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Camp Overview:

Need to get away or traveling and need a one night stay, this is a private campsite for you and your friends and family just outside of York Pennsylvania. As fellow campers we know how fun getting away can be and we strive to provide you with the most secluded and clean site possible. Everybody knows the irritations of camping at state and


Camp Overview:

Need to get away or traveling and need a one night stay, this is a private campsite for you and your friends and family just outside of York Pennsylvania. As fellow campers we know how fun getting away can be and we strive to provide you with the most secluded and clean site possible. Everybody knows the irritations of camping at state and public parks and how cramped campsites can be. Here we allow only one party to camp at a time, so you can have the whole 50 acres to yourself and companions. 

Description of camp:

The campsite is a level hilltop clearing surrounded by woods. We have a stone driveway that leads to the site that gets you back into the woods. The driveway is wide enough for trucks, trailers, vans, etc. Since the site is up high it gets a great breeze which helps on warm days and gets good cell service. The campsite gets great sun and has shaded areas along the sides that make for good tent pitching. We have had people set up hammocks, tents, tarps, or camp in their vehicle. We provide a privy, an outdoor shower/changing room, a charcoal cooking pit, level picnic table, and a metal fire pit with grill rack that you can put in the fire pit if you wish to cook/grill over it. The woods are hilly so biking can be difficult in sections, but there is great biking and running on the roads near the campsite that gets good shade in the warm summer weather. On the property we have 2 miles of hiking trails that are marked with fluorescent ribbon. PLEASE feel free to contact us for any questions. Also please look at our pictures for a better idea of what we offer.

Nearby Activities:

A short drive from here will take you to Gettysburg, York, or Hanover. There are many excellent restaurants and brewpubs nearby, including the award winning Warehouse Gourmet Bistro and Brewpub. For more information read our activities section to find out what other things we provide or have nearby that you can do. 


*If people do not book the site within a few days of availability we may lower the price. So if you are unsure please click on the days you wish to camp and check the price. Also holidays are priced a little more like 4th of July, Memorial Day, labor day Day.

We have a weeknight discount for the site which is 37 dollars (Sunday-Thurdsay nights). Friday night and Saturday night we charge 40 dollars. Any additional guests after five we charge 3 dollars per person. We allow up to 10 guests. We have some available offers listed on our site that you may purchase when you book the site. These include ice water, and a set of cornhole you may rent. The water is 5 dollars and the cornhole is 3 dollars. For more information on these items please go to our offers section.

Things we ask:

Extinguish camp fires that are unattended and to only make them in the designated fire pit/ BBQ pit, no noise past 9 o'clock, discharging of firearms and fireworks are prohibited, do not bring firewood as there is wood here (in order to prevent invasive bug spread), please keep your pets attended/on a leash, clean up after your pets, be respectful of wildlife (take memories leave only footprints), and have fun

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 35.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Private Wooded Campsite


Ice Water

Upon purchase we will provide you with ice water for your stay. We provide yo...Read more

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Cornhole with bags

If you wish you may rent our cornhole set and bags.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are within 20 minutes of the Heritage Rail Trail that has 5 star reviews. Many people go biking on the roads near the campsi...Read more


Codorus Creek is 20 minutes away. It is known for its brook and rainbow trout.


2+ miles of hiking trails in woods.


We are 20 minutes away from Lake Marburg.


The closest indoor climbnasium is Climbnasium in Mechanicsburg. It is 40 minutes away. The place is phenominal.

Snow sports

In the months December through march Roundtop Mountain Resort is open. It is a 30 minute drive from here. It has summer adventu...Read more


Lincolnway pool is only 13 minutes away. Their guest rates are $11 and Children under 1 are free. It is $6.00 after 5pm on Tues...Read more

Whitewater paddling

We are within 16 minutes of Codorus Creek which has class 2+ features. It runs better after rain.

Wildlife watching

There are deer plentiful in the woods and you may see the occasional turkey. We have seen bald eagles fly over the woods twice ...Read more


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


Mixed wood forest. Various oak and hickory trees and a large section of evergreens including spruce and pine. Part of the prope...Read more


In a hilly area at the top of a hill with a great view. At the top there is a great breeze.


You can drive right to the site. The driveway gets you back into the woods.

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Hipcamper Aline

Great private camping area

Aline S.
recommends this listing.
December 24th, 2021

Great camping area! You get exactly what’s on the description. I loved the privacy and easy access.
Doug and his wife were very kind and brought us some extra wood to help set up the fire pit. We had a great night out there. Next time I’ll go when the weather isn’t so cold and we can go out on the trails around.

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Hipcamper Alex

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Alex E.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

If you are looking for fabulous and PRIVATE star-gazing .. this is your place!! The wide open space provides for a killer view of the sky. We thoroughly enjoyed having the seclusion all to ourselves and the simplicity of the campsite. We thought the landscape could be maintained a bit better and maybe some solar lights leading you to the outhouse .. but other than that, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others!

A BBQ pit is provided for camp cooking - hello vegan burgers!Snacks are a must!There are multiple birdhouses surrounding the campsite for birdwatching!The provided outdoor shower is tucked away in a grassy corner for privacy purposes!
Hipcamper Anya
Anya S.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2021

This spot is a great site tucked away on the top of a hilltop in rural PA! The outdoor shower is a plus in good weather and having water brought to the site was a huge help. I didn't get a chance to explore the trails but slept well under the stars.

Hipcamper Kristen


Kristen M.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

We stayed @ esidarap mountain for 2 nites. The space was gr8. My favorite part was the corn holes. Talk about an action packed weekend (things got craaazy!) My second favorite part was the view. Pinks & purples & blues, hovering over a sea of green. 5 stars. We wanted to cry when the trip was over but found our faces grinning bc the memories were too gr8.

Hipcamper Crystal
Crystal R.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Was a nice location and very quiet. We had a great time. Wish the grass would have been mowed to help keep the bugs down. I wish I would have brought wood or tools to chop wood as there wasn’t much provided that was already chopped to manageable sizes. We loved that there was a hand broom in the out house to clean out all the cobwebs and dead bugs. I would recommend it as a nice site though. 👍

Hipcamper doug

A little slice of ‘paradise’

Doug C.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2021

Thank you for sharing!!. We spent two nights and loved every second. The privacy and solitude were priceless. The camp was everything as described and more. The sense of peace recharged both of us. We WILL return!!

Old school Boondocking has returned through Hipcamp!
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Gravy J.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

This location is private, beautiful, and immaculately maintained. You can tell that so much love went into putting this spot together. We can’t wait to be back.

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob E.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

We arrived late due to traffic during our journey so it cut our stay a little short, didn't get to explore the trails as much as we wanted before night fell. Firewood was an easy task, just a (very) short walk. Outhouse was a great addition and the view of the sky at night is great. Got the ice water and man was it cold when we got there, super refreshing after the little loop we were able to hike. Got to learn some tree species, there's even a young persimmon tree. Tons of butterflys flying around. Definitely going to be staying here again in the future! Left a little pile of fire wood for the next lucky campers :)

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Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony H.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2021

I had a fantastic stay, everything was just as described, the communication was great and I look forward to returning!


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