Hipcamp host Susan S.
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Pitch your tent in the woodsalong the Little Schuylkill River at the base of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary at Hawk Shadow Farm.Very private. We have 150 acres of farm for your little campsite. Private camping at its best in just a very special location.

Different seasons bring different activities. Spring Kayaking and hiking, summer hiking or tubing, cooling off in the swim hole, fall

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Pitch your tent in the woods along the Little Schuylkill River at the base of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary at Hawk Shadow Farm.  Very private. We have 150 acres of farm for your little campsite. Private camping at its best in just a very special location. 

Different seasons bring different activities. Spring Kayaking and hiking, summer hiking or tubing, cooling off in the swim hole, fall rapture watching and biking pus trout fishing in the Little Schuylkill. The nights are dark with star lit skys. We have a 2 acre bass pond on the farm for fishing, so bring your rod.  Your camp site is surrounded by woods and forest. 

You are a two hour drive from center city Philadelphia and 2.5 hours from down town New York City.   What to do here? Plenty! Hawk Mountain Sanctuary entrance is only 3 miles away, you can walk, it is straight up however!  Both entrances to the Appalachian Trail, Eckville and Port Clinton, are a 10 minuet drive.  A visit to Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, Americas older brewery, is a 26 minute drive. Jim Thorpe is a fourty five  minute drive.  Kutztown University is 35 minutes away.  The heart of Amish Country is an hour drive.  And Cabela's in Hamburg is just 15 minutes down the road. Don't forget a visit to Yuenglings brewery, Americas oldest! But most all to do here is to relax, fish, play in the river, walk and visit with your family and friends. 

Please see schuylkillriver.org for more information about our area.  Hawk Shadow is located between Tamaqua and Port Clinton.

There is plenty of local produce, we can provide or can give you directions to our local farm stands. Fresh butchers are not far away.  Winerys and distillery's rather close. Restaurants and bars about 5 miles away. Swap meets and antique auction houses are scattered around the area.  This location and campsite is a gem. We have many necessities available at the farm for your personal needs. 

We provide a hospitality box with some essentials including a first aid kit.  If you want a cook box with cast iron pans and all the rest of the cooking utensils, just ask.  They can be provided with an extra cost and will be set up for you before your arrival.  Just ask !

Yes, you can drive to the area of the campsite, but no, you cannot drive to the campsite.  Contact me and I will give you as much information as I can.

Both site #1 and site #2 are similar.  Both are private and along the river.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, pump or well, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Portable toilet, pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send SUSAN a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

I am not a biker, but i understand that there is many places to bike. do your home work and have fun.

Fishing

The little schuylkill river has bass and trout and other things. i believe a fishing license is in order. sold locally! also...Read more

Hiking

Hawk mountain and the appalachian trial are minutes away. what more can you say! there is so much hiking around here, but you...Read more

Horseback riding

Part of this farm is a horse farm. we might be able to board your horse if there is room. just ask.

Paddling

When the little schuylkill river is up (spring/early summer and maybe fall) it is fun for kayaking. the river is great for tubi...Read more

Snow sports

Cross county skiing! sledding and ice skating.

Swimming

There is a sweet swim hole. and i like to tie my tube on a rock in the middle of the river and just float. lots to do in the...Read more

Wildlife watching

You bet. the hawk mountain west lookout is straight above us. those raptors follow the river. it can be amazing. and of cou...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peace and Quiet Along the River! in Pennsylvania.

Forest

The forest along the river is pretty pristine. across the river from the site magical.

River, stream or creek

The little schuylkill floats by a good portion of the boarder of the farm. it is clean, there are fish, there are birds! just ...Read more

Swimming hole

There is a sweet swim hole. use to have a rope. i took it down, don't need a problem. but the hole is there. have fun.

Farm

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Hipcamper Loren
Loren H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 15th, 2017

This was a great experience and I would strongly recommend it to all campers! Susan was a great host and the campsite was beautiful and secluded located near mountains and a trout filled river. Would definitely come again.

Karen enjoying the river.Girls enjoying exploring.
Hipcamper Katie
Katie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 30th, 2017

This camp site is really serene and beautiful. Set along a river on the edge of a tree farm and at the base of Hawk mountain, you are surrounded by nature. The camp site is well cared for with a fire pit, grill grates, naturally made benches and a picnic table. Susan left us a hospitality box with some basics including but not limited to TP, Paper towels, drinking water, washing water, knife, lighter, lanterns, trash bags, plates, cups and cutlery. She provided some fire wood and has more available for purchase. She even cleared and tarped and area for our tent. You can drive your car very close to the camp site which made loading and unloading easy. We would come again.

Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 6th, 2018

We had a great weekend and got some peace and quiet along the river. Booking was very simple and our host, Susan, contacted us personally. She gave us directions and told us what to expect for our stay. Once we arrived, Susan took us past her private pond, stocked with large mouth bass and huge blue gills. Then we took a quick hop onto a private dirt road that surrounds her Christmas Tree farm. The dirt road led us to our parking spot where Susan could walk us down to our camp site. It was amazing! Just a quick trek down and you can start to hear the gentle flow of the Little Schuylkill River as your personal fire pit and picnic table come into view. At the site, we had a complementary box of camping essentials, a 5 gallon jug of water and a large stack of split wood ready for the fire pit. From the campsite, you have nice views of the river and access to the water. We had everything we needed for a successful stay! We brought both of our dogs and our lab loved having access to the river every day! Extremely dog friendly. Don't leave your best friend at home. Our experience was very secluded. We had our own little camping sanctuary. We hiked, went to a local winery, had a beer by the river with our dogs, soaked up the views, cooked food on the fire, and caught fish! It was a BLAST! Thanks Susan! See you again next time.

Water access!The blue gills in this pond are bigger than this bass! . . .My wife and I enjoying peace and quiet along the river.  . .
Hipcamper Hans
Hans P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 14th, 2018

Peace and Quiet Along the River was exactly what I found for a camping weekend with my old friends! This campsite was beautiful, secluded, well kept and a had a very friendly host. The river next to the site added such calm and plenty of hiking near by including Hawk Mountain. I'll most definitely be back again!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 1st, 2018

HIGHLY Recommended!
The site was BEAUTIFUL!! It was like living in a dream by the river for a few days. Susan was an incredible host, available at anytime, but left you to enjoy the peace and quiet in her nook of the woods. Complete with offering fresh eggs from her granddaughters farm for purchase, which made the best breakfast in the skillet. Water was provided, fire wood, hospitality box, cooking box (for purchase), which covered anything you could need! There is a bit of a walk down a hill from the car to the site, so pack light if you can. As you descend into the lush site, you really feel as if you are escaping. We cannot wait to stay there again!

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 2nd, 2018

Susan was awesome, thoughtful, and extremely accommodating! The campsite was amazing and peaceful. Close enough to the stream to hear the tranquil sounds (with easy access streamside) but not too close where we had to worry about the kids getting in trouble. Plenty of room for our entire party to spread out a bit but still stay in the same area and share the campfire area. We took the kids to hawk mountain just in time to see the live educational animal show where we saw 2 eastern screech owls and a red tail hawk up close. Then we hiked the trails before returning back to the farm. Two big thumbs up!

Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on June 2nd, 2018

Stephen it was so nice to have you and your family/friends stay. Autumn is adorable! So happy that you enjoyed your weekend. The weather was iffy but it held out. That is good! Please come back and thank you so much for staying. Susan

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Hipcamper Duc
Duc D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 7th, 2018

Great host. Very responsive. Great place.

Hipcamper Elisha
Elisha D.
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(Site 1)
June 10th, 2018

This campsite is beautiful and private. It is right along the river so you get to listen to nature’s sleep sounds all night. Susan was very friendly and helpful and gave a quick walk through of the campsite to show us around. Next time we will probably pack a little light or bring a small wagon since you have to park pretty far from the campsite up a hill. We will definitely be back again to check out the other campsite!

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Hipcamper SUSAN
Response from SUSAN, the Host, on June 10th, 2018

Thank you for the great response. We are working on a solution to haul things up and down as it is rather steep. Both sites are. Please come back and thank you so much for staying at our site. Take care

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 12th, 2018

Hawk Shadow was amazing. Really well-kept, wooded site. Our host Susan was great! She was so helpful from answering questions at the time of booking to pre-arrival instructions and greeting us and guiding us to the site when we came in. She even provided a well-prepared emergency kit of some often-forgotten camp items. Nice firepit as well and a neat set of log benches and table. The site is beautiful,sitting adjacent to the river and there’s a short trail to an access point. The spot is really convenient for hiking or fishing. Our vehicles were parked close-by at the top of a short trail. We appreciated everything about the site, the location and the care with which it is keot. Awesome first experiece with Hipcamp and Hawk Shadow and we’ll definitely return.

Property
Hawk Shadow Farm
State
Pennsylvania
$68/night
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