Hipcamp host Susan S.,
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Pitch your tent in the woods along the Little Schuylkill River at the base of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary at Hawk Shadow Farm.  Very private camping, we are not a commercial camp ground. We have 150 acres of farm for your enjoyment. Private camping, non commercial,  at its best in just a very special location. 

We have three campsites.  We will consider

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Pitch your tent in the woods along the Little Schuylkill River at the base of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary at Hawk Shadow Farm.  Very private camping, we are not a commercial camp ground. We have 150 acres of farm for your enjoyment. Private camping, non commercial,  at its best in just a very special location. 

We have three campsites.  We will consider 1 night stays, please contact for availability and pricing.   We will also consider more than 8 campers. Please inquire!

Each site has a picnic table, a Hawk Shadow Out House, water to wash with and a good bundle of firewood for each night.  Firewood is kept in water proof plastic containers. There Is a shovel, cooking grates and log benches.

Campsite #1 (Lean To Site) is along the river. It is private and lovely.  You may park your car above the site and walk down to the river and camping area.  Very private, lots of space.  It is perfect.  Lean to is gone, needs to be rebuilt! Walk is a about 50 yards.

Campsite #2 (Dog Gone Site) is also along the river.  It too is private and has the same set up as site one.  Park your car on top of hill and walk on down. It is a lovely spot. Walk is about 50 yards.

Campsite #3 (High Site) is above the river and looks over Hawk Mountain and the farm.  It is private with beautiful views.  Sunrise, Sunset, Moon rise, Bird watching, all very visible from this site.  River can be accessible depending on our reservations.  Car accessible, no walking to campsite.

Different seasons bring different activities. Spring Kayaking and hiking, summer hiking or tubing, cooling off in the swim hole, fall raptor watching and biking plus trout fishing in the Little Schuylkill. The nights are dark with star lit skies. We have a 2 acre bass pond on the farm for fishing, so bring your rod.  Your camp site is surrounded by woods and forest. 

You are a two hour drive from center city Philadelphia and 2.5 hours from down town New York City.   

What to do here? Plenty! Hawk Mountain Sanctuary entrance is only 3 miles away, you can walk, it is straight up however!  Both entrances to the Appalachian Trail, Eckville and Port Clinton, are a 10 minuet drive.  A visit to Yuengling Brewery  in Pottsville, Americas older brewery, is a 26 minute drive. Jim Thorpe is a fourty five  minute drive.  Kutztown University is 35 minutes away.  The heart of Amish Country is an hour drive.  And Cabela's in Hamburg is just 15 minutes down the road. But most of all to do here is to relax, fish, play in the river, walk and visit with your family and friends. 

Please see schuylkillriver.org for more information about our area.  Hawk Shadow is located between New Ringgold and Port Clinton.

There is plenty of local produce, we can provide or can give you directions to our local farm stands. Fresh butchers are not far away.  Winerys and distillery's rather close. Restaurants and bars about 5 miles away. Swap meets and antique auction houses are scattered around the area.  This location and campsite is a gem. We have many necessities available at the farm for your personal needs. 

Yes, you can drive to the area of the campsite, but no, you cannot drive to campsite #1 and #2.  It is a walk down the hill. Site 3 is car friendly.  Contact me and I will give you as much information as I can. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send SUSAN a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

I am not a biker, but I understand that there is many places to bike. Do your home work and have fun.

Fishing

The Little Schuylkill River has bass and trout and other things. I believe a fishing license is in order. Sold locally! Also...Read more

Hiking

Hawk Mountain and the Appalachian Trial are minutes away. What more can you say! There is so much hiking around here, but you...Read more

Horseback riding

Part of this farm is a horse farm. We might be able to board your horse if there is room. Just ask.

Paddling

When the Little Schuylkill River is up (spring/early summer and maybe fall) it is fun for kayaking. The river is great for tubi...Read more

Snow sports

Cross County Skiing! Sledding and ice skating.

Swimming

There is a sweet swim hole. And I like to tie my tube on a rock in the middle of the river and just float. Lots to do in the...Read more

Wildlife watching

You bet. The Hawk Mountain West lookout is straight above us. Those raptors follow the river. It can be amazing. And of cou...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peace and Quiet Along the River! in Pennsylvania.

Forest

The forest along the river is pretty pristine. Across the river from the site magical.

River, stream, or creek

The Little Schuylkill floats by a good portion of the boarder of the farm. It is clean, there are fish, there are birds! Just ...Read more

Swimming hole

There is a sweet swim hole. Use to have a rope. I took it down, don't need a problem. But the hole is there. Have fun.

Farm

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Hipcamper Shawn

Fantastic stay #2

Shawn D.
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(Site 3)
November 16th, 2021

Hi all, we camped on this incredible property the 1st weekend of November. It was our 2nd stay there in 6 weeks. Susan's property is fantastic! Once again, beautiful scenery, especially with the leaves at full peak color. We stay at site #3, as we have a rooftop tent. The river sites are awesome, but we really enjoy the scenery we get at site #3. Overlooking Hawk Mountain, stars, moon, abundance of sunshine, and we still have our own access to the river. We will be back again for our 3rd stay as soon as the weather warms up again in the spring.

Thanks again Susan for your hospitality and incredible property.

See you again in the spring. Maybe earlier if we have a nice weekend this winter.

Thanks Susan,
Be well,

Shawn D.

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on November 17th, 2021

Another wonderful review. So much appreciate it! Site 3 is my favorite, just for the reasons you list. The other ones are super cool to just hand at the river, but those skies. See you soon and a big Thank You!

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Hipcamper Rick

A hidden gem by the river

Rick P.
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(Site 1)
November 14th, 2021

I tried squeezing in one last camping trip after the season was over, and unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate with most of my plans - but I can't wait to come back in the spring. This place is gorgeous, peaceful, and well-equipped. The drive in brings you on a dirt road through rolling hills of Christmas trees in neatly lined rows, and you navigate by colored cones that point the way towards your campsite. The parking area for Site 1 was clearly marked and just a short (but steep) walk through a well-defined path to get to the campsite, where every basic amenity you could ask for is waiting for you: fire pit with plenty of seating and some starter wood, a picnic table, a workbench, some basic tools to keep the site clean like shovels and a rake, a washing station, garbage bin, and an outhouse. There was more wood available for purchase at the top of the hill, but since it's stored outdoors, a rainy weekend made it hard to get a fire going with it (the hosts prohibit bringing your own wood due to worries about the Spotted Lanternfly). Everything was very well maintained for a rustic campsite. With the exception of some trains that passed somewhere nearby a few times overnight, the area is incredibly calm and peaceful. Can't wait to come back in better weather.

The river next to Site 1 is beautiful and peaceful. You drive through the host's beautiful Christmas tree farm to get to the site.A view of Site 1 from the path above
Hipcamper Seth
Seth B.
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(Site 2)
November 7th, 2021

This was my third time back to this site. As always no complaints and can't wait to return!

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Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on November 11th, 2021

Thank you Seth! I am so glad you guys have a good time. A perfect place to chill and enjoy life. Take care!

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Hipcamper Rebecca

A great time despite the rain!

Rebecca A.
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(Site 2)
November 2nd, 2021

Very beautiful place to camp and relax. We unfortunately had a windy, rainy weekend, but the hosts went above and beyond to help us have the best possible time despite the weather. We can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Nicholas

Fantastic spot!

Nicholas C.
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(Site 3)
October 25th, 2021

Fantastic camping spot! Group of 6 spent two nights at site 3. The nighttime views are incredible, and it's very comfortable and has close access to beautiful hikes around the area. Susan and her team are great hosts - highly recommend!

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on October 28th, 2021

Site 3 in the spring and autumn are just unreal. The skies are vast, kind of like out west. When there is a full moon, well, just fantastic. Hope to see you all next year. Susan

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Hipcamper David

Another great stay

David D.
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(Site 2)
October 24th, 2021

Second time back - just as great the second time - wonderful autumn weekend. Highly recommended.

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on October 28th, 2021

David, as long as I am kicking, you are welcome to be my guest here at Hawk Shadow. Thank you again. Susan

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Hipcamper brian
Brian E.
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(Site 1)
October 24th, 2021

Sooooo nice, quiet, except for an old train which sounds magical, facilities were rustic and perfect, we stayed in site 1 and it’s lovely to camp along the water.
Very responsive host

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Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on October 28th, 2021

Was that old train the steam engine? That runs on weekends during the fall. Can get on it not far from here, take it to Jim Thorpe and back. Wonderful trip! One night while camping at one a regular old train went over the river, the way the air was moving, it felt like it was coming through the site. I was there alone with my little boy and two of his friends, I actually thought we were going to be run over. It was different!

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Hipcamper Gregory

This setting lives up to its name

Gregory L.
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(Site 1)
October 12th, 2021

This is such a wonderful setting and location. We've grown tired of crowded state parks and this location did not disappoint. Susan and Jenn were wonderful hosts. We didn't need much but they stocked us with an abundance of fire wood enough amenities to make our stay most enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on October 28th, 2021

Need not go to crowded state parks anymore. Come back here, or try some of the other Hipcamp sites. I think I have the best, however, just saying. LOL. Thank you for your visit and I am so glad you appreciated our effort and our farm. Susan

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Hipcamper Khristina
Khristina S.
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(Site 3)
October 11th, 2021

Always a wonderful time at Susan's campsite. Wish we could come every weekend.

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on October 13th, 2021

I wish you could as well...Thank you!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Pennsylvania
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Property
Hawk Shadow Farm
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$100/night
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