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This campsite offers campers a unique experience. The spring house (structures that were historically used for refrigeration) was built in the mid-1800s but a new deck has recently been added, making it a great place to sit out and relax. Campers can set their tent up on the deck platform and enjoy fire flies at night. The deck has chairs and a fire pit and it is a great pla

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This campsite offers campers a unique experience. The spring house (structures that were historically used for refrigeration) was built in the mid-1800s but a new deck has recently been added, making it a great place to sit out and relax. Campers can set their tent up on the deck platform and enjoy fire flies at night. The deck has chairs and a fire pit and it is a great place for hanging out. Just 50 ft away from the deck is a gentle little stream in the shade. 

Note: the deck is 10 ft wide and 16ft long and can fit usually just one tent. 

Many trails around Loch Raven Reservoir are easily accessible by foot from the property. We can help direct you to the best places once you get here but the website "All Trails" has them all marked out pretty good, just search "Cockeysville" and you can see them all on the map, it might be helpful to download the app/maps ahead of time. 

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Biking

The NCR (Northern Central Railroad) trail is just a 10 minute drive away. It goes for 20 miles up to the PA line and then conti...Read more

Fishing

There are a couple fishing options nearby. Loch Raven Reservoir is just a 10 minute walk from the house and you can drive to a ...Read more

Paddling

Loch Raven Reservoir is just a couple minutes away and is a great place for kayaking. Gunpowder River is also a nice gentle flo...Read more

Wildlife watching

Plenty of wild animals in the woods and in the reservoir surrounding the property.

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Hipcamper Krisann

Nature fun galore

Krisann J.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2022

John and Gail have beautiful land with awesome trails in a great location. Not far from Baltimore, the historic spring house is a great homebase to explore off of. The area just has so many nature spots and even the site has trails that venture off into what feels like a fairy wonderland, complete with robust fungi and a swing at the fresh spring! The bamboo provided great shade in the afternoon and our hosts were there to help us with anything we needed, like lots of extra water! Overall, we had great sleep and the bird noises was probably my favorite part of it all...I'm still dreaming of their songs.

Hipcamper Chip
Chip G.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

John & Gail were very accommodating. They made my stay comfortable & I felt welcomed.

Hipcamper Shira
Shira F.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2022

I hope to see this campsite again soon!

Hipcamper Priscilla
Priscilla S.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2022

This is a wonderful place to stay. The springhouse works really well as a kitchen, so, you can cook in the rain. It's really beautiful here.

Hipcamper Priscilla

Wonderful site

Priscilla S.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2022

This is a wonderful place to stay. John and Gail are great and extraordinarily helpful. I have stayed here before, and returned because I love it so much. It is close to anything you might need. There are lots of hiking trail both from here and nearby. It is very close to Loch Raven reservoir where there are tons of trails. I highly recommend this site.

Actually, there are 2 sites, each unique with their own benefits.

Hipcamper Nicole

A perfect getaway!

Nicole H.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2022

This was the perfect little campsite! Walking distance to some beautiful trails which was perfect for us and our pup. And John and Gail were just the most wonderful, lovely hosts.

Hipcamper Priscilla

Delightful, well run, convenient

Priscilla S.
recommends this listing.
December 4th, 2021

I stayed here for 4 weeks in November and December. It was absolutely wonderful. There's a good-sized space for a tent and the spring house itself i used as my kitchen where i set up my stove, etc. The hosts are great and there are lots of trails for hiking. It is located 5 minutes from anything one might need. I highly recommend this place.

Hipcamper Danielle

Nice spot for a quick city getaway

Danielle L.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2021

John and his family made sure we had everything we needed to set up a comfortable campsite. They even had lighters and lighter fluid in the springhouse! We loved being able to camp close to the city.

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa H.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Very relaxing and enjoyable. John and Gail were very sweet and provided us with everything we needed. Would definitely recommend!

Historic Spring House (Tent Site)Historic Spring House (Tent Site)Historic Spring House (Tent Site)
Property
McGucken Mountain Farms
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site