Hipcamp host Catherine H.
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Stay on 10 beautiful acres of rustic, private land with many good camping spots to choose from in grassy areas with lots of trees. 

Enjoy boating/fishing/swimming. Lots of wildlife around the lake; a resident heron, eagles, geese, beavers & otters, and the usual on the property like woodchucks and rabbits, and DEER of course. 

Campfire ring,  water spigot (priva


Stay on 10 beautiful acres of rustic, private land with many good camping spots to choose from in grassy areas with lots of trees. 

Enjoy boating/fishing/swimming. Lots of wildlife around the lake; a resident heron, eagles, geese, beavers & otters, and the usual on the property like woodchucks and rabbits, and DEER of course. 

Campfire ring,  water spigot (private drilled well) and electric available on the property. Neighbor cottage partially visible, but our property is pretty secluded and private. Two picnic tables, many chairs and side tables.  Well behaved pets okay, leashes may be required.  Mostly level terrain, ample parking area.  Very peaceful here.  My favorite place to relax, with my guitar and a glass of wine!

Campsites are reasonably private and secluded. We mow paths through the area where camping is best; there are sunny and shady spots.  You may choose any spot you like, mowed or not.  It's pretty spread out, both sides of stream.  The lake and dock area and the boats, the gazebo, as well as the large fire ring and picnic tables, are communal. There is a portable metal firepit available at lakeside as well.

Parking is in a large gravel lot behind cottage area. Most campsites are located across a small stream, easily accessible (less than a 3 min walk) from the parking area.  Path immediately next to parking leads to a nice camping area alongside stream. Truck and car-top tents in the parking area may be allowed upon request. We ask that cars stay in the parking area, but there is a wheelbarrow for use in transporting your gear to the spot you choose.  

There is NO toilet (our cottage is private.)  You must pack it out, or bring your own portable toilet with disposable liner bags.  No shower, but the lake is great for swimming.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Catherine a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lots of quiet dirt/two track roads for road/mountain biking.


The lake is ideal for canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Bring your own, or you may borrow our canoe, rowboat, or paddleboat if ...Read more


Fishing from the dock or non-motorized boats on the lake- bring your own gear and all applicable state licenses required.


You're welcome to hike around the property, and there are numerous small dirt roads in the area which make for a nice hike!


The lake is ideal for paddling, since no motors are allowed! We have a canoe, small kayak, rowboat, and paddleboat available fo...Read more


Swimming in the lake is encouraged and always enjoyable! We have a dock with diving board available for communal use.

Wildlife watching

Birds, rabbits, deer, raccoons, and even the occasional black bear! Waterfowl, beavers, otters, and lakeside reptiles and amphi...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Secluded Lakeside Camping in Pennsylvania.


The property is partially forested with beautiful woods throughout the surrounding area.


Natural, spring-fed lake, clean and NO MOTORS allowed. Paddling is encouraged!


You are in the Blue Ridge Mtns.

River, stream, or creek

Small stream runs along property into lake.

Swimming hole

The all natural lake is ideal for swimming

The vibe at Secluded Lakeside Camping

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Hipcamper Kelly

Mint water!

Kelly K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2020

Gosh, I could gush about Tom and Catherine's little slice of heaven for ever. They were wonderful gracious hosts. They cut us some firewood (we didn't need it but nice to have) and gave us free reign to use their boats. We were right on the lake! What a view to wakeup to!
The little spicket next to the cottage is right over some lovely mint. Washing your face in that spicket with the refreshing mint smell is just the best feeling after a sweaty hike.
We hope to come back soon!

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Hipcamper Kinzom

Lovely place!!

Kinzom T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2020

Catherine and her husband were really helpful with whatever we needed. The lake is super fun. We used their kayaks and canoes 🛶 and were swimming even when it was raining. It’s chilly at night so make sure u bring your own sleeping bag or a blanket. We loved it, u will too!

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Hipcamper Matt


Matt M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2020

exceeded our expectations and delivered a relaxing trip on a beautiful lake. on the property we found a great camping spot. our days were spent on the peddle boat and kayaks. during the night we made fires and behind us we had a lit gazebo. we hope to be back in the future.

cathy was a great host and point of contact who made sure we had everything we needed. i would highly recommend checking out this spot.

cathy and tom are amazing people, their generosity in sharing this slice of heaven is a beautiful thing.

Hipcamper Zach

Gorgeous lake, friendly host

Zach R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2020

The campsite is amazing and lake is gorgeous! Catherine's sister met us and was very friendly and welcoming. The only drawback of the campsite is that there is some kind of industrial site in the area that I couldn't see but could definitely hear trucks and machinery at all night. I would still absolutely go back to this camp despite this!

Hipcamper Catherine
Response from Catherine, the Host, on June 25th, 2020

Thanks for the nice words, and glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately this is Marcellus Shale country and there are gas wells in the area; sometimes they are working at night. If the wind is right, you can hear it... Very sad, but there is nothing we can do about that. I'm sorry that bothered you. I hope the bullfrogs did their best to drown them out! (They can be PRETTY loud, too!!) Thank you for the visit. - Catherine

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Hipcamper Walt

Relaxing weekend

Walt P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2020

Nice relaxing weekend on a nice quiet lake. My wife and I were lucky because we were the only ones camping here this weekend so we camped right on the lake and had our own personal Gazebo right on the lake (normally it is a common area if there are other campers). They had boats and canoes to use along with a beautiful dock. Fishing was okay (Largemouth, pickerel and panfish), electric at Gazebo, water by a nearby cottage and views were gorgeous. Well maintained all around. The only drawback for a family would be there are NO restrooms, toilets or showers. It's camping at it's finest.

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Hipcamper Catherine
Response from Catherine, the Host, on June 24th, 2020

Thanks so much, and glad you enjoyed your stay -- I see you were blessed with a beautiful rainbow over the lake one day! The only toilet at the property is in our private cottage; and that is a drawback, but we just thought it would be nice to at least share the rest of the property with others regardless, for the days when the family isn't using it; it's a little sad to have no one enjoying it. Happy that you were able to have a nice weekend! - Catherine

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Hipcamper ashley

Lovely camping on a secluded lake

Ashley W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2020

Our camping experience was amazing! This secluded camping on the gorgeous lake was beautiful. Our dog Sadie was so happy running and rolling on the lovely field of grass leading to a charming gazebo and the lake. Our hosts were very gracious. I highly recommend camping at this wonderful place.

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Hipcamper Terence
Terence M.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2020

Just finished some AWESOME glamping at this site. My buddy and our two dogs were in heaven during our time here: fishing, paddling, swimming, hiking, chilling, and beers on the dock were some of the highlights. This site is in the middle of nowhere, but close enough to any amenities you might need. Additionally, the host Catherine and her family were incredibly nice, and even invited me and my buddy to their cottage to listen to some guitar in the evening. They were also very tolerant of our two crazy dogs! Can’t say enough good things about this hidden gem tucked away in PA, I highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Kelsey

Awesome family site

Kelsey S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2020

We had such a great stay! The campsite was flat and grassy and made for a comfortable sleep as compared to other places we’ve camped. The lakefront area was gorgeous - there was plants of room for our kids and dogs to play. The lake is super cute - it’s small with 10-15 hours around it. The perfect size for amateurs like us to kayak, row, and pedal around it. Our kids loved jumping off of the dock (the lake was surprisingly warm!). We had a great stay - it was super family friendly! The hosts were lovely and helpful and even had a map and printed sheet with information ready for us upon arrival which I really appreciated.

Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2020

The camping sites were well-kept. We were the only campers when we went, and it was peaceful. Our host was very helpful and gave great directions. We kayaked on the lake, and went fishing. Our children enjoyed observing the wildlife (woodpeckers, hummingbirds...etc.) Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves.

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