Pitch your tent on our 50 acre working farm!  This is a PRIMITIVE camping area in FULL SUN, located in one of our rockier meadows. We have a porta-potty on site, but no RV hook-ups or potable water. Please come prepared!

The mowed camping field (across from the big gray barn) is pretty firm, so you can pull up and park right at your site without getting stuck. We have

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Pitch your tent on our 50 acre working farm!  This is a PRIMITIVE camping area in FULL SUN, located in one of our rockier meadows. We have a porta-potty on site, but no RV hook-ups or potable water. Please come prepared!

The mowed camping field (across from the big gray barn) is pretty firm, so you can pull up and park right at your site without getting stuck. We have fire rings marking each of the five available sites. Each site can easily accommodate 2 tents and 3 cars. One of the rings has a cooking grill attached; this site is also our shadiest spot – just tuck in close to the fence line.

UPDATE [SEP 2019]: the camping field is right next to the Norfolk-Southern train line. This train is one of two companies that still operate on the East Coast. It's kind of neat to be "up-close and personal" while the train is at work, but we have noticed increasing activity this year. Some of this activity has even been in the middle of the night. So while for the most part you'll be camping with the crickets and the frogs as your background noise, sometimes you may get the racket of the train as well.

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. If you'd like to visit our retail store or take a tour of the farm and meet the animals, just let us know!

Nathan or Christel can usually be found 'somewhere' on the property if you have questions, want recommendations on things to do, or need anything else. Text or call if you can't find us.

** We are also happy to host larger groups and events. **

 ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ABOUT THE AREA  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  

You'll be camping within walking distance of Riverfront Park, located along the Susquehanna River. Walking, biking, boating, and fishing 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: there is a herd of whitetail deer that like to hang out on our property at certain times of the year and we see an ever-changing assortment of birds, both migratory and predatory birds like the majestic bald eagle. The quaint Lower Susquehanna River Towns (Marietta, Columbia & Wrightsville) are not that far away. They're fun to explore, especially if you like antiquing or farmers' markets.

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.

 ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  HISTORY OF OUR PROPERTY ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  

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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-in site, max length 35ft
No hookups
Amenities
Kitchen available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Susquehanna River Trail is nearby.

Boating

There is a boat launch at Riverfront Park, 1/4 mi away.

Hiking

Chickies Rock is the closest hike. Other trails a short drive away.

Paddling

Chiques Rock Outfitters offers kayak and canoe rentals to use on the Susquehanna.

Climbing

Chickies Rock is a popular climbing spot. It's a 10 minute drive from our property.

Wildlife watching

Due to our proximity to the river, we have a lot of different birds passing through the area. You may also see whitetail deer a...Read more

Fall Fun

Experience the sites and sounds of our working farm this fall.

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rustic Camping near the Susquehanna in Pennsylvania.

River, stream or creek

We are located within walking distance of the Susquehanna River.

Farm

Drager Farms specializes in humanely-raised grassfed beef. We also have goats that help maintain our property.

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Hipcamper Hollis
Hollis T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 14th, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Hollis
Hollis T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 14th, 2018

great quiet simple place 2 stay.... farm, primitive campsite in a field.

Hipcamper Josh
Josh C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018

Perfect little spot for stopping through. Wish we could have stayed longer. Nathan was a great host.

Hipcamper Adelle
Adelle Y.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 22nd, 2018

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!

Hipcamper KyAnn
Ky Ann M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

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! :)

Hipcamper M
M K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2018

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 !

Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2018

We decided to try out hipcamp with our RV (we were just passing through and knew we weren’t going to be staying long) Nathan our host told us where to park & we felt very safe for the night! They have a gorgeous barn, & cows and goats roaming the field. When we woke in the morning we saw Nathan and his dog doing their chores in the feild and he came & graciously gave us a tour of his organic farm. They have organic meats for sale that are out of this world delicious 😋 would highly recommend this stay if you are passing through!

Rustic Camping near the Susquehanna
Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2018

Easy to find and a beautiful place!

Hipcamper Stefanie
Stefanie O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 24th, 2018

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!

Rustic Camping near the SusquehannaRustic Camping near the Susquehanna
Property
Drager Farms Marietta
State
Pennsylvania
$10/night
5 Sites