The best camping near Susquehannock State Park

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River views, forest hikes, and excellent birdwatching await Susquehannock visitors.  

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Conowingo Creek Campsite

1 site · Lodging23 acres · Peach Bottom, PA
Walking paths leading to the scenic Conowingo Creek make this private setting located in southern Lancaster County a perfect relaxing get away. A short walk will put you on the banks of ideal fishing or a refreshing dip in the beautiful waterway. Some experts claim that plopping a chair in the middle of the creek with a good book is the only way to go! Then, after an evening by the campfire and a cozy night of sleep, a short drive gives you access to the Susquehanna River where hiking and scenic overlooks abound. The area is surrounded by Amish farms and loads of country charm. Got an itch for a historic city experience? Lancaster city is a 30 minute drive north where the historic Lancaster Central Market is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and surrounded by lots of quaint shopping. Recently added to Camp Conowingo Extras is the "Henry Hilton" which sleeps two and is an add-on for larger groups or anyone who wants to take in the view, sleeping closer to the stars. See photos in the listing and talk to Gini for details. We look forward to having you visit us.
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Pinnacle Orchard

1 site · Tent1 acre · Holtwood, PA
Primitive site that borders Susquehannock State Park. Conestoga Trail 300 yds away. Easy access to Pinnacle Overlook, Kelly's Run and Tucquan Glen. Wind Cave and Mason Dixon Trail a bit further but hikable via Conestoga Trail.. 2 person Max. Fishing, hiking accessories to park amenities. Pet friendly
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Creekside Orchard

4 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Street, MD
Welcome to creek-side camping on our picturesque 16 acre farm. Each site has access to Broad Creek and complementary unlimited firewood. Enjoy the sound of the water as you relax creek-side, or even take a dip to cool off! Stroll through the wildflower meadow, bird watch, pick wild raspberries and enjoy views of our orchards. Local places to visit include: Susquehanna State park, Rocks State Park and Eden Mill Nature Center. Local breweries Falling Branch and Slate Farm are both within 5 miles and are a must visit. A few ground rules: -Dogs are permitted if they are friendly and are trained well enough to listen and stay at your site. We have a large fenced in area for dogs to run around and play if they cannot be off leash. - OVERLANDERS: You can bring your overland camper if you want, but you must park your vehicle in the parking spot across from your site at sites 1-3. You can sleep in your vehicle, and hang in the camping area, but not both in the same place. Site 4 is large enough to accommodate your vehicle and these rules do not apply there. -This is a place for relaxation and reflection by the creek. No loud groups or partying allowed. -This is a pack it in, pack it out site. This includes food waste, dog waste, and any garbage produced. Please respect that :) -There is no fishing, kayaking or boating. Go for a swim and float, no prob! But please float in the vicinity of your camp, so as not to disturb other campers. You can enjoy the following on our sites: - Free, unlimited wood for your campfires. Each site comes with a fire ring. - Seating arrangements (picnic table, wrought iron loungers and chairs and wood benches). - Charming outhouse situated over a septic certified holding tank with toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
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Maple Grove Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Fallston, MD
Maple Grove farm is a twenty acre preserved livestock and hay farm in Harford County Maryland. It is home to sheep, alpaca, an old horse, chickens , dogs, and a cat or two. The world headquarters for Remsberg Inc Photo Studios is in the older farmhouse on the property and we lead photo safaris and workshops in Africa and England through the year. Our crack team of Border Collies are here to assist you with all your outdoor activity needs from frisbee tossing to ball throwing. Gather around the fire under the stars and listen to the sounds of sheep doing whatever it is sheep do with one of our loaner dogs at your feet and horses grazing in the sunset on the hill. When the weather is nice we occasional show movies by the barn drive in style and try to have one or two outdoor concerts each season. We are only three miles from W42 (Fallston Airport) if you are flying in. Nearby there are hiking trails and a swimming hole at Gunpowder Falls State Park one mile away. Boordy Vinyards down the road has a farmers market Thursdays and wine tastings other days or get homemade ice cream at Prigel Creamery just past it. Take your canoe up to Eden Mill or Bike on the Ma & Pa and NCR trails nearby.
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GreenHills Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Birdsboro, PA
We are officially open for 2024 Camping. Put down the ipads/phones and get out in the fresh air. @@@ BIG GROUPS @@@. If your group size is 21 people or more and you guys want the whole campground., Please spread the 21 people out into 3 sites, ( 7 people per site), this will ensure that the campground will be exclusive to your group only during your camping trip. (( Please Message Marty for more information)) Please do not mislead about the number of guests you will have, its very easy for us to check. Please be honest! Any attempt to mislead will result in booking termination and or permanent ban from campground. Please message US if you are interested in hosting AirSoft/paintball group. If you are looking for peace and complete seclusion, this is the place for you to camp, you will not hear or see any cars once you enter the campsite. Property is located one hour outside of Philly and 2hours away from NYC. 30 beautiful acres with woods and open fields, lots of wildlife, On site parking... after it rains mushrooms like (chicken of the woods) pop out everywhere all you have to do is look. In the summer it smells like flowers all day long, its truly beautiful. This property offers about 6-7acres of fields and 23 acres of woods, the landscape is flat and hills. Places to visit near by! 1. Exeter scenic river trail -park closes at 6pm 2.Berks natural ephraim -hiking 3. Birdsboro waters -park closes 8pm 4. Horseshoe trail -hiking 24/7 5.Birdsboro preserve -park 24/7 6.French creek - state park closes 9pm 7.schulkill river trail -hiking 24/7 8.Rustic Park - closes 9pm 9.Trailhead - Cocalico double trail - hiking Most of these are 4-10mile range from campground ⛺️ Animals you can spot: on campground property. Deer Fox Coyote Turkey Rabbit Turtles Beavers Squirrels Chipmunk Learn more about this land: pitch your tent or park your rv and enjoy the seclusion and silence, 3-4 miles away from major grocery stores and shopping plazas this property is unique and one of a kind, its located in a valley with woods around it and 3 big fields, lots of wildlife including deer turkeys and fox are seen on a daily basis.
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Christmas Tree Farm with Views

7 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Elizabethtown, PA
In 1990, Scott and Sue Miller purchased a 16-acre farm in Elizabethtown, Pa with the intentions of starting a select cut Christmas tree farm. 15,000 trees were purchased and planted on the farm. Six years later, the first tree was sold and since then, the farm has expanded its operations to Bernville, Pa. Camp on our 16 acre Christmas tree farm in an Amish neighbors with horses. Within 30 minute drive to Hershey park, Mt Gretna , Lebanon, Lancaster, Harrisburg, York. Enjoy hiking and biking trails nearby and the many attractions. We have excellent cell reception on our farm. Great view for star gazing and sunsets. Firewood available for purchase. We have a stone parking lot for RV campers Tent campers can set up in the trees and lanes. An outdoor portable toilet is available and water is available at an outside spigot. We are open January through Mid November. We have 6 sites available with fire pits. You are able to drive and park next to the site. Sites are available first come first served. Four persons per site additional $5 per night fee for extra guests. We sell Miller’s Christmas tree farms stickers. Our sites have excellent cell coverage.
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Chiques Rock Base Camp

2 sites · Tents1 acres · Columbia, PA
Learn more about this land:Rustic tent sites on the Northwest Lancaster River Trail and the Susquehanna River. Close to the towns of Columbia, Marietta, Bainbridge and the River.
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Serene Camping with Creek Views

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Pylesville, MD
Learn more about this land: The Harford County 4-H Camp and Deer Creek Overlook is located in the heart of 184 wooded acres along Deer Creek and adjacent to the Rocks State Park. Our camp has been enriching lives for nearly a century since 1925. It's the oldest 4-H camp in Maryland and one of the oldest continuous use 4-H camps in the country. Our tent and vehicle camping site provides either a large open field or an area of land near the creek. Small-scale RV and motorhome camping is available in the same area on our gravel-paved parking lot. The site includes access to an open-sided, roofed pavilion, with cement floors. It has picnic tables and benches, a charcoal grill, electric, and water. A volleyball court is located next to the pavilion and just a short walk away is our gaga pit. Hiking trails are available also. The site includes access to our pool house* bathrooms that feature a shower, stall-bathrooms, and two sinks. The Rocks State Park, which features the King and Queen Seat, and Kilgore Falls is just a few minutes away. *swimming pool access not included
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Mill Creek Falls Retreat LLC

12 sites · Lodging32 acres · Airville, PA
Mill Creek Falls Retreat Center was run as a church camp named Camp Donegal for about 50 years before the previous owners purchased the property in 2018. We purchased it from them in the fall of 2021. The cabins and public spaces to host families, weddings and corporate retreats have been updated and we continue to make improvements.
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Fawn View Farm, Pond & Fields

3 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Pylesville, MD
Our farm is right on the Mason Dixon line. The area has a wonderful community and a lot of open space which we love and have placed into land preservation so it can remain that way forever. We host private events, educational farm tours, have dairy cows across the road and cheese & eggs available on site to sell. Lots of hiking options within a 10 min drive, 3 breweries within 10 minutes, 2 vineyards within 20 minutes and a handful of local restaurants and eclectic find stores within a 10 min drive.
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Bellview Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Elkton, MD
Beautiful 50 acre semi wooded Amish Farm. Located in a serene setting this property boasts both farm animals and an array of wildlife. Just minutes from popular Fair Hill Maryland State Park Fairgrounds and Elk Neck State Park and Lighthouse. Quaint little country store/deli is less than a mile.Camp on a working Amish farm located on Middle Rd in rural Cecil County Elkton, Maryland. Nestled in a wooded setting with open fields to view an array of wildlife. Learn about Amish way of life. Enjoy a variety of farm animals as well as wildlife. Milk a Cow. Collect farm eggs. Amish buggy rides and farm tours every day but Sundays. Sites 1, 2, 3 and 4 can accommodate tent campers and RVs. Sites 1 2 and 3 are approximately 10 ft apart and spacious. all sites have fire pits. Site 1 ,2 ,3 and 4 have picnic tables. All Sites have charcoal grills. Will need your own charcoal, lighter fluid and foil for grate. Site 3 also has a grill attached to pit. Please be specific at booking if you are tent or RV camping and approx. length of RV. We book rain or shine so please be prepared according to weather forecast. What to expect..This is a farm with many animals so please be aware that the rooster may crow very early. The goats may be noisy at anytime day or night. Most cases they are quiet at night but not always. The cows bellow and horses will whinny throughout the day. Farms also have farm smells so be aware it is not always pleasant. For the most part the campfires over ride the farm smells which is great!! Please check our add ons. We will have fire wood available for purchase if you need it. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal garden vegetables may also be available. Amish baked goods may be purchased when available.We are 5 minutes from a 5000 acre park that boasts miles of marked trails for horseback riding, hiking or biking through rough or paved terrain. There is a creek for swimming also. Bring your own horses. We have stalls available or set up your own paddock next to your site. We have hay and straw available for purchase.Learn more about this land:Camp on a working Amish farm located on Middle Rd in rural Cecil County Elkton, Maryland. Nestled in a wooded setting with open fields to view an array of wildlife. Learn about Amish way of life. Enjoy a variety of farm animals as well as wildlife. Milk a Cow. Collect farm eggs. Amish buggy rides and farm tours every day but Sundays. Sites 1, 2, 3 and 4 can accommodate tent campers and RVs. Sites 1 2 and 3 are approximately 10 ft apart and spacious. all sites have fire pits. Site 1 ,2 ,3 and 4 have picnic tables. All Sites have charcoal grills. Will need your own charcoal, lighter fluid and foil for grate. Site 3 also has a grill attached to pit. Please be specific at booking if you are tent or RV camping and approx. length of RV. We book rain or shine so please be prepared according to weather forecast. What to expect.. This is a farm with many animals so please be aware that the rooster may crow very early. The goats may be noisy at anytime day or night. Most cases they are quiet at night but not always. The cows bellow and horses will whinny throughout the day. Farms also have farm smells so be aware it is not always pleasant. For the most part the campfires over ride the farm smells which is great!! Please check our add ons. We will have fire wood available for purchase if you need it. Farm fresh eggs and seasonal garden vegetables may also be available. Amish baked goods may be purchased when available. We are 5 minutes from a 5000 acre park that boasts miles of marked trails for horseback riding, hiking or biking through rough or paved terrain. There is a creek for swimming also. Bring your own horses. We have stalls available or set up your own paddock next to your site. We have hay and straw available for purchase.
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Black Locust Hops Farm Brewery

2 sites · Tents24 acres · Freeland, MD
Welcome, to Black Locust Hops Farm Brewery! We are a small, commercial hops farm (the largest in MD) and brewery located on 24 acres in Northern Baltimore County, just minutes from the North Central Railway hiking and biking trail and Gunpowder Falls State Park. We have our own, small, private hiking trail that leads down to our wetlands area (and beaver pond). The best time of year to view our hops (and join a farm tour) is between mid- June and mid- August. The best time of year to enjoy our beverages is ANY TIME! Our taproom is open Thursday- Sunday all year, with live music Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. We have 16 taps of craft beer grown and brewed onsite and always a good array of hard, non- beer beverages, like our famous hard limeade! By law, only alcohol made by us may be carried/ consumed on our property. We are a working farm and do not allow pets on our property. Close attractions include the Gunpowder River, Prettyboy Reservoir and Prettyboy Dam, The Markets at Shrewsbury, and the Northern Central Railway, scenic railroad.
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The best camping near Susquehannock State Park guide

Overview

About

Pennsylvania’s Susquehannock State Park spans 224 acres of forest on a plateau overlooking the Susquehannock River. Five miles of hiking and equestrian trails run through deciduous woods, while at the park’s Hawk Point Overlook, you can peer through optical viewers and see eagles, vultures, osprey, and Mount Johnson Island, the first bald eagle sanctuary in the world. Conowingo Reservoir, a stunning example of hydroelectric power, is also worth a visit, as are the Norman Wood Bridge and Holton Dam. At just 30 minutes from Lancaster and 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Susquehannock State Park makes an easy nature getaway or fall foliage destination in southeastern Pennsylvania. The park’s Organized Group Campground is the only camping option.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • The park’s four organized group campsites are for qualified youth and adult groups only (think school groups, scouting groups, clubs, etc). For more details, contact the PA park system at (888) 727-2757.
  • Of the four campsites, two require a minimum of 10 people, while the others require 20 and 40 people.
  • Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance online or by calling (888) 727-2757.

When to go

Susquehannock State Park is open year-round. During spring and summer, the flora is full of verdant greens with bright splashes of wildflower colors. Come October, the park’s deciduous tree leaves burst into bright reds, oranges, and golds. Winters bring freezing temperatures and snow—but also two miles of trails dedicated to cross country skiing. During extended periods of cold, sections of the Susquehannock River may freeze.

Know before you go

  • If you aren’t part of an organized group, there are many solid alternative camping options near Susquehannock State Park, including Hipcamps, cabins, and RV resorts with full hookups and wifi.
  • Maryland also has a Susquehannock State Park about 40 minutes south of here. The Maryland park has individual and family campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and restrooms.
  • Susquehannock State Park is surrounded by other parks and nature attractions. Visitors may also want to check out the Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve, Kellys Run Nature Preserve, and the Muddy Run Recreation Park.

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