Hipcamp host Dennis A.,
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Get your butts off the ground and pitch one big or two small tents tent on a 10ft x 14ft wooded deck next to a cave in a old little quarry. There is room for another two tents and includes a round glass table. and chairs.  The 25ft rock wall is coved with rare flowers, moss and other beautiful plants. The mostly shaded canopy of trees and the air from the cave keep this site


Get your butts off the ground and pitch one big or two small tents tent on a 10ft x 14ft wooded deck next to a cave in a old little quarry. There is room for another two tents and includes a round glass table. and chairs.  The 25ft rock wall is coved with rare flowers, moss and other beautiful plants. The mostly shaded canopy of trees and the air from the cave keep this site cool all summer long.

Dennis Alan City Boy Homesteader here. I moved from the NYC area to build an off grid homestead on a bare 28 acres in central PA surrounded by Amish farms. The land is still pretty much raw and beautiful with many different spots on the property to pitch a tent for the night or week! From pitching a tent on an open pasture, surrounded by trees alone, next to a creek, or even in an old rock quarry. That's right there are two old rock quarries that you could take advantage of. The small on has it's own little cave at the base and the larger one has a stage made of rocks to facilitate shows there. Our neighbor is the famous Woodward Cave and just down the road is one of the top 5 trout fishing spots in the northeast, Coburn PA. A town over, at the only light around, is Millheim, PA where the few businesses are a cool art gallery, farm to table restaurant/ brew pub, IngleBean (.com) Coffee House (that I own), local winery, 2 wine stores and a local meat market! wow great place to be on a Saturday afternoon. Most weekends in the summer will have some kind of fair or festival going on so please check in with me with any questions.

Also check out my YouTube channel called Dennis Alan City Boy Homesteader

find videos of the sites by going to dennisalan dot com / camping

99% of the videos are shot on the property :)

Thank you

Dennis Alan

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Dennis a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Charcoal Big Bubba Grill

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6 Person Tent

Unassembled 6 person tent 10ft by 10ft and 7ft tall. Made by Eurika

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Smaller Cooler

A smaller cooler for some beers and your food.

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Organic Beef Patties from NextDoor

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Organic Raw Cheese from Next Door

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IngleBlend Coffee

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26 Quart Cooler

Ozark Trail Cooler

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4 Person tent

A unassembled 4 person tent

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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Natural features you'll find at Woodward Cave 3 in Pennsylvania.


3 small caves that wold need to have caving experience to explore. Just next door is the BIG Woodward Cave


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Hipcamper ADAM

We'll keep coming back!

Adam C.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Second time at Woodward Cave #3...Dennis is a fantastic & friendly host. The property is great to explore and truly a gem in the middle of beautiful hill country. Perfect if you want a very private, fun atmosphere with plenty of great state parks near by. We went to nearby Colyer Lake and had an awesome day picnicking and swimming. Will continue to go back every summer, thanks Dennis!

Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Had a great stay, beautiful spot and area. Dennis is a chill guy and definitely check out his cafe it’s worth the trip.

Hipcamper Oliver
Oliver P.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

Great site in a protected area near a rock face (with cave underneath for any daring and limber enough to explore it). Porta John and firewood available a short walk/drive away near the quarry. The site can get a bit muddy with wet weather but there’s a wood platform for tent and table and chairs on location. Very cool property and Dennis is a great guy with an awesome coffee shop and ice cream shop in town (Inglebean). Lots to explore in the area - we did tours of Woodward cave and Penns Cave, and went Paddleboarding at Bald Eagle State Park.

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Hipcamper Cassie
Cassie R.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Great little getaway close to home. I love the cute little spot in the woods, so beautiful and a great place for dogs.

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie I.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

It was amazing! It was a cute little setup, the cave kept it nice and cool. Dennis was very friendly and a great host. His dogs were the sweetest dogs you'd ever meet. I'd definitely recommend and I would definitely go visit again!

Hipcamper Matt

Great experience!

Matt H.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2021

Cave 3 site is a great, cozy site. Picnic table and chairs were a nice feature, along with the elevated deck for the tent setup, and a nicely sized fire pit. Would definitely revisit in the future.

Hipcamper Bradley
Bradley H.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2021

This was another spectacular Hipcamp find! Beautiful property with an old quarry. Our site was at the rock wall with the cave. It provided plenty of shady canopy on some hot days and even relieved us from the few rain showers. The ground is rocky, which you should expect from an old quarry! But the platform easily fit an extra large tent and there was clear ground space enough for the 2 smaller/mid size tents we had. We walked down to another site on the property that had an unbelievable view of a natural meadow, trees, farm, and rolling hills. That one is awesome for viewing stars.

We got to meet and share a beverage with Dennis our first night there. He was welcoming, friendly, helpful, hospitable. All the good stuff! His story and how he strives to live on the land is enviable for sure.

Plenty of things to do whether you explore the property, go to the nearby state parks and forests for some hiking, tubing, sightseeing, pop into town and visit Inglebean Cafe, the brew pub, the winery, or maybe catch a tractor pull on the weekend. Penn's Cave is a short drive and must see.

If you're thinking about booking this spot, stop thinking and go for it!

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Hipcamper aeriel
Aeriel A.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

Woodward cave 3 was such a peaceful & fun experience for our family ! We will definitely be re visiting in the fall ! We had plenty of room for our family tent (on the platform) plus our two man tent to set up, on the ground, for our son who sometimes wants to be "grown" and sleep in his own tent Lol. We had two hammocks set up which we slept in the second night. Our dogs enjoyed the stay, & we even got visited by Eddie Murphy while we were there and then our kids went nutty to play with Dennis's dogs :) we took a walk on the premises and the kids and our dogs got to take a dip in the creek. We also walked up the road to Woodward cave itself and took the tour there which was awesome. This place was badass and I commend Dennis for being such a great host , giving us privacy and checking in as he passed by but not hovering over anybody . That was awesome. This site was perfect. We found it clean but tried to leave it cleaner and even left a pile of our wood for the next campers. We can't wait to come back, maybe next time we will try a different site or maybe we will stick to this gem !! Thanks so much Dennis!

Hipcamper Emily

Would definitely recommend

Emily S.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

Great spot to camp, Dennis was very helpful and friendly

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