Hipcamp host Angela A.
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Pitch your tent next to our spring-fed pond that is home to rainbow and native brook trout and frequently visited by wild ducks and blue heron. Enjoy ample shade by day and a fire in the fire ring and some of the best stargazing at night. The main house is across a footbridge, so you have ultimate privacy. We are abiding by strict social distancing procedures, so our contact


Pitch your tent next to our spring-fed pond that is home to rainbow and native brook trout and frequently visited by wild ducks and blue heron. Enjoy ample shade by day and a fire in the fire ring and some of the best stargazing at night. The main house is across a footbridge, so you have ultimate privacy. We are abiding by strict social distancing procedures, so our contact will be extremely limited at this time.  You may be visited by our good natured Labrador Sawdust and our sweet Great Pyrenees Ivory.  We are asking that people avoid touching our dogs as much as possible during the cover 19 outbreak, and if you do touch them please wipe them with your sanitizing wipe.  We are frequently wiping them with sanitizer on a cloth as well to prevent spread of the virus through contact with the animals and appreciate your cooperation in this.  We are also asking that people take their trash with them so we are not risking contamination from handling other peoples items.  The mature black pine on the edge of the forest was brought to this country in the boot of a young girl from the Black Pine Forest of Germany!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Angela a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Fire starter kit

Includes newspaper, dry kindling, and help if you want/need it.

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are located 1 mile from the blue trail and the Catoctin loop, the finest mountain biking maryland has to offer.


Please, only barbless fly fishing in our pond. There are many local fishing areas where you can use whatever lure and bait you...Read more


We are 1 mile from the Catoctin mountain trail head, and 6 miles from the Appalachian trail.


There are several close locations where people climb and boulder,

Wildlife watching

The mature Appalachian forest is home to many protected species. The variety of Flora and Fauna is a rare treasure!


Natural features you'll find at Rainbow’s End in Maryland.


Our forest is protected under the Maryland Environmental trust, and thus is to be enjoyed but undisturbed to preserve its beaut...Read more


3/4 acre moving pond.

River, stream, or creek

Little Catoctin Creek begins as a spring and then a stream through our mountain.


The cascade is a short hike away!

The vibe at Rainbow’s End

Places to see near Hawkwood Farm

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark E.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2018

Black Pine Pond is an excellent place to camp. We were greeted by Aaron upon arrival and given multiple options for campsites. We ended up staying in a beautiful field surrounded by trees, great for star gazing. The property also has trails, a pond, and we even spotted a peacock hanging around. The site is fairly close (a little over an hour) to Baltimore if you want to take a trip into the city for crabs. Aaron and Angela we're very friendly and helpful while also giving us space. They even delivering Easter candy to our campsite (since we stayed on Easter weekend). I would definitely camp there again and recommend Black Pine Pond to anyone looking for a great place to camp.

Roasting Peeps over the fire in honor of Easter.Peacock Spotting!Breakfast of Champions cooked over our campfireCool water wheel by the pond's dam
Hipcamper Mike

Relaxation station

Mike S.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2019

Rainbows End is a rejuvenating place. Peaceful, calm, serene and I can felt the weight of the world lift from my shoulders when I was onsite. The host family is wonderful, considerate and accommodating. The site and surrounding area is a great place to clear your head and reconnect with Nature.

Happy campers visiting Erin’s wood shopHistoric farm house at the center of the property Another mid afternoon rainbow at the waterfall A rainbow at the Cascade waterfall, around 4pm when the sun hits
Hipcamper Angela
Response from Angela, the Host, on June 29th, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to many more.

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Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee C.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2018

We LOVED staying at Hawkwood Farm! The Rainbow's End campsite is across the picturesque pond from the farmhouse -- a pretty view, but still plenty private (2-3 minute walk across a footbridge). The lawn of the campsite was well-maintained with a fire circle, picnic table, and close to the pit toilet and spigot by the barn. We loved the farm's peacock, horses, the farm dog, and the chickens! The hosts greeted us upon arrival, and when they learned we forgot to bring our own firewood, they brought us what they had handy -- so nice! The directions to the farm are good, we had decent cell service, and the hosts were communicative and helpful before we arrived. We loved the farm and will likely come back if it's available next time we plan a camping weekend!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew Z.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Exceeded expectations on all counts. Lots of space, service was excellent, location was beautiful. Would recommend over any of the public campgrounds in the area.

Hipcamper Dale

Happy birds, butterflies, quiet+++

Dale H.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

A glorious place, the hosts are most warm and caring, the dog, horses+++ too are most friendly, welcoming. Go, visit, you will not be disappointed.

Hipcamper aliya
Aliya T.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

Really nice. We loved it. Hosts were very friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Brian

Freaking awesome and private!

Brian S.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2019

I can't even type the words here for how welcoming and awesome everyone was here at the site. What a loving and great family! I plan to rebook this site asap and head out with a telescope and some wine! I was tired from driving all day and all i did was park my van by the pond, put out my chair, read my book, and snooze early. It was so cool and comfortable out there! Cool ducks.....lota of night noises. I am from the country so it was all music to my ears. I woke up and wandered around the property. It is VERY beautiful and well maintained and everyone is super friendly and helpful. I will def be back asap and am extremely fortunate to have found this site! Highly recommend if you want seclusion and privacy and peace and NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE around you for a bit!!

Thank you so much for the option to stay here for the night!!!

A little reflection off the pond.....wonderful placeSun settingPondMore cool ducks!!
Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron H.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2019

Great place! Accommodating and welcoming hosts. Campsite was perfect!

Hipcamper Joel

Loved it here

Joel G.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2019

First Hipcamp experience and we loved it. There is such a great vibe there and it's so friggin beautiful. The ducks, horses, Praying Mantises nearby waterfall was way cooler than expected and the host family were super chill. Total treat staying there.


Best in 2021 Maryland
3rd place
Best of 2019 Maryland
6th place
Best of 2018 Maryland
3rd place
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