Hipcamp host Michael  E.,
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Beautiful park like setting, situated on 12 acres , half in Ohio half in Pa. 45 min. From Pittsburgh and it's stadiums , sports teams , world class museums, zoo and cultural districts. 30 minutes from a good old fashion drive in movie theater in Chester, West Virginia . Mountaineer Race Track and Casino if you like to watch horse racing . Miles of trail riding for ho
Beautiful park like setting, situated on 12 acres , half in Ohio half in Pa. 45 min. From Pittsburgh and it's stadiums , sports teams , world class museums, zoo and cultural districts. 30 minutes from a good old fashion drive in movie theater in Chester, West Virginia . Mountaineer Race Track and Casino if you like to watch horse racing . Miles of trail riding for horses , ATVs, motorcycles taking off from right on the property! 2600 acres of Pennsylvania State gamelands adjacent to the my land for hiking, hunting and exploring. A lake/pond approximately 1.5 acres is located on the property for fishing swimming, and it's loaded with fish! Trophy bass hybrid bluegill and crappie. Lots of excellent tent sites on mowed flat areas or primitive sites nestled in pine trees or black walnut and hardwood Forest with a babbling brook . Arrangements can be made for access to a camper equipped with full bathroom shower facilities. Great spring water is available from my well. The Great Northern Trail is only a mile or two away if you like hiking Wildlife is abundant deer turkey wander through the property almost daily. A small country store and gas station is mile and a half away in the town of Negley Ohio 4 miles away is East Palestine hardware stores small nice Community with antique shops 10 Mi away is all the shopping you can ask for with Walmart, Dunham's Sporting Goods, Home Depot, several fast food restaurants along with more upscale dining opportunities in Chippewa Township Beaver Falls Pennsylvania. Two hospitals located in Youngstown Ohio and Beaver Pennsylvania are 30 minutes away Critical Care Med Express is 10 Mi away. I am a friendly host eager to help you and assist you in any way I can and help you enjoy your stay. NOTICE ! THE INCONSIDERATE NOISY AMISH NEIGHBORS LEFT , IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT , LAST MAY ! NO MORE BARKING PENS OF COON DOGS AND THE 50 TRIPS A DAY PAST THE PLACE IN THE LOUD KUBOTA UTV ! I'm sorry that some of my previous guests had to endure such rudeness !
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lots of great fishing , bass , blue gills all different kinds of sunfish, hybrid bluegills getting huge ! Crappie


Over 4000 acres of state gamelands adjacent to the property , North Country hiking trail is a few miles away , a short walk to ...Read more


Children under 9 must have a pfd (life jacket ) when on the dock or swimming without an adult in the water with them

Whitewater paddling

The NORTH Fork Of The Little Beaver river is very close and a popular spot for canoeing and kayaking

Wildlife watching

Lots of birds , pair of nesting orioles thus year ! An American Coot living on the pond this year too ! , green heron flies in ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)


Natural features you'll find at Borderline in Pennsylvania.


A small beach are is available for swimming with some beach toys for your use .

River, stream, or creek

Fun little crik , perfect for cooling off on a hot day , nice camping spot next to the crik ,

Swimming hole

A small beach area for swimming with various beach toys and I have many life jackets for smaller children available, don't hes...Read more


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Hipcamper Barry

All aces - a great place to camp!

Barry R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2019

This was our second trip to Borderline. As anticipated, Mike was the consummate host. Swimming, fishing, camping and perfect weather were on the agenda for our short stay. My boys are not the biggest fans of camping but they both said that the one day camping trip wasn't long enough. Next year we will try a three or four day excursion. Thanks again Mike for another fantastic trip. See you next year!

Hipcamper Luke and missy
Luke And Missy K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2018

Go check this place out!
Great camping place for us it was clean and Mike was very kind. He went above and beyond, he was the most gracious of hosts :) he has free firewood and let us use his golf cart and his table. Has a small RV with all basic accommodations, shower, sink, fridge, plug for chargers, flushing toilet etc. You can go fishing, pretty big fish and lots of them in the pond, huge bluegill, bass and crappie. I myself caught a 20inch 5 pound large mouth bass, it was yummy too!! Mike is great, and he deserves respect for all his hard work, so leave the camp as you found it. Mike is still working on the campsite to make it even better for everyone!!! Thank You for everything Mike keep up the great work . We will be back in the future with the kids :) luke n missy.

That's me. Terrible picture lol. I caught that fish he was heavyyBeautiful <3 My husband made this fire pit he did a great job and served its purpose :) Big bull frog. So many of them at the pond. I giggled alot with the noises they make lol
Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael , the Host, on August 29th, 2018

Thank you Luke n Missy , it was a pleasure to meet you both , hope we meet again !

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 17th, 2018

The Borderline campground turned out to be an awesome choice for us. Michael, who runs the camp, made our short stay better than we imagined.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael , the Host, on August 29th, 2018

It was a pleasure to meet you both , I'm glad your stay was comfortable, I hope to see you and your friends out here again someday.

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018

Mike, Kim, and jazzy were awesome. The site was right on the bass/bluegill/crappie filled pond. Peaceful and comfortable!! Thank you and we’ll be seeing them again.

Hipcamper Doree
Doree S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2018

Michael's place was a great spot for a solo trip away over Labor Day weekend. He set me up with firewood, a grate, fishing poles, water, a boogie board to use in the pond, and gave me helpful information about the surrounding area. The land is really beautiful and the pond was perfect for a few swims. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Barry
Barry R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2018

Camping at its finest!
My son and I stopped by On The Border for a bit of good old fashioned tent camping and had a blast! Mike went out of his way to see to it that we were suitably accommodated. Firewood and Tiki Torches were made available to enhance the campsite. Mike offered us the use of his camper if we needed to take a shower or use the facilities. The camping area is situated near the pond across the state line (street) from Mike's home. There is a little bit of noise from traffic and the neighbor's dogs but nothing that would diminish the quality of this camping experience. Thank you Mike for your fine good-natured hospitality and thank you Jasmine for showing us how to catch all those minnows! Highly recommended - we will be back!

Here I am getting ready to relax.That's me standing by the tent!
Hipcamper Jake

Great stay. great fishing

Jake B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 8th, 2019

Had a great weekend getaway. The stocked pond is perfect for all ages. Mike was more than hospitable and willing to help however it was needed. Im exciting for my next visit.

Hipcamper Chad
Chad F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 19th, 2019

Had a great stay. Mike let us come in whatever time we wanted. The pond was stocked with all kinds of fish. Kids had a great time. We stayed right in the middle of the pond so we did some night fishing also. No need to drive or even walk anywhere. The pond is literally all around you. Awesome place!

Hipcamper Matthew

Amazing host and a great site

Matthew P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2019

We had the islet/island campsite all to ourselves. The rain couldn't even stop us from enjoying some great fishing and swimming opportunities. Mike already had more than enough firewood readily available for us to use, even a few large pieces that doubled as extra seating. He was nice enough to put up a couple tiki torches at our site. This place is perfectly located to give you the secluded camping feeling while still being about 10 minutes from town should you need to restock or replace that thing you forgot to bring. If you're as lucky as us, you may get to meet Mike's two adorable granddaughters that were there helping expand the beach area of the pond.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael , the Host, on May 31st, 2019

I enjoyed meeting 2 more wonderful people , Matt and Lisa , thank you for cleaning up the site and leaving it as you found it , it was a pleasure to meet you both!

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