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.  20+ 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 feature

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Private Campsite for your family or friends.  Single camp site that is secluded but still close to everything.  20+ 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
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Meade

Loud gunfire didn’t work for us.

Meade M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 17th, 2022

A fine site, but left after a couple hours due to continuous gunfire shots. Not the quiet retreat my family was hoping for.

Hipcamper simon

Perfection!

Simon Y.
recommends this listing.
January 14th, 2022

Mark is an wonderful person who helped us during the coldest times, as my first camping ever, this will forever stay in my memory.

Hipcamper Kim
Kim M.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2021

Amazing spot!

Hipcamper Charles

Amazing

Charles R.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2021

Place is beautiful. A lot of privacy and seclusion, mixed with trails and different terrains to gaze at. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Lauren

Great views

Lauren C.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

Great, spacious campsite with beautiful views. Owner provides firewood, water, chairs, picnic tables and hammocks. Wooden deck is great for setting up your tent. There is an uphill walk to the campsite (10-15 minutes) with carts provided by owner to help carry supplies. Bring rope to secure your tent to the deck!

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Hipcamper Amy

Fantastic location

Amy C.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

It was such an amazing stay. The location is very accessible to folks in Philly and the campsite is just perfect. It has everything we needed for a great weekend with our senior dog.

I will warn that the hike in is a bit steep so learn from us and pack a little lighter (the wagon helped out a lot though!)

Hipcamper Henry
Henry W.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2021

Beautiful private spot!

Hipcamper Billy
Billy D.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Beautiful property and an awesome camp site. We really enjoyed our stay.

Hipcamper Jillian

Lovely, private camp

Jillian C.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

We had a great stay! Lovely and private camp site with great views. Nice accommodations including a pop up tent for when it rains and wagons to help haul your gear. Lookin g forward to our next stay!

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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