Hipcamp host Jonathan S.,
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Enjoy tent or overland camping by the pond. Set in a farmland valley about 30 minutes from the Appalachian Trail. Beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset through the valley. Catch and release fishing for bass or take a dip in the pond. Take a stroll through the woods and enjoy some of the wildlife such as deer, rabbits, turtles, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, salamanders and mo

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Enjoy tent or overland camping by the pond. Set in a farmland valley about 30 minutes from the Appalachian Trail. Beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset through the valley. Catch and release fishing for bass or take a dip in the pond. Take a stroll through the woods and enjoy some of the wildlife such as deer, rabbits, turtles, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, salamanders and more.

30A, 50A and 110 electrical outlet is available at a breaker box closer to the road if you need to plugin. There are four fire pits available. Please use any firewood already cut on the property, or feel free to use any downed trees for firewood. Please do not bring firewood from outside the area due to invasive insects.

The neighbor to the east helps keep an eye on the property while I'm away. Please be courteous and keep the volume down after 10PM. Enjoy and leave it better than you found it if possible.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 0%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Route 17 provides a scenic ride through this farm land.

Fishing

The pond is stocked with bass. Please catch and release.

Hiking

The property is 21 acres. Feel free to take a walk up the ridge in search of wildlife.

Wildlife watching

Or hearing? Keeps your ears open to the sounds of owls, hawks and frogs. I've seen deer, turkey, squirrels, chipmunks, skinks, ...Read more

Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Overland Camping at The Pond in Pennsylvania.

Forest

Over 3/4 of the property is forested with a wide variety of trees. Feel free to hike to a more remote and set up camp if you like.

Mountainous

The property is part of a ridge that lies before the Ickesburg mountain separating Perry and Juniata counties.

River, stream, or creek

A stream runs along and through the property. A great place to find salamanders and rocks with fossils.

Farm

This property once was connected to the farm to the east where my father was born. This property lies in the valley between far...Read more

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Hipcamper Jacob

10/10

Jacob K.
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August 1st, 2021

It was awesome, very well-maintained and multiple picnic tables and fire pits. It was a great experience There is even a little ice cream shop down the street which we went to and it was nice to have a bathroom at the facility that was clean

Hipcamper Martin

Great spots

Martin W.
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July 26th, 2021

Lovely spots in the middle of a wonderful valley with space for quite a few camp setups. Very quite at night. Great little pond. We just can't say enough nice things about this spot.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on August 4th, 2021

Thank you Martin! So glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Rob

Peaceful holiday getaway!

Rob B.
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July 8th, 2021

Jonathan's land is absolutely amazing. It was set up and cleared just like a campground, but with the solitude of an individual camp. We were able to set up in multiple areas to give the kids a playground area, and the field was perfect for me to set up for some astronomy. There was plenty of firewood, and the pond was a ton of fun to fish in (catch and release of course!). I could not think of a better way to spend our holiday weekend and I really look forward to the next trip!

As a host, Jonathan was very responsive and not intrusive in the slightest. This is definitely one of our favorite sites to-date!

Swan/Omega Nebula taken from the field in front.Dumbbell Nebula taken from the field in front.Ring Nebula taken from the field in front.Celebrating Independence Day!
Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on July 11th, 2021

So happy you enjoyed the holiday weekend at The Pond. Those are amazing photos of the night sky! Come back any time!

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Hipcamper Jayson

Restful and peaceful

Jayson C.
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June 21st, 2021

This is an awesome place this is the second year in a row we have stayed here. Johnathan is a great host and the property is well maintained. He even stocked the pond so if you enjoy fishing this is the spot for you.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna L.
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June 6th, 2021

Great spot for three families to gather. We had a blast and Jonathan (and his dog Terry) were so welcoming.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on June 10th, 2021

So glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

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Hipcamper Daren

A slice of heaven

Daren E.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2021

Loved the place. Will definitely be back for another stay.

Hipcamper Celeste
Celeste C.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2021

We went with a group of 11 and everyone loved The Pond. There was plenty of room for tents. We enjoyed hiking and catching fish. The site was clean and quiet (aside from occasional traffic on the road). We had several questions for Jonathan before our trip and he always responded very quickly. It was a nice weekend get away! Thank you, Jonathan!

Hipcamper Stefan
Stefan N.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2021

I’m afraid to praise this place too much because the secret will be out. We had the best time this past weekend, enjoyed walking the trails around the property and caught a few fish in the pond, the kids loved it!

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Hipcamper Debbie

Perfect camping spot!

Debbie H.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2021

Thanks for sharing your lovely property with us, Jonathan, it's a really special place! I can't imagine a more perfect camping spot. The woods to explore, the pond, the views of the sky...
The kids loved looking for salamanders, we all loved kayaking in the pond (my sister brought hers!) We chose to set up in the upper site - plenty of room for three tents and lots of chairs around the fire. Appreciated having the option to spread out if we wanted to.
Can't say enough good things about this place!

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on April 22nd, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Awards

Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Property
The Pond
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site