Hipcamp host Jen S.,
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We will have contactless check in  upon arrival. Campers will fill out the registration form on the front porch and then go to their site. 

A note about fishing. Fishing is available in the Brandywine River behind our farm in Hibernia Park, Springton Manor catch and release pond,  and also in  Chamber Lake in the park.  

30-acre bucolic farm with goats, sheep, ch

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We will have contactless check in  upon arrival. Campers will fill out the registration form on the front porch and then go to their site. 

A note about fishing. Fishing is available in the Brandywine River behind our farm in Hibernia Park, Springton Manor catch and release pond,  and also in  Chamber Lake in the park.  

30-acre bucolic farm with goats, sheep, chickens and geese. Sites are near our one acre pond and each site has a firepit. Our farm borders 1,000-acre Hibernia Park with hiking trails along the historic Brandywine river. Lots of wooded areas , trails, rock outcroppings and beautiful scenery. The entrance to the park is through the gate at Site 2.  There is an indoor powder room with flushing toilet and sink for campers to use and a small camp shop. Wood is available for purchase. We are located  5 minutes from the  hospital. 10 minutes from grocery stores. 30 minutes to Amish country and Longwood Gardens. Hopewell Furnace, St. Peter's village, Daniel Boone homestead, historic Springton Manor, Marsh Creek lake are all nearby.  Check out our Facebook page and reviews - ScenicTurtle Ridge. Open Year Round . Farm fresh eggs for breakfast. Children age three and under are free. Children age four and up must register and pay as campers. All children must be supervised at all times and kept quiet from 10 pm to 8 am. Please make sure to check in before 10 pm. Please  like , tag and post some of your camping photos on our Facebook page- Scenic Turtle Ridge!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Jen a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Fishing is available in the park behind us in both the Brandywine River and Chambers Lake, A license is required.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Scenic Turtle Ridge in Pennsylvania.

Forest
Lake
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Bev
Bev P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
October 22nd, 2021

Nice hosts and property but we never would have booked if we knew that we would have to lug everything over 100 yards or so. Should have mentioned so people can decide if that would work for them

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 18th, 2021

Beautiful!

Hipcamper Zainul

Awesome camping experience

Zainul H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 17th, 2021

What a beautiful property and lovely hosts. Wise open spaces, forest and copse of trees spread theoughout with fire rings. Even though it rained a lot, the $10 dollar firewood was nice and dry. A good lot of firewood for the money too. When you augment that with foraged wood from the rorest, we were able to enjoy a really awesome fire after the rain stopped. I highly recommend this location. I will be back to try some of the other sites too.

Hipcamper Zack
Zack W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
October 16th, 2021

Scenic Turtle Ridge was pretty cool. The host was nice and we had a good time overall. My mixed review has more to do with our camping location (Camp 4) than anything else. When we arrived to our spot we noticed that there wasn’t really a flat place to put our tent. As mentioned in the description, there are chickens and geese on the property, which is a neat part of the experience. Camp 4 is also a lot closer to the chicken coops, so it was quite loud through most of the night. The roosters started crowing at like 4 am. The combination of these two things meant that we just didn’t sleep very well. We enjoyed ourselves though and may look forward to coming back to a different campsite in the future.

Hipcamper Ethan
Ethan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 3rd, 2021

We stayed at campsite #2 - which was nice and secluded. Jen was a fantastic host and helped me out tremendously when I changed the number of campers. I would def recommend!

Hipcamper Tara
Tara T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 27th, 2021

We had such a lovely stay at scenic Ridge! We camped at Site 2. It’s down a hill but worth it! Very secluded and you feel like you are a world away! There is also a little water well with goldfish and frogs 🐸 So cute! The camp store and bathroom were very clean. Definitely would stay again!

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Hipcamper Anne

Tucked away gem

Anne W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 19th, 2021

We had a peaceful and pleasant stay here. The house and camp sites are situated away from the road so it feels very private and quiet. 3 of us stayed at site 1 and found it very accessible and spacious. Plenty of space for 2 tents, close to the house which has a bathroom to use and a huge awesome fire pit! The land is very unique and we explored Hibernia park trails right from the property. Great star/moon viewing, nature, and chicken and duck sounds :). The little store inside near the bathroom was a bonus that provided extra supplies, drinks, and fresh eggs (for cash). We bought 1/2 dozen eggs and cooked them up for breakfast over the fire! I would definitely stay here again at any of the 4 sites. It's a great tucked away little gem for a weekend getaway.

Hipcamper Annalee

Fun camping trip!

Annalee S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 19th, 2021

We had a great time staying at this campsite. We booked campsite 3, which is oriented on a small hill so it’s not the optimal campsite, but we were able to set up our tent and sleep decently on the one kind of level part, and looking at it there were two spots that were more level than slanted that could be okay spots of a tent. Hosts were very friendly, and they have an indoor bathroom and a little area with small items to buy (soda, s’mores kit, glo sticks etc). They also had dry firewood for sale, which was great because it had rained earlier in the day on the day we camped. There are adorable animals on the property, goats, ducks, chickens… maybe a sheep? Campsite 2 was the most set back in the woods and private, 2 and 3 were pretty private in the woods and campsite 1 was closest to the bathroom, sort of half in and half out of the woods. Site three had a nice fire ring, a grate, a table and a few plastic chairs which was convenient. They have heavy duty wagons for moving around the firewood or your gear to and from the car — I’m not sure if you’ve allowed to drive right up to the campsites to unload, but the parking area is a little ways away from the sites - we just carried our stuff In no problem, but after we discovered the wagon we used that on the way out. The location is perfect for beginner campers and the property backs onto some hiking trails so there is plenty to do there. I’d recommend it!

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Hipcamper Sudha
Sudha B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 11th, 2021

Very peaceful and spacious. I stayed in site#1 which is not really in the woods but loved the open space there.

Also, the hosts were really helpful. They have the honor camp shop for essentials which came really handy too. Definitely visiting again.

Awards

Best in 2021 Pennsylvania
1st place
Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
2nd place
Property
Scenic Turtle Ridge
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$49/night
4 Sites

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