Hipcamp host Mark S.,
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Private Campsite for your family or friends.  Single camp site that is secluded but still close to everything.   15+ acres of a 46 acre property are set aside for guest campers.  2 miles from the town of Palmerton, 2 miles to Blue Mountain Ski Resort, close to Beltzville State Park and Lehigh Gap (Appalachian Trail).  Hiking trails, rock climbing and a nice stream are featur

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Private Campsite for your family or friends.  Single camp site that is secluded but still close to everything.   15+ acres of a 46 acre property are set aside for guest campers.  2 miles from the town of Palmerton, 2 miles to Blue Mountain Ski Resort, close to Beltzville State Park and Lehigh Gap (Appalachian Trail).  Hiking trails, rock climbing and a nice stream are features of our property that we are happy to share with our guests. 

Drive most of the way to the camp site, private parking and then a 10 minute walk to the site. PACK LIGHT as you cannot drive to the site and the trail is rough!  There is a stream that splits the campsite from the rest of the property which is a vacation rental home.  Located in a conservation district, private and secluded camp site.  Site includes a 12 x 20 deck/platform, 2 picnic tables, one covered by a pop-up canopy.  We provide plenty of firewood, a few chairs, camp grill to cook on.  You'll get two 5 gallon water coolers with fresh tap water.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR LOCAL ZONING BOARD REQUIRES THAT GUESTS AT OUR CAMPSITE USE ONLY ONE TENT.   THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TENT, OR NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE TENT, JUST A REQUIREMENT THAT THERE BE ONLY ONE TENT AT THE CAMPSITE.  WE PROVIDE TWO HAMMOCKS AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO SLEEP UNDER THE STARS, ON THE PLATFORM.

Nearby activities include:

- Hiking on Appalachian trail (Lehigh Gap- Blue Mountain - Wind Gap)

- Ski, Mountain Bike, Ropes Courses,Laser Tag and more at the 4 season Blue Mountain Ski Resort

- Bike and walking along at Lehigh GapNature Center and along D&L Trail (Lehigh Gap - Bowmanstown)

- Shopping, dining and tours in the historic town of Jim Thorpe, also with Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

- Kayak, Whitewater raft or tube inLehigh River (Jim Thorpe, Bowmanstown, Slatington)

- Swim, boat or enjoy the beach at Beltzville Lake State Park (with boat rentals)

- Climb, hike around Lehigh Gorge State Park in Jim Thorpe

- See concerts at Penn's Peak

- Play Paintball at Skirmish

- Horseback riding at Apollo Farms

- plus Pocono attractions are only a half hour away.

There is a wagon/cart to bring your stuff from the car to the site.  

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Moderate walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Mark a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are near the D&L Trail for flat biking and Blue Mountain for mountain biking.

Boating

Near Beltzville Lake (no HP limit)

Hiking

Near Appalachian Trail between Blue Mountain and Lehigh Gap.

Horseback riding

Apollo Farms is nearby: http://www.apollofarmsltd.com/

Paddling

Near Lehigh River for kayaks, rafts and tubes (enter Bowmanstown or Lehigh Gap/Slatington).

Wind sports

Some like to leap off Blue Mountain, the resort will pick you up at the bottom (kits, paragliding, etc.)

Climbing

We are located on Stony Ridge, have our own 200 foot ridge to climb, near Blue Mountain and Lehigh Gap on Appalachian Trail.

Snow sports

2 miles from Valley Lodge at Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Swimming

Palmerton Swim club is 3 miles away. Excellent pool, $7 guest admission membership not needed.

Whitewater paddling

Kayak, rafting or tubing along the Lehigh River, guides available from Pocono Whitewater: http://www.poconowhitewater.com/

Wildlife watching

Deer, turkey, chipmunks are everywhere.

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Blue Mountain Private Campsite in Pennsylvania.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Waterfall

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Hipcamper mereil

Over the moon!

Mereil L.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2022

The views were absolutely beautiful! The moon hangs right over the campsite and everything is provided for you minus food and a tent. There’s so much open space and it felt really nice to unplug from the city, thank you for the stay and we look forward to staying here again.

Hipcamper Casey

Halloween camping weekend

Casey G.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2022

This was possibly one of my favorite places to camp. Everyone loved how secluded it was yet still close to everything. We felt like we were in the mountains out West and not the Poconos. Mark really made this an easy trip with supplying all the firewood, water, chairs, hammocks, wagon and wheelbarrow. We had to make 3 trips up, but it was totally worth it with those views. We timed the hike up to the campsite at 7 minutes. It was a little rocky and up hill, but totally doable. We will definitely stay here another weekend just when its a tad warmer.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam H.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2022

Such an incredible location. Would definitely go again. Beautiful site, views, and proximity to Jim Thorpe, all around fantastic!

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Hipcamper Chava
Chava C.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2022

Great spot with beautiful mountain views!

Hipcamper Kathryn

Mountain retreat

Kathryn M.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this relaxed and very private campsite that was thoughtfully provisioned with plenty of fresh, cold water, ample firewood, extra tarps, Adirondack chairs, etc. Provided instructions were very thorough and the host was responsive so everything went smoothly. The constant swoosh of traffic noise from the road below was the only intrusion so earplugs are recommended for sleeping if this might be an issue for you. We would definitely return to this very special spot!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah G.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2022

The views were wonderful! Getting up to the site was definitely more strenuous and uphill than anticipated, pack only essentials and be in shape! Plenty of wood and water provided, the one container had some mold on the cap so I would still recommend bringing your own drinking water. Loved the privacy and set up and all the trails.

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Hipcamper Mark
Response from Mark, the Host, on October 14th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed our campsite and thanks for the heads up on the old water container, we will be sure to throw that out!

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah F.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2022

Amazing secluded campsite on breathtaking property. Amenities were wonderful, had everything we needed. Definitely follow the advice of packing light since it’s a bit of a hike to the campsite, but the provided wagons were really helpful for heavier items.

Hipcamper Jamie

Perfect weekend camp trip

Jamie H.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

Loved our time camping at this site. Saw no other people the entire weekend. Mark provided firewood and water, as well as carts to lug your belongings to the campsite. It is about an 8-10 min walk from where you park your car, but the views are worth it. Our dogs loved running around all weekend. The stars were stunning at night.

Hipcamper Andalyn
Andalyn Y.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2022

The campsite is beautiful and the included amenities (picnic tables, chairs, water, fire pit, etc.) are helpful.

Unfortunately you can hear some traffic noise from the road below, though it’s not constant.

Awards

Best of 2022 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Best in 2021 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Best of 2018 Pennsylvania
6th place

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