July 25, 2022
Awesome private spot! Very secluded with no interruptions.
July 4, 2022
We had a fantastic stay! My husband and I and our dog stayed at the TreeStar Acres site. It was secluded, quiet, clean, and had additional perks like gorgeous string lights! Derek was a wonderful host, extremely responsive and so welcoming, even checking in on us throughout our stay. Highly recommend this spot and hope to be back in the future!
July 4, 2022
Great Host! So helpful and wanted to ensure we had a pleasant stay. The site is beautiful all the time but it was absolutely amazing at low tide. We fished and played on waters edge. I can’t wait to go back. We also kayaked while there and didn’t see another boat the whole time. I felt like we were alone in a water wonderland.
May 31, 2022
This was our first time using Hip Camp, and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
Derek’s place was the perfect remote/off the grid get away. It was so quiet and peaceful- it was a great site for enjoying some camping without the crowds/noise of commercial sites The views from camp were beautiful. We enjoyed some time out on the water in our kayaks without worrying about boat traffic. The dogs were a fan too!
Derek was great with communication- quick to respond and available if needed and checked in during our stay. He was also flexible/understanding when we opted to come a day later due to severe thunderstorms.
Definitely would recommend this campsite and would love to come back again!
May 10, 2022
Safe Place to Be
This was my second time camping with a group on King Leoni and it was everything we were looking for! A safe place for people of color to camp.
Derek welcomed us to our campsite and helped figure out a few last minute supports. The site is nestled in the forest and offers a beautiful view of the sky.
The recently added tree lights add a cozying feeling to the area. If camping in a group the lights offer the opportunity for tents to be slightly spread out along the dimly illuminated trails.
The Petworth Teacher Camping Crew is very thankful!
May 8, 2022
Extremely beautiful and peaceful location. Right on the water where you are able to experience the vastness of nature but also appreciate the secluded environment. 10/10
May 3, 2022
The site was so cute and easy to get to! Derek provided us extra wood and had lights strung up in the trees that were perfect for not still enjoying the setting, but made us feel secure in moving around and getting to our tent after dark. We're really excited to see the results of the improvements they're working on!
April 22, 2022
If you want to unplug and enjoy rustic camping at its best, then Leoni Island is the place to be. The views are fantastic and offer a chance to see a large variety of shore birds. Was lucky enough to see an eagle grab a fish just offshore of the campsite. Nights are full of the sounds of nature, and if you like fishing then your days will be full with plentiful catfish. For me at times the more rustic and primitive experience allows time to unplug and really enjoy all that nature provides.
April 18, 2022
This place was perfect and Derek is an awesome host! I definitely would come back here if I was ever in the area again. I wish I'd been here for more than one night, and would definitely recommend staying here for a weekend to truly enjoy it all. Sunset/sunrise are beautiful and being by the water is so relaxing. Thank you Derek!
April 10, 2022
Kayaking and Camping at Tree Star
We had great time camping and kayaking at Tree Star. The waterfront campsite was perfect for my truck tent. We will definitely be coming back.
March 31, 2022
The campsite has a great vibe. You can set up a tent or a hammock almost anywhere as the ground was level. The firepit was a perfect area to lounge and is very private so you can play music into the night. The land is very eclectic with old remnants of the past left behind that made it very interesting to explore. back.
March 29, 2022
Great Camping Great Host
The campsite has a great vibe. You can set up a tent or a hammock almost anywhere as the ground was level. The firepit was a perfect area to lounge and is very private so you can play music into the night. The land is very eclectic with old remnants of the past left behind that made it very interesting to explore. The owners are working hard to get the campground up and running and welcomes feedback. I recommend this campsite right now for just tent campers and those who use hammocks that may not need to bring a lot of things with them only until the parking area closer to the campsite becomes more accessible. If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle you should not have any problems accessing the parking area. We look forward to coming back.
December 13, 2021
The Trees light up at night!
The new TreeStar site was a wonderful experience… they have lights that you can cut on at night that light up the trees! It was so cool! And it was a beautiful open sky night. I can’t wait to go back !!
November 14, 2021
Derek was very communicative and helpful. Waterfront campsite was not useable due to recent weather events so we stayed at the wooded site, which was beautiful with the fall leaves. The road is under construction and extremely wet and muddy at present. Boots were essential when walking down to the water.
November 8, 2021
Great site right on the water! Derek was a great host. We will be back!
September 23, 2021
My New favorite place
The road was a a little rough so they recommend 4 wheel drive vehicles while the repair it but it was fun going down there and once I seen the water it all felt like a movie lol. Can’t wait to go back!
September 20, 2021
ONE OF A KIND CAMPSITE
This is a great spot, only an hour from us in DC. Our hosts were extremely pleasant and helpful in getting us situated. There was fresh water, bug spray, firewood and s'more ingredients waiting for us. The water was beautiful and the spot almost felt like our own deserted island. We'll be back!
September 13, 2021
This is a very unique site with great views. Derek really makes you feel welcome including with the complementary Smores set, almost running water and barbecue equipment.
The road is a little adventurous but we hear that improvements are in the making :-)
September 7, 2021
This is an incredible site! Beautiful views, gorgeous scenery, highly recommended! Derek is an awesome host.
September 6, 2021
Fishing and ATVs all day!
Perfect peaceful place… good fishing spot with big catfish! That water is special!
August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021
LOVE THIS VIEW & We got FREE SMORES
This time was even better than last time... if you love camping with a lit fire and beautiful night skies on the water! this site is perfect.! They even gave us complementary ingredients to make s’mores and games!. We are already planning our 3rd trip!
August 21, 2021
Enjoyed my Night on Leoni Island
This place was great. Five of us stayed on the water and watched the stars come out. We also explored the woods and came across some deer.
Derek was a great host. He met me there and explained the property to me. Felt safe. Left our cars at the office and made the walk to the office. He brought some of our larger items do to th site for us.
I would def stay here again and try camping in the woods.
August 20, 2021
The water front view was amazing !
An amazing view..so peaceful.. i really able to get a true camping experience. I am definitely going back!