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This campsite offers campers a unique experience. The spring house (structures that were historically used for refrigeration) was built in the mid-1800s but a new deck has recently been added, making it a great place to sit out and relax. Campers can set their tent up on the deck platform and enjoy fire flies at night. The deck has chairs and a fire pit and it is a great pla

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This campsite offers campers a unique experience. The spring house (structures that were historically used for refrigeration) was built in the mid-1800s but a new deck has recently been added, making it a great place to sit out and relax. Campers can set their tent up on the deck platform and enjoy fire flies at night. The deck has chairs and a fire pit and it is a great place for hanging out. Just 50 ft away from the deck is a gentle little stream in the shade. 

Note: the deck is 10 ft wide and 16ft long and can fit usually just one tent. 

Many trails around Loch Raven Reservoir are easily accessible by foot from the property. We can help direct you to the best places once you get here but the website "All Trails" has them all marked out pretty good, just search "Cockeysville" and you can see them all on the map, it might be helpful to download the app/maps ahead of time. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 95%

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Activities

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Biking

The NCR (Northern Central Railroad) trail is just a 10 minute drive away. It goes for 20 miles up to the PA line and then conti...Read more

Fishing

There are a couple fishing options nearby. Loch Raven Reservoir is just a 10 minute walk from the house and you can drive to a ...Read more

Paddling

Loch Raven Reservoir is just a couple minutes away and is a great place for kayaking. Gunpowder River is also a nice gentle flo...Read more

Wildlife watching

Plenty of wild animals in the woods and in the reservoir surrounding the property.

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Natural features you'll find at Historic Spring House (Tent Site) in Maryland.

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Hipcamper tameika

Beautiful and relaxing

Tameika A.
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September 7th, 2020

The site was very nice. If you had a four person or smaller tent, the raised platform is great for putting your tent there. We had a bigger tent that had to be stakes in but the ground was watered and soft enough for us to stake as well as there was plenty of room for it. The hiking/bike trail behind the home was beautiful and amazing!! We spooked a few deer and took some great photos!! John and Gail were very friendly and helped move our stuff with their tractor and even had some peach jam prepared for us when we left! There was also some bamboo that the dogs loved and was a great cover to set between after the hike and just hang!

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Response from John and Gail, the Host, on September 24th, 2020

Glad you enjoyed your time! Hope you can come back for a longer stay sometime!

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Hipcamper Terese

Calming canvas for relaxation

Terese N.
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September 20th, 2020

The stone spring house was a historical base with a beautiful solid deck that we cooked next to and gorgeous professionally manicured plants and flowers. Trails connected to the property provided an adventure full of exploration and enormous trees that each had a story of its own. Bring your games, preferred campfire food and a blowup mattress and this would undoubtedly make the top of your list of camping vacations. Try it out! Communication with our hosts was perfect.

Hipcamper John and Gail
Response from John and Gail, the Host, on September 24th, 2020

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay, you are welcome back any time :)

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Hipcamper Jane
Jane P.
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September 23rd, 2020

Spring House deck was nice with lots of sun in the afternoon and beautiful sunset. Toilet facility very convenient (inside spring house). Trail nearby. Only downside was traffic noise from nearby road. Bring earplugs.

Hipcamper Christine

A wonderful weekend

Christine D.
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September 28th, 2020

We had a wonderful time this past weekend camping at McGucken Mountain Farms. We were welcomed by John and Gail's daughter and she showed us where everything was at and pointed us to the trails. John checked in with us several times (but not too much!) and brought us extra wood. He seemed very nice and friendly and even gave us some peach jam as a gift when we were leaving. The site was lovely and we had a great time. We spent some time exploring the trails in the area, we stopped by the Hampton National Historic Site, and we cooked farm fresh eggs and veggies that we picked up on our way from the Farmer's Market in Lancaster.

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Hipcamper John and Gail
Response from John and Gail, the Host, on October 10th, 2020

So glad you had a wonderful weekend. You are welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel W.
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October 13th, 2020

John and Gail were incredible hosts. The site was beautifully kept and they were very welcoming of our 2 pups. I couldn't recommend this site enough. Oh and they gave us delicious home baked cookies before we left.

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Response from John and Gail, the Host, on November 8th, 2020

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Hipcamper Sarah

A perfect getaway for a day or two!

Sarah M.
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October 25th, 2020

John and Gail were terrific hosts, meeting us to shuttle our gear up to the camp site, welcoming us and our dog, and even had some treats for us! The site was so nice...a level camping platform attached to an historic structure, easy private access to compostable toilet, a fire pit which we used to cozy up, and right by beautiful hiking trails which we and our pup loved adventuring on.

Historic Spring House (Tent Site)Hiking nearby offered a few surprises :-)Fall foliage hiking near campsite.The campsite.
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Response from John and Gail, the Host, on October 28th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your time here. You are welcome back anytime.

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Hipcamper Kaitlin
Kaitlin R.
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October 25th, 2020

John amd Gail were great hosts. Gail greeted us with delicious home made cookies and John helped carry our gear to the little house with his tractor. We drove to nearby pott springs trail and spent a few hours there before settling in for the night and cooking dinner. Site provided nice size deck to set up tent and a fire ring which kept us warm until we went to bed.

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Response from John and Gail, the Host, on November 8th, 2020

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Hipcamper Allison
Allison J.
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October 28th, 2020

Kind hosts! Easy access to wooded hiking trail which our dog loved. The Fall leaves and rocky creek along the hike made us feel like we were in a Bob Ross painting. The yummy cookies from Gail were a pleasant treat, and John shared some flower bulbs for our garden.

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Response from John and Gail, the Host, on November 8th, 2020

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Hipcamper Kevin

A cozy weekend

Kevin M.
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November 1st, 2020

John and Gail were very accommodating and welcoming. All of the basics that we needed for a nice stay were there, as promised, and we felt at ease near the cozy spring house. Thank you :)

Just setting up!Looking at the bamboo next to the deck and spring house
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Property
McGucken Mountain Farms
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$25/night
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