Hipcamp host David W.
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It took seven years to carve this winding trail and sceniccampsite into the wooded hill behind my home. Now completed, I feel inspired to share its solitude and beauty with others who will appreciate it. From the top of a steep drive, abrief but precipitous hikeleads you high up very quickly through a mature forest to some steps that lead to a campsite leveledwithin a cleft

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     It took seven years to carve this winding trail and scenic campsite into the wooded hill behind my home.  Now completed, I feel inspired to share its solitude and beauty with others who will appreciate it.  From the top of a steep drive, a brief but precipitous hike leads you high up very quickly through a mature forest to some steps that lead to a campsite leveled within a cleft of rocks that form a tiny overlook.  A soft and level campsite awaits you there under the canopy of trees where you will find guaranteed privacy and a (leaf-permitting) northwest view that usually includes a sunset. 

    Overnight guests will find a huge, fully-stocked box of supplies to furnish absolutely everything you might need to camp in comfort, from pots and pans to lighting and phone chargers.  (There's even a Scrabble game and playing cards.)  Enjoy limitless free local legal firewood, a bag of charcoal, even plenty of spring water-none of which will you have to carry up.  There is even a dual burner propane camp stove if you'd rather go that way.  We tried to think of everything so you wouldn't have to.  Bring your tent, bedding, and food up and we'll supply almost everything else.

     Daytime and evening hours are available too for morning bird walks, lunch breaks, herbal retreats, sunset cookouts,  -whatever guests might imagine doing in the privacy of the outdoors.  Did I mention birding? The woods are teeming with resident species of woodpeckers, owls, warblers and more, and vultures and hawks and can almost always be seen riding thermals overhead.  If you're lucky the turkeys will come to roost in the woods above the site as they often do. The best part is that no one else will know you are there.

     Tree climbing and treetop camping are welcome and encouraged for those who are looking for a good place to hang their gear and enjoy the view.  There are scores of great campsites waiting to be discovered up there for experienced and responsible climbers.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Moderate walk (5 - 10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 3 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
No toilet
Pack it out
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Cyclists flock to the area for scenic road biking opportunities. Two miles away from Schuykill River Trail.

Fishing

The beaufiful and well-stocked Manatawny Creek is a two minute walk across the street from our property. It's especially popul...Read more

Paddling

We frequently enjoy kayaking the Manatawny Creek, putting in our taking out right down the street at our legal (often muddy) pu...Read more

Wildlife watching

The campsite is elevated ans surrounded by mature forest with excellent canopy views, EXCELLENT birding location.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ironwood Trail & Private Campsite in Pennsylvania.

Forest

This campsite is at the top of an 800-foot-long trail that begins behind my residence and ascends upwards into a mature mixed d...Read more

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The vibe at Ironwood Trail & Private Campsite

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Hipcamper keith
Keith G.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2018

Ironwood trail was a nice clean organized space to camp. Everything was easy to get to and use. David was easy to communicate with and everything went well. He had flashlights and cellphone charging packs waiting for us at the check in box. The trail in and out is cleverly marked with reflective squares that lead the way in the dark with a flashlight. We heard some really cool birds at dusk. The site is small and compact but work very well. Definitely have a sense of privacy there but conveniently located.

Hipcamper Jen
Jen D.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2018

Great spot, super well equipped! Loved the setting - didn’t realize the road would be within earshot, but aside from occasional cars down below, it was perfectly secluded and idyllic!

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Hipcamper sharon
Sharon P.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2018

Secluded and quiet. David went above and beyond to provide firewood and supplies. It really was as simple as setting up the tent and settling in. We had a great time with our 2 dogs!

Hipcamper Chrissy
Chrissy L.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2018

Host was great, site was fully stocked with everything a camper would need and plenty of firewood. Very well maintained and just big enough for a tent and a little moving space. Nice spot to go for a night in the woods.

Hipcamper Bruce S.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2018
Property
Ironwood Trail
State
Pennsylvania
$40/night
1 Site