Hipcamp host Jayne B.,
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Designated Camping.  Come explore this unique property consisting of over 100 acres. This portion of The Property which represents the front third section is for Designated Camping. There are currently five sites to choose from.  Each has a picnic table and fire pit.  For Dispersed/Primitive Camping, please see Property on Shenango # 1.

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Designated Camping.  Come explore this unique property consisting of over 100 acres. This portion of The Property which represents the front third section is for Designated Camping. There are currently five sites to choose from.  Each has a picnic table and fire pit.  For Dispersed/Primitive Camping, please see Property on Shenango # 1.

Five sites to choose from that include a picnic table, firepit, and trash can. Check in must be before 8pm.  

RIVERS EDGE #1 - Rivers Edge is directly across from the ramp area to the Shenango River.  It is mainly a gravel site tucked back in the natural growth.  It is suitable for 1-2 tents. Vehicle parking very close to site, but no vehicles are permitted at the site.  

CAMBRIA #2 - This site is named for the slag company that owned the property back in the early 1950’s.  There are six large cement pillars that remain from the facility that have been deemed The Obelisks.  The Cambria site is located near these pillars. This is a large site which can have 2-4 tents (2 people per tent).  The ground cover is a combination of grass and gravel.  It is close to the ramp to the river.  It is close to another camp site, but there is privacy between the two. Vehicle parking very close to site, but no vehicles are permitted at the site.

DUCKS LANDING #3 - The property consists of many wetland areas, one being a very large swamp situated in the middle of the property.  Hence the name Ducks Landing for this camping spot.  It is a small site suitable for just one tent and is located directly across from the swamp. It can only be accessible by foot. You can drive your vehicle by the river ramp or by the Obelisks to unload and it’s just a short walk away.  No vehicles at sites.

OVAL #4 - The Oval is located at the back portion of the Designated Camping Area to the east.  This is a large camping spot perfect for a group gathering of up to five tents (2 people per tent).  Although not located close to the river it’s a perfect place to gather with friends and explore the property.  The landscape of this site is open with vegetation and trees surrounding it.  The surface is combination of grass and gravel.  One vehicle to site and can remain.  All other vehicles to park at Designated Parking area.  Oval is at the main pathway into the Dispersed Area of the property which leads down to Hogback Run and west to the Shenango River.   Stories have been told that years ago this is where sprint car practice races were held by the late Buddy Barris #32.   Hence the name Oval.  Plus there's an Oval turnaround.

NO NAME #5 - Couldn't think of what to name this site, so it's called No Name until I come up with one.  Great camping site as it is wide open and can accommodate 1-4 tents.  It is located near the Obelisks on the way to the Oval site.  Ground cover is mostly grass and leaves. Two vehicles permitted to site.

Access the river to kayak or canoe at the common Launch Area or explore the property on foot and come upon  creeks, swamps, and wildlife including deer, fox, beavers, water fowl, turtles, beavers and lots of birds.  There is always a possibility of coming across a snake so be aware.  

The trails in the Designated Area are groomed and provide a nice walking path including the Service Road which is roped off, but can enter on foot.  No vehicles permitted on the Service Road.  There is also a groomed trail heading into the Dispersed Area at the Oval site you can walk which will take you to the back gate, but beyond the gate the trail is ungroomed.  If you enter farther into the Dispersed Area you will need boots and be very cautious of where you are walking as the trail in some areas is very rough.   

The Dispersed Area can also be accessible by the boat ramp area and begins very ungroomed.  By entering here you will walk along the river and you will end up at the back gate and enter in the Designated Area by the Oval site. It's an awesome adventure and takes you along the river, through the woods and to the junction of Hogback Run and the Shenango River.  The entire walk around Dispersed Trail is approximately 45-60 minutes.  Take water!

You are entering the woods - you have been warned -  Bring Bug Spray to repel mosquitos and ticks and watch for poison ivy! You will come upon a variety of wildlife including snakes, so be aware of your surroundings.

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 will be located at the main entrance emergency use.  Best to be prepared with charging options.

The small borough of West Middlesex has several places to eat such as the Golden Bear, Middlesex Diner, Nancy's Tavern to mention a few.  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
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jayne a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 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 #2 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 heidi
Heidi S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 28th, 2021

I had the best weekend of my life the property is stunningly beautiful and jayne could not have been more wonderful going above and beyond to help anyone who needed or wanted it..she even showed up with coffee ...i cant wait till next summer

Hipcamper Patty

Awesome campsite

Patty C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 26th, 2021

This is a great place to camp and is very pet friendly. You can also get to the river easily. Jayne is very friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Cheryl

Over and beyond the call …

Cheryl A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 26th, 2021

I wasn’t able to stay at #2, as I was needing a spot for hanging a sleep hammock, so Jayne was very accommodating and able to set me up into site #1. It was a perfect fit for my needs, I recommend it for hammock camping as well as room enough for a tent as well. It has a nice setup of a picnic table with Firepit, very nice spot to enjoy the gorgeous trails and of course, being a kayaker, close to the Shenango River launch. Jayne was an amazing hostess, very polite to me and the other’s in the group I spent time together with. Made me feel like I was family.. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants a nice outdoor adventure. Thanks again Jayne for sharing your property and kindness in caring for our stay.

Very old railroad trusses, bridge.  Trek down from Sharon launch on the Shenango River of the year 2021.More fireside chat My morning site as I woke up in my hammock. Sun shining off to our beautiful kayaking day 1.
Hipcamper John

10/10

John R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 17th, 2021

Jayne is an amazing host, took care of my family and I with whatever we needed. Great fishing steps away from campsite. Would stay again, and will be soon.

Hipcamper Jeff

Peaceful getaway

Jeff G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 18th, 2021

Jayne was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and kind! Her property along the river was beautiful and a quiet escape off the highway. Thank you for a great experience.

Hipcamper Rich

Happy campers!

Rich K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 16th, 2021

Brought my three daughters out to camp for their first time and we all had a blast! Had plenty of space for our tent and hammock and Jayne was welcoming and very accommodating. We all had an amazing time and made some amazing memories together. Thank you to Jayne for such a beautiful and well maintained property for families and HipCampers of all sizes to enjoy!

Hipcamper Rich
Rich K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 9th, 2021

Great camp to stay at with 5 designated camping sites and offering dispersed camping. Stayed at designated site #2 which was located close to the boat launch, and in more of an open setting. The boat launch has picnic tables. A fire pit, picnic table, garbage can and tiki torch were provided at the site. Camp sites were clean, well maintained and are adequately distanced for privacy and quietness. Didn’t hear or see anyone for my stay. The host, Jayne, was fantastic. Firewood is available for sale on site. Well marked camp spots, including the entrance to the HipCamp base camp. If you forget anything (don’t forget your bug spray!) a 24hr gas station is right in town and a Dollar General (open until 10pm) is in town as well. Definitely coming back!

Hipcamper Aaron

Hammock camp! yes!!!

Aaron W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 5th, 2021

Perfect! Hammock set up was perfect! Host Jayne couldn’t have been more accommodating. Even created a new site for my hammock (you could hang three if you wanted)!

Value is Off the charts!

Hipcamper Chuck

Shenango river camping & catfishing

Chuck W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2021

I had a great overnight stay at Jayne's place. Weather was better than expected and the catfish were biting, caught 5 altogether averaging 22".

Shade sourceOne cast later... Another catch... All set up, time for some fishing.
Property
Property on Shenango
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$25/night
5 Sites