Hipcamp host Dave S.
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Welcome to Elk Country Private Campground. Nestled in the mountains near Driftwood Pennsylvania is one of the most peaceful relaxing places you can find.

Sites 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 is a dry camping area. Sites 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 has 30/50 amp and close to a water connection. All sites are large enough for a 45ft. rig along with a dump station at the campground.

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Welcome to Elk Country Private Campground. Nestled in the mountains near Driftwood Pennsylvania is one of the most peaceful relaxing places you can find.

Sites 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 is a dry camping area. Sites 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 has 30/50 amp and close to a water connection. All sites are large enough for a 45ft. rig along with a dump station at the campground.

Come visit the “Pennsylvania Wilds” to kayak, hike, and enjoy the abundant wildlife, including elk, whitetail deer, black bear, and our personal favorite, American Bald Eagles.

We have elk, bear, and deer roaming the campground as well as eagles searching the waterways to fish AND taking an occasional bath! Always something to see!

There are trails to explore on foot along with some of the township roads opening up for ATV’s. Fred’s Wood Trail is just a stone’s throw away from the campground en route to what the locals call “The Top of the World” where you literally get a birds-eye view of the surrounding area.

There are also many attractions to visit including Keystone Elk Country Visitors Center, Sinnemahoning Wildlife Center, George B. Stevenson Dam, and Alvin R. Bush Dam. The Driftwood Saloon and Grill is within walking distance of the campground where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks.

A short scenic drive will take you to Table Falls and a drive up Wykoff Run Road will let you enjoy the numerous waterfalls while driving without leaving your car. There are also occasional pull-offs where you can take a short path to see even more of our natural beauty.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Dave a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Mudit
Mudit P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
September 20th, 2020

Great location and plenty of open space. Wonderful, friendly and very welcoming host. This place is a gem for stargazing and exploring the Pennsylvania's wilderness.

Hipcamper Lou Ann
Lou Ann D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 21st, 2020

Awesome stay! Everyone was so kind and welcoming. Helped us with anything we needed. Would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Christina

Perfect spot for elk viewing trips

Christina B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 22nd, 2020

Dave was a great host and helped get set up after we came in after dark. It was a nice, well kept site with good options for more secluded and more populated spots. The group of the hosts' friends were very friendly.

The location makes this spot a perfect staging ground for trips to the Pennsylvania Wilds' Elk Scenic Drive. We saw elk in the nearby Winslow Hill and George B. Stevenson Dam, both within 30 minutes by car. It sounds like elk often sleep on the field at the campsite as well.

Hipcamper Edward
Edward R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 22nd, 2020

Great location and friendly and helpful host. It's a large campsite with a few different options, both in the woods and in the midst of RVers. We were woken up by the sounds of bull elks bugling, which was perfect. Also one of the most starry skies I've ever seen.

Hipcamper Lucy
Lucy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
September 30th, 2020

It was a beautiful private quiet camping area that was just what we were looking for

Beautiful areaVery quiet and private
Hipcamper Travis
Travis W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
October 4th, 2020

Perfect weather. Friendly owner.

Elk Country Private Campground
Hipcamper Lindsay

Fantastic

Lindsay M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
October 4th, 2020

We had beautiful weather. It was a family atmosphere. It was fun.

Hipcamper CHRISTINE

Terrific property and great elk

Christine L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 4th, 2020

Dave and his son Ben wee excellent hosts. Either one of them can be found on the property any time. They were always willing to help should you need something or answer any questions. Property is well maintained. Sitting at your camp site when out of the woods come the elk. Such an awesome sight. The elk would stay all night long grazing on the food plot planted by Dave. Numerous deer could also be visible throughout the evening. I will definitely be back next year .

Hipcamper Brittani

Absolutely wonderful stay

Brittani P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
October 6th, 2020

I genuinely enjoyed my stay at Dave’s campground. It was laid back and relaxing compared to the busy touristy atmosphere in Bennezette. We had a beautiful view and elk entertaining us every evening! Dave was also very helpful with everything! I can’t wait to go back!

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Property
Dave S.’s Land
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$35/night
12 Sites

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