Pitch your tent on our 50 acre working farm! This is a primitive camping area in one of our rockier meadows. We currently have three areas mowed with fire rings at each site. (Firewood is available. Please inquire.) The camping area is pretty firm, so you can pull up and park right at your site without getting stuck. No running water in the camping area, but a porta-potty is available near the barn.
Looking for a shadier spot? There are some trees along the fence line in front of our farmhouse. Feel free to set up there. But please, no fire in this area and keep in mind the toilet will be further away.
You'll be camping within walking distance of Riverfront Park, located along the Susquehanna River. Walking, biking, and boating are popular activities at the park. Hiking trails and rock climbing are a short drive away at Chickies Rock. Opportunities to view wildlife are abundant, including a herd of whitetail deer that like to hang out on our property and a wide variety of birds. Fall asleep listening to the sweet chirps of crickets and frogs. You may even feel the soft rumble of a train passing in the night.
Drager Farms specializes in raising 100% grassfed beef. We were thrilled to be the first farm in Pennsylvania to be dually Certified Grassfed by AGW and Animal Welfare Approved for our cattle raising practices. That means all of our animals are treated humanely from start to finish, without the use of GMOs, antibiotics or hormones.
We have beef sticks and jerky for sale at our onsite retail farm store to enhance your camping experience. If you'd like to take a tour of the farm and meet the animals, just let us know!
The quaint Lower Susquehanna River Towns (Marietta, Columbia & Wrightsville) are not that far away. They're fun to explore, especially if you like antiquing.
And while you're in the area, be sure to check out some of the local Amish tourist attractions. Take a buggy ride, explore an Amish farm, or sample some delicious Pennsylvania Dutch specialties, like whoopie pies, shoofly pie or chicken corn soup.
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Our farm used to be known as the "Wildcat Farm". Ulrich Engle and his wife Anna settled here in the 1750s, seeking religious freedom. The Wildcat Cemetery, located on our property, contains the inscription:
"Within this enclosure lie the remains of Ulrich Engle and wife who emigrated from Switzerland to this country with their family of eight children in the year 1753 and settled on this homestead. Ulrich died about the year 1755 and his wife about the year 1759. Some of their descendants are also buried herein. This burial ground has been set apart as a resting place for them and as a memorial of respect and honor by their descendants."
The existing bank barn and farmhouse, while not built by Ulrich, both date back to the mid-19th century.
- Check in: After 11AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Rustic Camping near the Susquehanna
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Simple, easy & inexpensive. Only for those of us that are independent and don't need any hookups. Why pay for hookups so that you can hear your neighbors, when you can stay out here on this farm and have quiet and peace. Quiet space great neighborhood, no one bothered us. Barely seen anyone, fairly priced!
I would recommend staying here! We were only able to stay one night and got in really late, but our host was welcoming and very understanding of our schedule. There is a cleared area and a firepit, which would have been great to use if we stayed for longer. The port-o-potty on site was very clean. Thank you for hosting us!
Our stay at this location was perfect!! Nathan and Christel were the best hosts, making sure we had everything we needed and showing us around the property as well. We loved how spacious the campsite area was (and there was a variety of campsite spots to pick from, too!) so that we had lots of room to drive up and unload our gear and set up our site. It is a beautiful location that was very easy to access and conveniently located to lots of nearby attractions as well-specifically hiking, trails, and even Amish attractions! One of our favorite things of our trip was the tour of the farm that Nathan and Christel gave us-we even got to meet the cows! They also sell 100% grassfed beef and jerky sticks and we had to try some of the jerky, of course. ;) My husband says it is the best jerky he has ever had (and he's kind of a jerky snob ;)-and I would agree!! It was delicious! So definitely stop in and get some jerky before you head out! :)
Great, secluded little spot. We saw a beautiful sunset and had a nice fire under the stars, before waking up on a working farm! In the daylight we saw the cattle and chickens. Wonderful, would highly recommend !
We arrived after dark but had no trouble finding the a spot to camp. Our neighboring "campers" (the goats and chickens) were a pleasant surprise the next morning. I wish we had time to stop in the farm store and tour the pastures but we had to hit the road too early. The hosts were quick to respond to my message. Thank you for letting us camp on your land!