***Enjoy hibernating in your bear cave. We look forward to seeing you next year*** Camp Blackbird is a secluded 28-acre property located along the border of Beltzville State Park in Lehighton, PA. This tent site is surrounded by trees with a partial view of the 949-acre lake. Walk a short ways to swim or sit along the lake. Miles of hiking trails for you to explore from your

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***Enjoy hibernating in your bear cave. We look forward to seeing you next year*** Camp Blackbird is a secluded  28-acre property  located along the border of Beltzville State Park in Lehighton, PA.  This tent site is surrounded by trees with a partial view of the 949-acre lake.  Walk a short ways to swim or sit along the lake.  Miles of hiking trails for you to explore from your site.  There is a spot for your tent, campfire ring, picnic table and water provided.  Unlimited firewood is included and port-a-potty nearby.  You are not on top of other campsites and the state park does not allow overnight camping. So it's a very quiet camp site at night.  You might hear people on the lake from your site during the day but overall, its a quiet spot. 

In addition to the beautiful immediate surroundings, we are centrally located near many exciting destinations. Year round activities at Blue Mountain Resort, adventure on The Appalachian Trail, fine dining, biking the rail trail and white water rafting in Jim Thorpe, and the beauty of Glen Onoko Falls are all within a 25 minute drive of the camp. 

The property is not suitable for parties or events.  The area is a QUIET ZONE. Ideal for people looking to unplug from it all and become one with nature. It is teaming with wildlife and is ideal for birding.  The hosts mission is to disturb wildlife and its habitats as little as possible.  

The campsite is a short (1 minute or less) walk from the driveway. You can park anywhere on the driveway, please pull your vehicle to the side enough that another vehicle can pass if needed.

We welcome pets. 

We, the hosts, live on the property about 900 ft from the campsite.  We try to have minimal interactions with the guests to ensure privacy and personal space but we're always reachable.  

VERY IMPORTANT - NO PARTIES or unregistered guests on the property. There are other campgrounds in the area that are great for people who want to party. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in lake
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Rentals are around lake if you didn't bring one.

Hiking

A short walk from your campsite connects you with miles of trails.

Horseback riding

There are businesses nearby that offer horseback riding.

Paddling

If you don't have one, you can rent one around the lake.

Climbing

There are numerous businesses nearby where you can zipline and climb.

Swimming

A short walk from your campsite are spots to swim in the lake.

Whitewater paddling

Nearby town of jim thorpe has access to lehigh river. local business rents tubes and kayaks if needed.

Wildlife watching

If birding is your thing, this is your place.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tent Camping In The Woods Near Lake in Pennsylvania.

Waterfall

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Lake
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Hipcamper Nick
Nick T.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018

This site was great, we booked last minute but were happily accommodated. The site was easy to find and clean. Since it is located near a main road BUT right off a back-road on the property, you get the best of both worlds, privacy and seclusion but close to town if you need an extra blanket (like we did). The only complaint (and it is barely a complaint) is that there must be an small airport near by, on the last day there was a small plane in the sky for at least 3 hours which caused a lot of noise. Again, it was not for the whole trip and the site was pretty quiet otherwise, but if you want complete quiet, this isn't the site for you. If you want mostly secluded and quiet, with the luxury of only having to walk 100 ft to your car to unload, this place is perfect. The hosts were kind and responded quickly to us, although all of our needs were met in advance. We also definitely recommend the all you-can-pick-blueberry farm down the road, great produce and so cheap!!

Our (messy) kitchen set up - plenty of water was provided although we brought a gallon of dish washing waterHammock set up at the tent site (so many opportunities for hammocking!)Plenty of room for our large tentPerfect hammock spot in front of the water
Hipcamper Jay
Jay F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 27th, 2018

This spot was fantastic! Everything we could have hoped for right there on the lake!
It was a 3 minute walk to the water, we had firewood provided, water provided, and were not disturbed at any point!
Will defintely return!

Hipcamper Charles
Charles K.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2018

The hosts, Sarah and Stein, were very responsive, helpful and flexible. The campsite is in a lovely wooded spot and is well laid out and set up with water, a picnic table, fire pit and wood, and a toilet. Really kind of the best of both worlds - isolated like a primitive campsite but with all the convenience of a campground. The site is also located on a lovely quiet branch of the lake and a nice little hiking path along its shore. We had a nice swing off a nearby rope swing and swam at a nice swimming area minutes away on foot. We had a great time

Hipcamper Jonah
Jonah H.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

We stayed at this great spot with our kids and had a fantastic time. All as advertised, well kept, very private, and nearby beautiful trails and lake access. We did not see the hosts while we were camping, but they were attentive and thought of everything we needed. Well maintained fire pit, level picnic table, plenty of water, clean port o potty, and appreciated that they left kindling, extra paper and lighter for starting fire. Would definitely return sometime.

Hipcamper Bre
Bre N.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

Site was super easy to find (thanks to the great map and communication of the host).
I loved that we had access to a portapotty but it was off to the side so it didn’t interrupt our amazing views.
We were provided with a huge jug of water and an ample amount of firewood.
There was a picnic table placed in the most rad opening so when the sun was shining it was like it was highlighting the table at noon. Looked like it was straight out of a movie! :)
It’s just a short walk to the lake which was warm, clean and felt like our own.
Host was available if we needed anything.
Totally recommend this spot!

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Hipcamper Armando
Armando E.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2018

The place was just as described and very soothing. No sounds other than nature and the sound of nice firewood. I went for a couple days with my dog just to get out of the city and perhaps cool off a bit, we got to swim, hiked, found some fossils, made a fire and enjoyed the solitude and peace. I will be back perhaps with a little more time and will recommend to all. :)

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Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret A.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2018

Beautiful camp! Looks exactly like the pictures. Great location with activities nearby such as Jim Thorpe. Stein was so nice when we arrived. He was very responsive prior to the trip and was kind enough to let us set up camp a little early because of our day plans.

We came for my boyfriend's birthday and wanted a quiet place in nature which is exactly what we got. Definitely plan on coming back!

Tent Camping In The Woods Near LakeThere's whitewater rafting along the Lehigh riverOur camp all set upButtermilk Falls
Hipcamper Henna
Henna W.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2018

Secluded, well-kept campgrounds. Great for 4 campers. Five min walk to secluded lakeside section. Also: unlimited firewood.

Hipcamper Arielle
Arielle H.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2018

Such a lovely, secluded space! The fire pit was perfect - we really appreciated the extra bench seating! There are tons of trails around (and our host left us with a handy map!), but you can also walk down to the lake shore and relax there among the trees. Bring a hammock!

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Camp Blackbird
State
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$60/night
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