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
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.
- 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%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Route 17 provides a scenic ride through this farm land.
The pond is stocked with bass. Please catch and release.
The property is 21 acres. Feel free to take a walk up the ridge in search of wildlife.
Or hearing? Keeps your ears open to the sounds of owls, hawks and frogs. I've seen deer, turkey, squirrels, chipmunks, skinks, ...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Overland Camping at The Pond in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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
Places to see near The Pond
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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
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.
Peaceful holiday getaway!
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!
Restful and peaceful
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.
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!
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!
Perfect camping spot!
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!