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Twin Oaks

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· Columbia, New Jersey
30 acres
2 sites
1 Lodging
1 Tent
This campsite provides a great location to use as a base for day hikes. The tent site is situated beneath a canopy of two large Red Oak trees. This property was formerly a farm and has since grown back to a pioneer Hardwood Forest. There are stone rows throughout the farm and some areas that have been cleared of invasive vegetation and planted with native grasses to enhance the deer population. We suggest day hikes such as Catfish Fire Tower, Van Campen's Glen, and Buttermilk Falls. Here's a list of our recommendations for hiking, fishing, and just plain old exploring: The Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area (DWG) and nearby Walpack Fish and Wildlife Management Area in Layton have many hiking trails (See the National Park Service's website). Great areas for sightseeing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting. Buttermilk Falls, (find the trailhead on) Mountain Road in Layton. Hike to the top of the beautiful waterfalls near Walpack and take a 6.8 mile loop trail to Crater Lake. Walpack Inn, National Park Service Rd 615, Layton. A beautiful restaurant with an entire back wall of windows with a view of the Kittatinny Valley. The Walpack is open on weekends for dinner only. Appalachian Trail (AT). Check out the AMC Mohican Outdoor Center located along the trail in Blairstown. The AT runs through the DWG. Offers hiking and sightseeing. Long Pine Pond & Crater Lake in Walpack. Both are spring fed and great for swimming and boating (clear water). Van Campen's Glen, Old Mine Road, Hardwick. The 2.1 mile loop trail features several cascades and waterfalls, a narrow stone valley, and a lush hemlock ravine. Catfish Fire Tower, Millbrook Road, Hardwick. A rocky 2.0 or longer 4.4 mile hike to the top of the ridge. Great views on NJ and PA. Also check out "Hiking Our Preserves" on the Ridge and Valley Conservancy's website for information on 4 local hiking trails. Delaware River- Great for swimming, boating, tubing, canoeing, fishing. Keep your eye out for Bald Eagles! White Lake - 97 Stillwater Rd. Hardwick, NJ 07825. The Paulinskill (Blairstown) and FlatBrook (Old Mine Road, Hardwick) rivers are local spots for trout fishing. On Saturdays during the summer, you may want to try out the Blairstown Farmers Market on Stillwater Road. Hours 9:30 to 1:00 pm.
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Columbia, New Jersey, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Stephen B.Joined in August 2020
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Ethan B.recommends
October 17, 2022
Twin Oaks
Great spot!
Camp was nice and secluded! Super close to hikes at the Delaware Water Gap. Stephen also sent us local hikes that wouldn’t be as busy as Mt Tammany. Would stay here again anytime!
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Kate I.recommends
September 18, 2022
Twin Oaks
Nydelig camping plass
Absolutt nydelig sted. Camping plassen var helt perfekt,og veldig privat. Her var det stillhet og ro. Der var et enkelt,men veldig praktisk toalett i området. Bålplass ved telt plassen og ved var tilgjengelig. I tillegg var det en stor gass grill som vi fikk benytte. Like nedenfor var det mulig å bruke et innendørs toalett,om ønskelig. Der var det også en ute dusj med varmt vann. Steven og Carol var meget vennlige,og gav oss mange gode tips om diverse utflukter. Dette var en alt i alt flott opplevelse. Mvh Jason og Kate
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Dylan H.recommends
September 6, 2022
Twin Oaks
The most perfect campsite!
Stephen and his wife were extremely considerate and friendly. They checked in on us to make sure we had everything, while still respecting our privacy and space, and were available through text if needed. The campsite was perfect! They provided plenty of (free) firewood. If cooking over fires isn’t an option for you, the hosts set us up with a propane grill. There is an outhouse near the site or a full-on bathroom/shower towards the main house. The site itself is clean and maintained, we had no issues at all. We felt like we were secluded and in our own private space. A few notes that I think are worth mentioning. But please note, this didn’t ruin or taint our experience at all. You’ll hear occasional planes flying above throughout the day, and a small amount of car noise during the evening. The “artificial” noises were sparse, and only temporarily distracted us from the beautiful scenery and sounds. We were able to drive up to the site in a Prius, so most people should be good. If not, it's like a five-minute uphill walk. Might be tough if you have a lot of loose gear, like we did. We explored the grounds, and it was beautiful. Stephen recommended a few trails and activities but we ended up spending the entire weekend on the property besides the Saturday farmers market that's with checking out! We will definitely be back again!!! The campsite is private without being too far off in the middle of the woods. And the hosts were respectful and friendly.
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Juliya F.recommends
August 23, 2022
Twin Oaks
Really enjoyed camping here. Great location and friendly/informative host. Given access to indoor shower and toilet which was a bonus for those who shy away from compost toilet (which by the way was clean and well kept). Host also provided potable water. Really nice spot for tents. Please be aware road to drive up to the camp spot is a little rocky just need to take it slow.
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Sade G.recommends
July 18, 2022
Twin Oaks
Lovely twin oaks
Stephen was very nice and communicative! Helpful with directions or just with anything. He and his wife was also kind enough to provide some firewood for us and taught us some wild berries facts. They are great hosts and their property is beautiful. The property is big and a lot of landscape and also some coverage from the trees. Photos dont do justice. we saw some deer coming in too. p.s. you need a higher clearance car if you want to drive up near the site or walk to the little cabin(where the bathroom is at).
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Raptor D.recommends
July 11, 2022
Twin Oaks
quiet private forest camping
Quiet private site with horseshoes, picnic table, plenty of shade. Near blairstown, which is weirdly expensive. Feels very near delaware water gap trails, but definitely want to drive. We saw a bear on site, but he’s cool, just remember common bear prevention strategies(lock food in car, etc). It’s not specific to this super nice private campsite, the state parks around here have them too. they provided firewood and a grill too
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Kit C.recommends
July 10, 2022
Twin Oaks
Peaceful and lovely
Lots of space. Great camp sight good view of the sky and great river banks and trails near by.
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Angel I.recommends
June 28, 2022
Twin Oaks
Beautiful peaceful private site
Tent camping on Stephen’s land was wonderful, the pictures truly don’t do this site justice. It was a great layout, had some tree cover but also areas of sunshine. We were able to set up tents and hammocks with the perfect amount of space. We wished we had another day there! Stephen also recommended FANTASTIC hikes nearby and provided us with an inexhaustible amount of firewood which we were more than thankful for. Will def revisit!
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Lindsay G.recommends
June 20, 2022
Twin Oaks
This property is dope!
This property is dope! Very clean, cool campground- large stones to sit on and a beautiful views. Campsite is secluded, under a canopy of trees and there is an awesome meadow for stargazing with lots of wildlife traffic. They provided a bunch of firewood and the location was great - right by trails & the Delaware. Would definitely recommend and will plan to come back!
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Ryan S.recommends
June 5, 2022
Twin Oaks
Nice campsite very close to the Delaware water gap and some excellent hiking. The host responded promptly to messages and the shower was hot! Would definitely recommend.
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Heather F.recommends
May 31, 2022
Twin Oaks
Fantastic private camping!
My husband and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Twin Oaks and loved the campsite Stephen hosted! It absolutely down poured the day of our arrival, but when we got to the campsite it was actually fairly dry and protected in the trees. We loved the private setting of the site and hearing the birds each day. We saw a deer grazing in the nearby brush one day and heard other animals at night, so this is definitely a great place for animal spotting. The spot itself is fairly basic with a nice level spot to pitch your tent, a fire ring (with wood!), and a wooden table. We were able to park right out front of the site with our Hyundai Sante Fe, but I would note the small cabin where you can get water and use the toilet is either a fairly steep hike down, or you should drive. You may want to consider bringing a large vessel, or multiple vessels, to fill up your water all at once so you don't have to keep going back and forth. We really enjoyed the location too - it was an easy jumping off point for a visit to Bushkill Falls, kayaking down the Delaware, and hiking. We would absolutely recommend a stay here and would love to come back!
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Jaims C.recommends
May 22, 2022
Twin Oaks
Camping with family.
Twin oaks was beautiful. I highly recommend it. There is only one spot so you can really just be your family not like other campsites where someone decides to blow up an air mattress at at 2 in the morning. If that person is you then this is the spot because you are alone. Good amount of shade with the trees. Very nice spot and host.
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Kirsten B.recommends
May 17, 2022
Twin Oaks
I was looking for an affordable and dog-friendly place to stay so I could hike in the Delaware Water Gap. This spot was very close to both the Mohican Outdoor Center and the Mt. Tammany trailhead, so it fit the bill. Peaceful and quiet (ok, not that quiet, in early May the birds were out in force in the morning!). Nice to have access to a shower and bathroom down the hill in the cabin. I was kind of pushing it in my Prius on the access road up the hill, but I was fine, and just went slow.
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Pranati J.recommends
May 9, 2022
Twin Oaks
Great one night stay at Stephens campground with access to a shower and a flush toilet! Welcoming hosts and a great campground.
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Jade A.recommends
April 12, 2022
Twin Oaks
Amazing and private campsite!
I absolutely loved staying on Stephen's land. I am a HUGE camper, grew up in the desert of Utah so I camp a lot. One of my biggest complaints about East Coast camping is how on top of everyone you are well... this Hipcamp is the opposite of that. Stephen's camp site on his property is very private. You can't see their house or anyone else around. The campsite is incredibly clean with plenty of space. Stephen provided us with ample fire wood as well. Stephen as a host was incredibly accommodating and friendly. He gave us great suggestions for hikes and other things in the area. Lastly, it was dog friendly which is a major bonus and if you are lucky you will get to meet his amazing Mastif, Wally! I absolutely recommend this place!
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Emma S.recommends
March 27, 2022
Twin Oaks
Awesome spot to camp. Beautiful and private, no road noise and a great clearing adjacent to stargaze! Stephen was so welcoming! Thanks again!
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Taylor M.recommends
February 24, 2022
Twin Oaks
We loved tent camping at Twin Oaks! Unfortunately we only had one night to stay, but it was lovely! Stephen was so welcoming and friendly. He sent over two recent surveys of the bird species seen on the property before we arrived, met us at the entrance upon arrival, provided dry firewood, and spoke with us about the different environmental projects they've been doing. We will absolutely be back when we have more time to stay longer!
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Andrew B.recommends
January 31, 2022
Twin Oaks
Winter Camp!
Stephen's site is great for a small group. It is a beautiful piece of land, has some great topography and he is a very accommodating and generous host. We were doing a two night winter camp and he provided plenty of wood so we could keep an ample fire going and we were lucky enough to get some snow so we could go sledding on some of the awesome hills. He also made some great nearby hiking recommendations.
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Sam W.recommends
November 14, 2021
Twin Oaks
Perfect
This is such a great campsite, I really can’t say enough good things about it. Stephen’s property is beautiful and the site is the perfect mix of secluded and easy to reach. I was able to drive up no problem (2wd economy car) and yet it still feels quiet and tucked into the woods. There’s a gorgeous mix of trees and other flora and the site is a good balance of open and sheltered with enough rocks and landscaping for a nicely sheltered tent area but also plenty of trees and some open space as well allowing for sunlight to pour in in the morning. Easy access to clean water down the hill as well. This really is a perfect campsite and Stephen is a wonderful host and a joy to chat with.
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Kate M.recommends
November 8, 2021
Twin Oaks
This spot was great! Very private and nestled in the woods at the top of a hill. We were still able to get a great view of the stars. Stephen provided a great amount of firewood and kindling for us, and was a great host! We would definitely return to this site.
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Annie O.recommends
October 24, 2021
Twin Oaks
Private, clean and awesome set up!
Such a perfect campsite! Super private, amazing set up, immaculately clean and great location. Could have fit a big group up there if we wanted to, but my little family of 2, plus our 2 dogs felt incredibly spoiled! There were lots of coyote and fox sounds at night, but saw no actual sign of animal activity near the campground. Would love to return!
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Julian J.recommends
October 18, 2021
Twin Oaks
Might need a suv or truck to get to the sites and no place to throw out the trash but its very nice and private once you get in. Plenty of good quality firewoods! Tent platforms and placement of the rocks are very well thought of
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Emily D.recommends
October 3, 2021
Twin Oaks
What a great spot! It had everything we needed including hiking on the Appalachian Trail nearby. Thanks Steve!
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Jacob L.recommends
September 19, 2021
Twin Oaks
A great weekend at Twin Oaks!
Twin Oaks was great! Stephen couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating, and supplied us with plenty of firewood. I’ll definitely be back!
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Elizabeth P.recommends
September 12, 2021
Twin Oaks
Amazing place to stay !
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay here! A very private piece of the property, and the perfect place to put up a tent. There was a large stone bench that was perfect for sitting by the fire, as well as the stone landing where we set up camp. Will definitely be recommending to our friends and family.
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Jason D.recommends
August 29, 2021
Twin Oaks
10/10 Incredible
Such an incredible space! The grounds were wonderfully kept, with a campfire featuring natural seating, an elevated space for tents, and an area with a picnic table for eating. The campsite is far beyond the house, giving absolute privacy. A friend and I booked as a last minute relaxing night, super last minute. Stephen responded quickly and was very accommodating. The cedar wood was set up when we arrived and it was a wonderful aromatic touch! I promise, it will not disappoint! I’m excited to have found such a spot and will for sure be back!
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Ricardo C.recommends
August 2, 2021
Twin Oaks
Great for first time overnight
We enjoyed the property immensely. A great option for those wanting to try out camping for the first time. The site is a ten-minute drive from popular Delaware Water Gap trailheads, and the town on the Pennsylvania side has a few nice restaurants and a farmers market. Check out Edge of the Woods outfitters for water sports and bike rentals. We'd recommend a 4WD vehicle or SUV to allow for direct drive-up to the campsite and a comfortable inflatable sleeping pad as the ground is a bit rocky.
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Liza F.recommends
July 26, 2021
Twin Oaks
Wonderful location :)
Such a great spot! So much room to explore, convenient shower and bathroom set up, and such a beautiful location! Owner of property came to great us and had a fire already going for us. He was very friendly, and left once we were settled in, its a very private location. We really enjoyed our stay!
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Jared E.recommends
July 8, 2021
Twin Oaks
Awesome Campsite!
Staying at Sephen's campsite was a pleasure! The stonework for the terraced tent and fire pit area was absolutely beautiful. The pit toilet was clean and pleasant to use. The deer grazed in the clover meadow while we sat by the fire and in the morning we saw bears twice! The site is far enough away from the house and the road, so it feels very private. Thanks Stephen!
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Eric C.recommends
July 1, 2021
Twin Oaks
Stone oak and ash
A beautiful piece of land in New Jersey, Stephen has spent the time and energy to develop a corner of his property into a cozy camp site where we were able to camp out for the weekend and escape the hustle and bustle. I've never seen so much wildlife while camping locally - turkey and deer were plentiful and even a small bear a ways out. The site is mostly covered by shade with plentiful large stones creating a natural worn feel. I felt safe and comfortable the whole weekend. Stephen was also kind enough to provide plentiful firewood, always a plus.
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