Hipcamp host Jayne B.,
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This listing is for Dispersed (Primitive) Camping or a one day pass to explore the property.

Dispersed Camping sites do not have fire pits or picnic tables provided.  You walk in and find the perfect spot to pitch your tent.  

Enjoy a one day pass to hike, fish, kayak, and enjoy a day outdoors.

The entire property consists of a little over 100 acres alo

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This listing is for Dispersed (Primitive) Camping or a one day pass to explore the property.

Dispersed Camping sites do not have fire pits or picnic tables provided.  You walk in and find the perfect spot to pitch your tent.  

Enjoy a one day pass to hike, fish, kayak, and enjoy a day outdoors.

The entire property consists of a little over 100 acres along the Shenango River, voted 2021 River of the Year in Pennsylvania. The back two thirds portion of the property which is the widest, is designated for Dispersed Camping.  This area is not preconditioned for camping and the trail is ungroomed. There are no designated sites, you walk or float in and find the perfect spot to pitch your tent.    

To enter the Dispersed Camping Area  there are two entrances.  To begin following the river, you will want to enter by the launch area.  You will walk along the river and come to the junction of where Hogback Run enters the river. You can also cross over and explore on the other side of Hogback towards the river. This land is also part of The Property.  From this junction the trail goes into the woods and you will come to the back east gate, head south (this trail is groomed) and exit at the Oval campsite.  You can also enter at the Oval site and walk in from there.  The entire walk around Dispersed Trail is approximately 45-60 minutes.  Take water!

This trail has just been cut so be cautious of where you walk as it is unmanicured.  Boots or hiking boots are a must.  

If you want to fish and camp, or you just want to go primitive, Dispersed Camping is right for you.  Hike in and find your perfect spot to pitch your tent on this primitive portion of the property.  You can also drop in your kayak or canoe from the launch area and float to your personal camping spot along the river bank.  No vehicles are permitted in the Dispersed Camping area including ATVs.  All vehicles to park in the Parking Designated Area.

Note that other Hipcampers may also be on the property camping at the same time. There is a limit on how many campers (4 sites per night) can access the Dispersed Camping Area.  Campers staying in the Designated Area are permitted to walk the trail in the Dispersed Area. 

Fires are permitted however please be smart about where you set your fire and be sure it is completely extinguished when you leave. No firepits are available.  See Rules and Guidelines.   

The Launch Area is a common area for all campers to congregate and to drop in their kayak or canoe.  

You are entering the woods - you have been warned -  Bring Bug Spray to repel mosquitos and ticks and watch for poison ivy!  You will see several kinds of wildlife including snakes, so be aware.

Please don't cut any trees when hiking through the area.  Brush cutting is permitted.  No hunting or trapping permitted.

A charging station for phones or other electrical items for emergency use will be located at Base Camp.  Best to have options for charging devices.

The small borough of West Middlesex has several places to eat such as the Golden Bear, Middlesex Diner, and Nancy's Tavern.  There is also a Family Dollar and convenient store close by.  Hermitage is a larger city that has more restaurants and big box stores that is located north on Route 18 less than five minutes away.  So even though you will feel you are miles from civilization, you have all the conveniences nearby.

This property is truly an ecological paradise that I'm sure you will enjoy.  

It's my pleasure to share it with you!

Campsite area
Tent sites
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jayne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are biking trails nearby.

Paddling

Kayaks and canoes are permitted. Must bring your own. Property has river access.

Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Property on Shenango #1 in Pennsylvania.

River, stream, or creek

The property runs along the Shenango River. There are several swamp areas, creeks, and heavily wooded areas.

Wetlands

The property is an ecological paradise with several wetland areas.

Forest

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Hipcamper Julia
Julia M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2022

This was the extra day we added onto our trip so we could spend more time adventuring! See our other review for more info.

The Property on Shenango #1
Hipcamper Julia

A rare gem for trailblazers!

Julia M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2022

I surprised my husband this year with a camping trip for our 7th wedding anniversary! Jayne’s property way THE PERFECT setting for us. Though she has a few designated camp sites, on the southern portion of the property, she’s opened the remaining 2/3rds for “dispersed camping”! Which, for adventurous campers like ourselves who WANT to find their own site, couldn’t have been more fun! We felt like trailblazers as we set off on our kayaks up river in search of the perfect spot! During our time there, we actually settled at two locations! The first, affectionately named Beaver’s Trove, was a joyous challenge to settle at dusk in the waning light. Nestled in a driftwood cove, we docked and came ashore. Of course with this kind of camping, poison ivy is always a concern. But we were prepared with our Tecnu wipes, and throughout the three day’s trip, didn’t accrue even a single dot of rash! The next morning, after breakfast, we set out to survey new horizons. We came upon a bank blanketed by mostly wetland plants, with a tidy dirt floor below! With our trusty machete, AKA The Homemaker, we cleared out a section of the bank, and proceeded to rake out the site with tools fashioned from bits of thicket and brush. This second site, now referred to as The Cradle, was by far our favorite, and we’re counting the days until we can return and tend it once again.

The Property on Shenango #1
Hipcamper Jayne
Response from Jayne, the Host, on August 4th, 2022

Thank you for being trailblazers!!!!

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Hipcamper Susann

Clean, fishing, natural preserve.

Susann J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2021

Peaceful, easy access,from I 80, I 79, I 376. Fishing amazing..
The property was like going to a private natural Preserve. Turtles laying eggs, Beavers, Deer, Catfish and so much more.
Jayne was a great host meeting and greeting. The site was freshly cleaned, port a potty clean, spacious.. Just off the interstate I 80. Perfect overnight get away.
I would highly recommend The Property on Shenango #1.

Hipcamper Jayne
Response from Jayne, the Host, on June 30th, 2021

Thank you!

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Property
Property on Shenango
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$20/night
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