About Rustic Camping near the Susquehanna
Pitch your tent on our 50 acre working farm! This is a primitive camping area in one of our meadows. Pull up and park right at your site. No running water, but a porta-potty is available.
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 (you may even get a visit from a herd of whitetail deer that like to hang out on our property). Fall asleep listening to the sweet chirps of crickets and frogs.
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.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 12
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars, Vans
- Check in after: 12PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out