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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
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Walk to listing
4WD Recommended
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 an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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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

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.

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Hipcamper Danielle

Camping by the river!

Danielle P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Dog Gone Tent Site)
July 5th, 2022

I loved camping here on Susan’s land. The instructions were very easy to follow and the camp site was very clean and nicely set up. Our site was right next to the river and it was perfect. I would definitely come back again!

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 6th, 2022

Danielle, I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We are proud of this place! Please come back one of these days!

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Hipcamper Sybrina

Five out of five stars.

Sybrina H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 High Site Tent/Car )
July 4th, 2022

Great place to get away from people, enjoy natural beauty and also near various activities. The site had great amenities. The hosts were friendly and responsive. We arrived on a Friday. Jen showed us to Site 3. She then gave us and our tubes a ride to get in the little schuykill river and float back. We only saw 2 people during our float- so peaceful. The float took about 2.5 hours. Never too deep. Only a few spots where I had to get out of the tube and walk due to it being shallow. A mix of shade and sun. Then we set up camp and enjoyed looking at stars and fireflies while sitting around the campfire. The 2 of us utilized the two Adirondack style chairs- perfect for star gazing and comfort. The free wood burned slow and steady. We bring picnic style food and only use fire at night for smores and heating water and watching the dancing flames. So we actually had leftover free wood when we were done our two nights of camping. Saturday we went out for breakfast at the Market Cafe in Orwigsburg- great place. Charming town. Then we took a short drive to Ali's training camp. We are not into boxing but thoroughly enjoyed this place and highly recommend it. Then we stopped at the old style candy store in Port Clinton called The Peanut Shop. After that we went to Locust Lake State Park to swim in the lake. The property is beautiful- wildflowers, trees, Hawk Mtn. Five star experience.

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 6th, 2022

Wow, you really saw the area. Ali, in the day, was a very good acquaintance of mine and I had spent quite a bit of time up there. Glad you went. Your review was wonderful. I am glad had the time to take you up river. It was a bit low, we need a big rain! Please come and visit again.

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Hipcamper Jack
Jack E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Dog Gone Tent Site)
June 30th, 2022

Susan’s farm is a great place to camp. We’ve been there twice and were really impressed with how quiet and remote each site felt, even with other campers at other sites. The farm fresh eggs and access to clean water and a camp toilet was a huge plus. We will be back!

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

Jack it was great to have you back. Since you have been here before, do you have any ideas as to what we could do to make thing better? Everyone is sending such positive reviews, I don't know what to say, other than thank you and see you next time!

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Hipcamper Ozkan
Ozkan A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 High Site Tent/Car )
June 27th, 2022

My girlfriend and I stayed at Campsite 3 a few weekends ago and had an amazing time! The property is beautiful. The campsite is beautiful. It is very private and at the same time very open. The mountain view is so beautiful. The tree farm side is so beautiful. We saw some beautiful rabbits. This place is just so extremely beautiful it puts you into a mood where everything is beautiful!

In addition - a 5 minute walk away from your campsite is your own private river access area! Great for a tree hammock hang out while cooling off in the river. And if you dont wanna meet your neighbors, no problem! It is all very thoughtfully laid out.

Campsite wise, there is a sink cleaning area for dishes and whatnot, a bucket outhouse, a picnic table, and a firepit with seating. It is all clean (like clean-clean, not just wiped over), mowed, and well equipped with any supplies you may need including emergency first aid kit, cooking grills, and pre-ordered firewood and drinking water.

Our host met us when we arrived, showed us to our site, showed us the ropes, and the next morning was very quick at text-responding when we needed reminding on instructions on how to get to river beach (sry to bother you so early - thank you!).

Everything advertised on the post was accurate above and beyond. Overall 10/10, thank you for being such wonderful hosts!

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

Lovely review! Jenn and I thank you so much. I have been here on the farm for 45 years and am so pleased to share it with people like yourself, that appreciates this wonderful place. I am blessed to have stumbled upon it. I was just a young girl. The place was very inexpensive, house no plumbing or electricity. I made it into what it is today and am so please that it is being used by good folks like yourself.

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Hipcamper Chava
Chava C.
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(Site 2 Dog Gone Tent Site)
June 27th, 2022

The property was beautiful and the camp site was private with lots of amenities. Jenn and Susan were super responsive if we needed anything during our stay and made sure we had a great stay!

Trails around the property Site #2
Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

Chava, please come back. You were a great guest. Now you know the ropes and next time you will have even more fun! Thank you!

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Hipcamper Holly

Ladies weekend

Holly T.
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(Site 3 High Site Tent/Car )
June 26th, 2022

Site 3. We loved the property and our time camping here. The site was perfect. The trials were east to find and explore. Absolutely gorgeous setting. The river not far. We loved our time here and fell in love with the land and property.

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Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

I love your photos........Ladies visit next year? You all were great, did not know you were even here. Please return and thank you for your stay and your fine review.

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Hipcamper Seth
Seth B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Dog Gone Tent Site)
June 13th, 2022

This is the best campsite around. Nice and quiet with easy access to the creek. It has everything you need!

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

You are dead on....best campsite around. See you again Seth! Thanks for your visit and review!

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Hipcamper Emelyn
Emelyn E.
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(Site 2 Dog Gone Tent Site)
June 12th, 2022

We loved the site! It had all that we needed for a great weekend. Tubing was a blast despite it being a little cold outside. Jen and Susan were extremely helpful! Definitely will be coming back

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

It was fun hosting you all and so glad we had the time to haul you all up river so you could float down. I knew it was going to chilly, but fun. Shinkage right? Hope to see you again. Thank you for visiting!

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Hipcamper Tara
Tara H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 High Site Tent/Car )
June 5th, 2022

Loved this camp! The drive up to campsite (3) is surreal. I actually stopped driving to star at the view. Campsite is perfect with everything you need right there. Lots of trails around the property. Campsite 2 had some partiers but the site is far enough away that they were t a bother. I camped alone with my dog and this is extremely dog friendly. The plan is to come back in the fall!

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Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on June 15th, 2022

I am very happy that this is what you were looking for. I think my farm is so special. Please come back and bring your pooch, this is the best place ever for a dog. My two just love to run the fields and watch the world. See you soon. Don't forget full moon nights, they are awesome.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Best in 2021 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Property
Hipcamp at Hawk Shadow Farm
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$100/night
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