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The Draper Property

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· Milford, Delaware
130 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
Tent, Teardrop, and camper van styles only because of low hanging branches on the camp road. The porta potty is gone for the season so everyone must have a camp toilet. The property is 130 acres. The 66-acre field was being farmed until this year, there is an old borrow pit we always called the 'dirt pit' and about 60 acres of mature forest with creeks. The 'dirt pit' was my favorite swimming hole in the 70s but the pines have grown up around it and now it looks like a pond in the woods. There are two ponds and the land in between is the perfect place to camp. That campsite is called 'Between The Ponds.' I added a second campsite, called 'Top of The Pond' and it overlooks the larger pond. I only have 2 campsites with plenty of space dividing them. The property is close to town so there is some noise. But the camps are very private. Porta-potty on site until the end of November after that, people with camp toilets only.
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Milford, Delaware, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Michele G.Joined in August 2017
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156 ratings · 129 reviews
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Crystal S.recommends
November 28, 2022
Top of The Pond
Camping between the ponds
I had a wonderful, relaxing time at Michele's site. She allowed me to stay between the ponds and it was nice to catch the sunrise/sunset over the ponds. I hope to stay again soon.
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Andrew H.recommends
October 26, 2022
Between the Ponds
Perfect as always
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Andrew H.recommends
October 11, 2022
Top of The Pond
Excellent as always
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Damion P.recommends
October 10, 2022
Between the Ponds
We had a great time
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Andrew H.recommends
October 3, 2022
Between the Ponds
Michelle is an excellent host as always!
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Elizabeth Y.recommends
September 12, 2022
Between the Ponds
Loved our stay, to perfect between NYC and DC stop :)
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David G.recommends
September 5, 2022
Top of The Pond
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the ponds!! Very peaceful and restful!! We glamped in our 11’ 5” class C RV. There were a few low hanging breaches, but it was easy enough to slowly maneuver around them. Michele was a wonderful host!! We did some kayaking on the 3 lakes very close by. All 3 were within 2 miles of the campsite. Looking forward to our next visit!!
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Catherine F.recommends
August 23, 2022
Top of The Pond
This was our secondary time staying at Top or Pond and it was even better than the first now that we are more familiar with the property. Michele is a great host and her property is fantastic!
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Joshua G.recommends
August 8, 2022
Between the Ponds
Nice little pond campsite
Very enjoyable spot. The host was very kind and had everything ready for us on arrival. Fishing was good. Bugs were out in force but it was the dead of summer. No road noise despite other reviews and you would never notice that there was another site across the pond. Looking forward to coming back in the future
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Abigail S.recommends
August 3, 2022
Top of The Pond
Pond camping at it’s best!
The site was beautiful and Michele was communicative and a pleasure to interact with. I thought there would be lots of bugs due to it being August and the site being so close to the Pond but it was surprisingly bug-less! It was wonderful to hear the owl hooting at night. A very enjoyable time! We would love to come back!
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Charl L.recommends
July 24, 2022
Top of The Pond
Privacy, nice shaded campsite, ample wood for campfire.
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Anna S.recommends
July 15, 2022
Between the Ponds
Best Bass Fishing in Delaware
I had a blast always do! This is probably my 10th visit. I put up alot of pics from this trip & so far have had five friends ask for Michelle's link. Beautiful hidden heaven & I caught about 15 large & small mouth bass in 48 hours. Catch & release ofcourse!! It's heaven on earth & my favorite vacation spot & I live at the beach.
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Nichole J.recommends
July 11, 2022
Between the Ponds
Quiet, peaceful, private and clean!
My only regret is not staying here longer. The site is literally between two pristine, clear ponds full of wildlife-fish, turtles, birds and frogs. Tons of shade and not another soul around, yet just a five minute drive to town if you should need anything. There were almost zero mosquitos, likely because the ponds look spring fed, so we could sleep with the camper doors open and listen to the bullfrog choir at night. Michele is an excellent host, provided firewood for us for a small fee, and has a locked gate at the entrance to the property, so we felt extremely safe. Can’t wait to come back!
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Catherine F.recommends
July 10, 2022
Top of The Pond
Great Hidden Spot
Great little spot tucked far enough away from the road, while still being close to civilization if you happen to need it. Lots of tree canopy to shade the sun, and tons of different wildlife to enjoy. Enjoyed the owls, foxes, deer, turtles and hummingbirds! Rain kept us from hiking too much but would love to come stay again and explore the property more. Also, the cleanest port a potty I’ve ever used!
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Bob W.recommends
June 20, 2022
Between the Ponds
Letting the Secret Out
This private, natural oasis is a stunning place to experience camping and take a break from the world beyond. I've been visiting Between the Ponds annually for four years now to reconnect with a group of treasured, close friends, and the site has woven itself into the fabric of our relationship. Candidly, I have been reluctant to offer the glowing review it deserves for fear of letting the secret out and compromising our access to this hidden gem tucked away in Kent County, Delaware. Michele is always an excellent hostess and sees to it that our stay is always a positive one and encourages us to make full use of the setting. Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy a night out at Between the Ponds.
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Floyd B.recommends
June 11, 2022
Between the Ponds
Fantastic private camping space in between two scenic ponds, surrounded by tall pines that allows you to drive up and set up camp next to your vehicle. The Host - Michele is absolutely wonderful, very friendly and informative about the property and the surrounding terrain. In conversation you feel like you’ve known her for ages. I hope to have an opportunity to return and use the space as one of my annual truck camping spots.
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Caroline F.recommends
May 30, 2022
Between the Ponds
Best camping trip in a while
What a fantastic site! Beautiful land in a great area. Lots to do. Michele was so lovely and so helpful. Plus we got lucky with the weather - it was perfect!
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Gianni S.recommends
May 24, 2022
Between the Ponds
Absolutely gorgeous and great fishing! What more could you ask for?
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Ryan M.recommends
May 16, 2022
Between the Ponds
Another great stay at Between the Ponds. It was pouring rain the whole time but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves and having a relaxing time. A day in the woods is better than a day in the office any time. Even if it rains.
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Samuel G.recommends
May 15, 2022
Between the Ponds
This trip was just as amazing as our last…maybe better! Amazing site and Michele is such a great host.
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Eduardo S.recommends
May 2, 2022
Top of The Pond
Great place!
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James C.recommends
March 14, 2022
Top of The Pond
Nice and relaxing
I loved staying at the ponds. The two Blue ponds are beautiful to look at. Michele was a great host and very accommodating. I look forward to relaxing and tent camping there again.
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Iisha B.recommends
January 2, 2022
Between the Ponds
Another Holiday Between the Ponds!
Loved it here so much I came back a week later for NYE. It rained most of the 2nd day, but didn't have any issues with excessive mud or flooding. Still had a great time. Will definitely return again. Host is a wonderful lady who also makes a darn good black eye pea!
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Iisha B.recommends
December 26, 2021
Between the Ponds
This was a beautiful spot. Would definitely stay here again given the chance. Very peaceful. I felt pretty safe solo camping with my K-9 unit for the holiday weekend. Not a single complaint from me. Even the city sounds weren't bad. You catch traces of the world going on around you, but it sounds sooooo far away you know you're safely tucked between the ponds and it's nowhere near you. It's more of a distant echo. Loved it here. Absolutely loved it.
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Bill H.recommends
October 24, 2021
Between the Ponds
Yet another great stay at the ponds. The leaves are changing color and the weather was perfect for fall camping. Still got some fish to bite. More pickerel than bass. Michele was as always in touch and very accommodating.
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Daniel C.recommends
October 18, 2021
Between the Ponds
Great, beautiful place! Multiple tables make cooking so nice and easy. Highly recommend!
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Austin W.recommends
October 17, 2021
Top of The Pond
10/10 Spot
Very nice, private, and clean spot. Views are great and not too far from a small town for any last minute needs. Host was very nice and helpful. Recommend this spot to anyone.
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Chad D.recommends
October 3, 2021
Between the Ponds
Great spot!
Beautiful spot, lots of fish and turtles, good amount of fire wood. Would highly recommend.
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Bill H.recommends
September 27, 2021
Between the Ponds
Another peaceful trip to the ponds.
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Kelli B.recommends
September 5, 2021
Top of The Pond
Great weekend
What a great place. Very convenient and clean. They ponds are very nice and have good size fish in them. A huge property with nice forest bathing. The owner met us the first night and was very friendly and accommodating. She lives close by so it was nice to know if we needed anything she could respond quickly. Very private. Very quiet. Definitely coming back.
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