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Peace & Quiet by the River!

· New Ringgold, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
150 acres hosted by Susan S.
1 RV/tent site · 2 tent sites
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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98% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
My farm is just beautiful. I have owned it for 46 years and am proud as can be of its beauty and serenity. Welcome to our perfect outdoor haven, a beautiful 150 acre farm, providing an extraordinary escape from the hustle and bustle of our modern world. Two of our exclusive campsites are located on the banks of the Little Schuylkill River, with the world-renowned Hawk Mountain Sanctuary boarding on the other side of the river. The third site, has an open view of Hawk Mountain and the farm, to say nothing of the full sky view.. Our private, exclusive campsites, easily encompassing about 5 acres at each site and surrounded by the 150 acre farm, are designed to take advantage of the natural surroundings. Here you will find yourself off grid and alone with nature. Imagine yourself pitching your tent along the river or on the hill top, viewing countless birds of prey and all types of wildlife with no other folks around, except for your people. The location could not be better or more private. Our family for years have camped and played at these site, enjoying the river and night sounds. We are a working Christmas Tree farm as well. Truly private camping, not a commercial camp ground. Very few camping sites exist where you can just have your own space, but you may have it here. My family are stewards to this wonderful farm, and are thrilled to share it with you. We want you to chill and to find tranquility, to respect our sites and make memories that are treasured. Details: We will consider 1 night stays for weekdays, please contact for availability and pricing. We will also consider more than 8 campers. Please inquire! Because we are a tree farm, we cannot allow you to bring wood from other locations on to the farm. Wood is for sale here and we request a pre order so we can have it ready at your site. You may purchase through Hipcamp or directly from us. All sites have a picnic table, a Hawk Shadow Out House, water to wash things, a preparation table and a good bundle of kindling to start off your camping experience. There Is a shovel, cooking grates, log benches and a neat campfire ring. Potable water is available at the farm and you may refill when needed. Campsite #1 (Lean To Site) This site is along the river. It is private and lovely. You may park your car above the site and walk down to the river and camping area. Short, 50 yards, but a steepish walk. Pack in and out accordingly. Very private, lots of space. It is perfect. Campsite #2 (Dog Gone Site) This site is also along the river. It is private and has the same set up as site one. Park your car on top of hill and walk on down. It is a lovely spot. Walk is about 50 yards down a steep hill. Pack accordingly. Campsite #3 (High Site) Site 3 is above the river and looks over Hawk Mountain and the farm. It is private with beautiful views. Unreal full moon gazing............. Sunrise, Sunset, Moon rise, Bird watching, all very visible from this site. Car accessible, no walking to campsite required. At all sites, different seasons bring different activities. Spring: Kayaking, fishing and hiking. Summer: hiking, fishing in the pond, cooling off in the swim hole. Fall: raptor watching, hiking, biking plus fishing, (license required), in the Little Schuylkill. The nights are dark with star lit skies. We have a 1.5 acre bass pond on the farm for fishing, so bring your rod. Big bass in there!! Your camp site is surrounded by woods and forest, fields and trees. You are a two hour drive from center city Philadelphia and 2.5 hours from down town New York City. One hour from Harrisburg. What to do here? Plenty! Hiking! Hawk Mountain Sanctuary entrance is only 3 miles away. www.alltrails.com/parks/us/pennsylvania/hawk-mountain-sanctuary https://www.hikingproject.com/directory/8018169/hawk-mountain-sanctuary Both entrances to the Appalachian Trail, Eckville and Port Clinton, are a 10 minuet drive. A visit to Yuengling Brewery, in Pottsville, Americas older brewery, is a 20 minute drive. Jim Thorpe is a fourty five minute drive. Kutztown University is 35 minutes away. The heart of Amish Country is an hour drive. Biking, both country road and mountain. You need your own maps! Fishing in our beautiful river or on our pond! Cabela's in Hamburg is just 15 minutes down the road. But most of all to do here is to relax, fish, play in the river, walk and visit with your family and friends. Please see schuylkillriver.org for more information about our area. Hawk Shadow is located between New Ringgold and Port Clinton on the east side of the Appalachian Mountain. Very Rural. There is plenty of local produce, we can give you directions to our local farm stands. Fresh butchers are not far away. Swap meets and antique auction houses are scattered around the area. Yes, you can drive to the area of the campsite, but no, you cannot drive down actual site at campsite #1 and #2. Parking at site 3, no walk required.. Contact me and we will give you as much information as we can. Enjoy, have fun and be peaceful! Look at these sites for hiking and activities in the area!! www.alltrails.com/parks/us/pennsylvania/hawk-mountain-sanctuary https://www.hikingproject.com/directory/8018169/hawk-mountain-sanctuary schuylkillriver.org
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780 ratings · 346 reviews
Katherine C.recommends
May 21, 2024
Site 1 Lean to Tent Site
We loved camping at Susan’s! The campsite is beautiful and secluded, right along the water. The drive in was also so pretty through her tree farm! The site had everything you could need, washing water, garbage, latrine area, fire ring with tall different kind of grates, and plenty of seating! The ultimate relaxing space!
Adam W.recommends
May 15, 2024
Site 3 High Site Tent/Car
Experience like no other
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed camping at site#3 on Suzan’s farm. When we got there site it was clean, grass looked freshly trimmed and firewood was stocked and ready for us with plenty more for purchase. Site was fully stocked with all necessities. There was a five gallon container of drinking water, some fire starter ( news papers and small dry pieces of wood), toiletries and water to wash whatever you need. When the weather is good and the skies are clear you can really experience some amazing views. Sunsets are beautiful and and watching a clear night sky with millions of shimmering stars is an experience in itself. If you do choose this site you’ll most likely experience all aspects of weather and nature - wind, sun, rain, birds serenading throughout the day super clean air. Tip: If you are tent camping and do get caught up in a heavy rain or storm you could move your tent in between the trees to protect it from the wind. Even with a couple of cloudy and rainy days my girlfriend and I had a great time and would 100% go back to camp there again. Suzan is a great host, very welcoming and communicative so was her assistant Jenn.
Tyler P.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site 1 Lean to Tent Site
The campsite was very secluded and beautiful. Awesome access to the creek, great attention to detail at the site, and the lean-to came in handy when we got some afternoon rain. Susan provided great communication and directions for the site as well. We will definitely be back!
Jillian S.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site 3 High Site Tent/Car
This is the site for tent camping for sure! We loved our stay, and all the amenities provided! Convenient located, but still away from everything. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Dawn L.recommends
April 23, 2024
Site 2 Dog Gone Tent Site
As usual Susan’s place does not disappoint. We had another great stay at site #2. Everything you need is there. The views are amazing and the hiking is great. We will be back and can’t wait. We did notice there was a new price there( high table like bar which came in handy when getting food and things ready.
Traci C.recommends
April 22, 2024
Site 1 Lean to Tent Site
Perfect Riverfront Hideaway
I stayed at Site #1 on Susan’s beautiful property and it is my new favorite Hipcamp spot. 🐿️🌲 It’s scenic, private, spacious, and has all of the amenities that make it easy to enjoy your time in nature— big fire pit area, on-site firewood, kindling, a prep and picnic table, a spot to wash your dishes, and a well-kept camp toilet. I will be back!
New Ringgold, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Susquehannock and Lenapehoking (Lenni-Lenape) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Susan S.Joined in September 2017
Response rate: 100%
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