Hipcamp host Denise C.
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It is mostly raw Forrest (Beech, Maple, oak, walnut trees, etc) land with an old abandoned house in front which makes it more secluded. Private asphalt roads lead you right to the land. But the main road in front makes getting to the local shops (Subway, Gas, Dollar General, local bank and pub) minutes away. a small bingo and casino and a fishing spot are less than 10 minu

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It is mostly raw Forrest (Beech, Maple, oak, walnut trees, etc) land with an old abandoned house in front which makes it more secluded. Private asphalt roads lead you right to the land. But the main road in front makes getting to the local shops (Subway, Gas, Dollar General, local bank and pub) minutes away. a small bingo and casino and a fishing spot are less than 10 minutes away. ***Side note, if you purchase a bundle of fire wood please remind me to give it to you when we meet... Thank you**** Feels like your away from it all but minutes away from modern civilization. From a Camper guests I learned that there is a Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and the Patuxent Wetland Park are about 2 miles away. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 15 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Denise a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

You can bike here too

Fishing

There is a spot to fish about 10 min from the property.

Paddling

There is a place about 10 min from property

Off-roading (OHV)

Can do this on land

Whitewater paddling

Less than 10 min away

Wildlife watching

Lots of birds and deer, turtles too.

Boating
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Step Away Camping in Maryland.

Wetlands

Jug Bay wetland sanctuary less than 2 miles away

Driveway

Dirt road/ some asphalt millings, parking

Forest
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Todd
Todd G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2019

I stayed one night overnight here. The host was friendly and met me nearby, then I followed her to the site. It was heavily forested, with a slightly creepy broken-down building on the property (a plus in October!). There wasn't a paved road to the property, but I made it in a car okay. The site itself is on a slope, so be wary if you're bringing a tent. It's a LITTLE close to a road so I heard cars at night, but for the most part it was fine.

Hipcamper Philip
Philip B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 27th, 2019

Denise was such a kind host. She was quick to respond to messages, was very friendly, and showed us to the campsite.

The site was pretty bare bones, just a bunch of woods, with an abandoned house, as described.

Hipcamper Joe
Joe S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 30th, 2019

Site is good for a quick stop over if you are self sufficient. Denise was a pleasure to deal with and has many future plans to improve the camp :)

Hipcamper Garrett
Garrett P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 7th, 2020

Decent spot to campout with enough space to ride around on dirtbikes and 4wheelers. I wouldn’t recommend it just for riding but if you want a place to camp and let the little ones ride around it is great. The site could use some clean up but denise has plans to make it better!

Hipcamper Eric

Very inexpensive spot to camp

Eric R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 12th, 2020

First off, Denise is nice and also very good with communication. Also, the price is very low. Her and her husband are saving money to eventually rebuild on the land so this is one of the ways they are raising money.

There are definitely some areas of improvement. Still a lot of cleanup work needs to be done on the site and there isn’t much to choose from for a level space. It’s in the woods but near the main road so you aren’t too far back.

I was going on a fishing charter out of Deale in the early morning and this was only 15 min away.

Spot for a fire in a metal pan.  This is the flattest spot on the site, the access road near the front of the house
Hipcamper Aleah

Wonderful

Aleah J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2020

Denise was so sweet, she was very kind. The campsite was nice me and my girlfriend went for the night, Denise was very cooperative with us only booking 3 hours in advance. I would highly recommend you stay here!!

Hipcamper Brian
Brian H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

Site was a primitive site and exactly what I thought I was getting into. Not far from the main road so there is some car noise, but not enough to disturb the vibes at camp. If I had to note anything bad it would be that the ground wasnt level, but with some wood blocks under the tires of the vehicles we made it work just find. The host was amazing. Very personable and inviting. Would recommend this site to anyone who is looking for a truly primitive camping experience.

Hipcamper Cassandra O.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2020
Hipcamper Meredith N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2020
Hipcamper Jacob W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 5th, 2020
Hipcamper Jenna G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 5th, 2020
Hipcamper Luke S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 4th, 2020
Hipcamper Hayley D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 6th, 2019
Hipcamper Lisa O.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 21st, 2019
Property
Steps Away Camping
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$15/night
2 Sites

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