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We have certified we are COVID-19 safe at this campsite. Our campsite is completely outside which minimizes virus threat. We provide hand sanitizer for the camp. The privy is also cleaned and sanitized between bookings. 

Cold weather camping

In winter we are partially closed for our off season , we open when gi




We have certified we are COVID-19 safe at this campsite. Our campsite is completely outside which minimizes virus threat. We provide hand sanitizer for the camp. The privy is also cleaned and sanitized between bookings. 

Cold weather camping

In winter we are partially closed for our off season , we open when given the chance. The driveway to camp is a little steep, it is gravel and a straight shot. With deep snow you may have difficulty driving up to camp. Please consider this for your vehicle. 


Camp Overview:

Need to get away or traveling and need a one night stay, this is a private campsite for you and your friends and family just outside of York Pennsylvania. As fellow campers we know how fun getting away can be and we strive to provide you with the most secluded and clean site possible. Everybody knows the irritations of camping at state and public parks and how cramped campsites can be. Here we allow only one party to camp at a time, so you can have the whole 50 acres to yourself and companions. 

Description of camp:

The campsite is a level hilltop clearing surrounded by woods. We have a stone driveway that leads to the site that gets you back into the woods. The driveway is wide enough for trucks, trailers, vans, etc. Since the site is up high it gets a great breeze which helps on warm days and gets good cell service. The campsite gets great sun and has shaded areas along the sides that make for good tent pitching. We have had people set up hammocks, tents, tarps, or camp in their vehicle. We provide a privy, an outdoor shower/changing room, a charcoal cooking pit, level picnic table, dry fire wood, and a metal fire pit with grill rack that you can put in the fire pit if you wish to cook/grill over it. The woods are hilly so biking can be difficult in sections, but there is great biking and running on the roads near the campsite that gets good shade in the warm summer weather. On the property we have 2 miles of hiking trails that are marked with fluorescent ribbon. PLEASE feel free to contact us for any questions. Also please look at our pictures for a better idea of what we offer.

Nearby Activities:

A short drive from here will take you to Gettysburg, York, or Hanover. There are many excellent restaurants and brewpubs nearby, including the award winning Warehouse Gourmet Bistro and Brewpub. For more information read our activities section to find out what other things we provide or have nearby that you can do. 


*If people do not book the site within a few days of availability we may lower the price. So if you are unsure please click on the days you wish to camp and check the price.

We have a weeknight discount for the site which is 33.50 dollars (Sunday-Thurdsay nights). Friday night and Saturday night we charge 35 dollars. Any additional guests after five we charge 3 dollars per person. We allow up to 10 guests. We have some available offers listed on our site that you may purchase when you book the site. These include ice water, and a set of cornhole you may rent. The water is 5 dollars and the cornhole is 3 dollars. For more information on these items please go to our offers section.

Things we ask:

Extinguish camp fires that are unattended and to only make them in the designated fire pit/ BBQ pit, no noise past 9 o'clock, discharging of firearms and fireworks are prohibited, do not bring firewood as there is free wood here (in order to prevent invasive bug spread), please keep your pets attended/on a leash, clean up after your pets, be respectful of wildlife (take memories leave only footprints), and have fun

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Private Wooded Campsite/Free Wood


Cornhole with bags

If you wish you may rent our cornhole set and bags.

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Ice Water

Upon purchase we will provide you with ice water for your stay. We provide yo...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are within 20 minutes of the Heritage Rail Trail that has 5 star reviews. Many people go biking on the roads near the campsi...Read more


Codorus Creek is 20 minutes away. It is known for its brook and rainbow trout.


2+ miles of hiking trails in woods.


We are 20 minutes away from Lake Marburg.


The closest indoor climbnasium is Climbnasium in Mechanicsburg. It is 40 minutes away. The place is phenominal.

Snow sports

In the months December through march Roundtop Mountain Resort is open. It is a 30 minute drive from here. It has summer adventu...Read more


Lincolnway pool is only 13 minutes away. Their guest rates are $11 and Children under 1 are free. It is $6.00 after 5pm on Tues...Read more

Whitewater paddling

We are within 16 minutes of Codorus Creek which has class 2+ features. It runs better after rain.

Wildlife watching

There are deer plentiful in the woods and you may see the occasional turkey. We have seen bald eagles fly over the woods twice ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Private Wooded Campsite/Free Wood in Pennsylvania.


Mixed wood forest. Various oak and hickory trees and a large section of evergreens including spruce and pine. Part of the prope...Read more


In a hilly area at the top of a hill with a great view. At the top there is a great breeze.


You can drive right to the site. The driveway gets you back into the woods.

The vibe at Private Wooded Campsite/Free Wood

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Hipcamper Dan

Great site for a family experience.

Dan F.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2020

Great private site with a very friendly host. The site is open and flat And surrounded by woods with lots of trails. There’s plenty to explore to keep kids entertained and while walking some trails we spotted some deer and a toad. There’s even a privy onsite which is very clean and well maintained. It’s the perfect spot to feel like your in the middle of nowhere while only being a few hundred feet from the road. There’s plenty of space for larger parties as well. I would definitely recommend this site and host.

Hipcamper Tim
Tim G.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2020

We had an AMAZING time and would absolutely reccomend to friends and family. Already looking forward to our next stay!

Hipcamper Esidarap Mountain
Response from Esidarap Mountain, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

Can't wait to have you back again! Thanks!

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Hipcamper Grace

Peace and quiet without the travel

Grace P.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

This was fantastic! We loved camping at this close to home space. It felt like a world away! The site was very nice and perfect for our RTT. The trails were great - just the right size for our kids to explore and our puppy to keep up! We hope to go back soon :)

Perfect location for a rooftop tent. We loved staying here and hiking!
Hipcamper Hollie
Hollie R.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2020

Wow, what an amazing special space! This tiny mountain really is paradisical. The hosts have put a lot of love into the campsite, equipped with a large fire pit, outdoor shower, outhouse, picnic table, free wood, and a camping journal to share your stories and read others'! The hosts were so kind and sweet, warm and welcoming when we arrived in a thunderstorm. It is so peaceful up there, and spacious enough for pups to run and explore. This is a one of a kind spot and we would definitely love to return. Thank you, friends!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer H.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020

As described! Perfect one night camping spot for 2 adults and toddler on a road trip. Drive was easy to find, and short to a private spot that felt like a cleared hill top. Great, simple amenities and clear communication. Would stay again!

Hipcamper Patti
Patti L.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

A nice play to go camping where you don’t have to worry about noisy neighbors camping next to you. Plenty of options to put up your tent(s). Enjoyed the walking trails on the site. Took advantage of renting the corn hole boards and 5 gallon water. Water stayed cold the entire two nights we were there.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin D.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2020

Great site. Plenty of choices for tent placement, all the basics and some nice extras like dry tinder box, plenty of firewood, and possibly the cleanest outhouse I’ve ever seen. Booking was easy and communication was quick. Best of all, you have the site all to yourself...didn’t see another soul all weekend

Hipcamper Maggie


Maggie B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2020

What a perfect first Hipcamp experience! Truly felt like my own private campground.

I love primitive camping but all of my favorite campgrounds are still closed, and I’m not a fan of large family campgrounds that get noisy and crowded. This site was exactly what I was looking for - private, well maintained, and had all the necessities. There was a nice fire pit and lots of wood, picnic table and places to sit, an outhouse with sanitizer, an outdoor shower I didn’t use but would have been handy on a longer stay, and walking trails to explore.

The host was quick to communicate, friendly, and very welcoming. I didn’t get a chance to meet them, but that was okay. The GPS directions are very accurate, I went up a gravel driveway and found myself in a small clearing in the woods. It was nice night so I slept without a rain cover and fell asleep under the stars.

Hipcamper Pierre-Jean
Pierre Jean H.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2020

Great secluded hilltop, on very spacious flat grounds, surrounded with woods. Awesome to have firewood handy and outhouse! Very well maintained and highly recommended.

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