. In today’s world you don’t see those kind of attributes anymore . LaMar has reinvented kind, caring and helpful back into trusting human beings again . LaMar the host is such a man that would make people proud to know him. We are glad we went to the island. We have already told so many people about our great experience . LaMar keep up the great work we can’t wait to possibly come back with the family . Again thank you so much for being the host. Also please thank your wife and family for giving up your valuable time to do all of this for others . See you again soon Sandy and Matt from Pennsylvania.
Island getaway 10/10
I camped at Island Getaway with my son and dog. La Mar was as good as a hip camp host can get. He took his time to explain everything I needed to know and was available in case of emergencies. Camp site was clean and spacious. A perfect place to relax and get away from it all. My son especially loved the canoeing experience and my dog loved being able to have more freedom off lead .
Great adventure on la mar's island!
We had a great adventure on La Mar's island! Every step of the trip went well:
- The canoes had plenty of room for our camping gear
- We had a nice paddle out to the island and saw a bald eagle on the way. It took us about an hour against the tide to get to camp
- The amenities on the island were great. Fire pit, benches, picnic table, and even some extras like a generator for string lights and a water pump for showering. La Mar also provided plenty of potable water for washing our hands and dishes.
- We paddled into downtown Dover on our second day. It took us about an hour each way going with the tide. It was a great way to see the river and get a good work out in
One final aspect of the trip I'd like to touch on was the excellent service we received from La Mar. He was willing to spend lots of his time to make sure our trip was smooth. He worked with us to coordinate drop off and pickup of the boats, gave us plenty of suggestions, brought over the water pump, and even helped us get the boats locked up when we were downtown. He told us he is even working on future improvements to the campsite.
I can't wait to visit again next year!
Scenic water views and adventure
The host was kind, generous and friendly. The camping spot was beautiful and secluded, we enjoyed the kayak ride there and being on the island gave us a chance to unwind and enjoy nature and water views.
Thank you so much for helping us unplug! We hope to camp there again soon!