Hipcamp host Eric P.
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Pitch your tent in our beautiful secluded woods, one acre in front of you and 100+ behind, where you'll have your own fire ring and picnic table, shower & commode !

Summer is beautiful around here, everything is in full bloom, crops are getting high and are already abundant. And the new animals that were born in the spring are up and about. 

There are many hikin

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Pitch your tent in our beautiful secluded woods, one acre in front of you and 100+ behind, where you'll have your own fire ring and picnic table, shower & commode !

Summer is beautiful around here, everything is in full bloom, crops are getting high and are already abundant. And the new animals that were born in the spring are up and about. 

There are many hiking trails all around as well as 2 pinnacles overlooking the Susquehanna river where eagles love to nest. The river is a short 2 miles away where you can kayak or fish. There is also a very large lake in a beautiful park where you can hike, picnic, fish, kayak and canoe. And plenty of playgrounds around for the kiddos.

Come enjoy a few days in the hills of the Susquehanna river, amongst the Amish and the fresh air.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Eric a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are bicycle enthusiasts riding in these hills year round. If you like a safer, less hilly ride you can ride around one o...Read more

Boating

If you have a vessel you can ride it on the river, in the local creeks or at the local lake. At the lake they also rent severa...Read more

Fishing

You can fish on the river or on the lake and possibly the creeks. I’m not a fisherman so I’ll have to check that.

Hiking

Many trails are all over this county and the county on the other side of the river. I’ve been on a handful and never grow tire...Read more

Horseback riding

Nearby is a riding farm where they take you on a guided ride.

Paddling

Kayaking, canoeing, tubing is in abundance in our neck of the woods. Not on our property but nearby.

Wind sports

I’m guessing you can do sailing on the river. I’ve not seen it but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening!

Off-roading (OHV)

I’m sure there are trails around here to ride. I see so many of these on the back of trucks. Let me know if you’re interested...Read more

Climbing

I’ve seen people climbing some of the local rock faces. But there’s also a great indoor climbing arena about 45 minutes from us.

Snow sports

There is a ski resort about an hour from us. Other than that you can cross country in the parks.

Swimming

There is a public pool the next town over, about 10 miles, not far. Other than that there are swimming holes that are good for...Read more

Wildlife watching

There deer, turkeys, Fox, all sorts of wild animals but probably the most exciting are the eagles that nest down by the river.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Hills Hideaway in Pennsylvania.

Lake

We have a lake at Muddy Run Park that is a mike from the house. You can rent all kinds of boats to explore the lake and you ca...Read more

Mountainous

We call them Hills around here, I’m not sure what makes a hill a mountain but these are beautiful. Just not as high as mountai...Read more

Prairie, meadow, or plain

Yes, yes and yes all around these parts.

River, stream, or creek

We are 2 miles from the Susquehanna River where you can boat or fish. There are many creeks in the area for kayaking, canoeing...Read more

Swimming hole

There are a few great spots in creeks for swimming. Bring your water shoes or an old pair of tennis shoes !

Waterfall

There are some small waterfalls on some of the creeks where you can take a dip !

Farm

There are farms all around us, mostly Amish.

Driveway

We have a driveway where you can park and a golf cart to bring your gear back to the campsite.

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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine W.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

This is a nice private well cleared campsite on the property of a very nice friendly couple. Short walk from driveway to campsite. Totally private. Fire ring already supplied w kindling and tons of firewood nearby. Owners have several cats some of which are very friendly and inquisitive but largely left us alone. Kelly’s Run nearby was an awesome beautiful moderately difficult hike. If you like road riding, this area is perfect for you. Huge rolling hills though not much in the way of shoulder. Discovered a rail trail about 20 minutes away near the Turkey Hill Campus. Was beautiful! We will definitely return.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam L.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Nice site tucked behind the owner's house and a thick area of trees providing privacy. Overall comparable to camping at a State Park camping loop, it comes with a brick fire ring with a grill rack, picnic table, and some logs to sit on. You will know other people are around and you can hear some traffic, but it still feels secluded and private once you settle in around the fire.
Tips:
Great hiking and/or overlooks of the river at Kelly’s Run, Muddy Run, or Susquehannock State Park all of which are only a few minutes away. Also, the Enola Low Grade Trail is close if you want a to go for a walk/run/cycle on an even surface away from traffic. Susquehannock State Park has multiple loops of varying degrees of difficulty and lots of nice scenery, so you can cater to your hiking ability.

You get pretty used to the Luggable Loo pretty fast (bucket with kitty litter and a toilet seat) but if you really want a flushable toilet once in a while there are restrooms at the grocery store or Susquehannock State Park both of which are only 10 minutes away.

There are a lot of cats and a friendly dog that may come by once in a while, but it was not bothersome. However considering the area’s many horses traveling on the local roads and some of the hiking trails, as well as the animals near the camp site, remember to check your shoes for surprises before you hop back in the car!

Lots of nearby farm stands for fresh produce, dairy, and meat , Maplehofe Dairy was a great stop for icecream and whoopie pies after hiking.

Eric and Donna were wonderful hosts, communicative before the stay and Donna was there to show us around at check-in and had the golf cart available if we needed to get the camping gear the short way to the camp site.

Enough space for two tents (and some rain)!Pleasant farm across the road.Curious local visitor.
Hipcamper Brian

River hills hideaway

Brian S.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

This was a great weekend retreat for my pregnant wife and myself. The hosts were great, greeted us at arrival and helped us unload our gear with their golf cart.

We were given the choice of two campsites and choose the one in the pictures after a property tour. Both sites were private and quiet.

Kelly's Run was a great trail for us and less than four minutes away.

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer M.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

We definitely enjoyed our weekend stay at this campsite. Donna and Eric were very friendly and helpful, even offering tips on local attractions prior to our arrival. This is not a drive-up campsite, but it was only a 1-minute walk to the site from the driveway and our hosts helped us load up their golf cart when we arrived to bring our gear to the site. We enjoyed meeting their sweet dog and many cats who wandered by from time to time. We also loved how secluded the site felt -- it's surrounded by trees (bring insect repellent!) and looks just like the pictures! We recommend checking out the Pinnacle Overlook nearby -- the view of the river is just stunning and there are plenty of picnic tables if you want to stay for lunch like we did. Thank you Donna and Eric for a great stay!

Hipcamper Courtney

A hidden gem

Courtney A.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020

Staying at River Hills Hideaway was a wonderful experience. The hosts are among the kindest in the world and will go above and beyond to ensure you have everything you need. The camping sites were clean and equipped with a picnic table, campfire grill, water source, and primitive bathroom/shower. The property is beautiful so make sure you take some time to explore and pick wild raspberries. It is also fully fenced in leaving you worry free if you are bringing along your pups for your stay. You will also be close to a variety of activities just minutes away. You will not regret staying at River Hills Hideaway!

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle C.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2020

We really enjoyed our stay here during the July 4th weekend. Our campsite was lovely and felt peaceful, and the location is a great jumping off point for lots of great natural areas to explore.

Hipcamper Edwin

Peace and quiet

Edwin J.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2020

Nice site under poplar trees. Lots of shade. Eric and his wife are good people. Just down the road from susquehanna river. Had a great time

Hipcamper Jenny

Warm welcoming hosts + sweet space

Jenny W.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

Loved our stay! Eric & Donna were so warm and welcoming, they both just made everything incredibly easy and enjoyable. This was our first experience with Hipcamp so couldn't be more pleased. Thank you for all the extras too, River Hills Hideaway! From the sweet space furnished with plenty of shade and firewood to the private outdoor bathroom and shower provisions. The darling cats were enjoyable as well. We can't wait to book our next stay. Thank you!!

Perfect hammock space
Sweet, friendly camp cats 😻Hammock view
Hipcamper Bradley
Bradley E.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2020

Eric and his wife (and their dog Maverick) are absolutely amazing! My girlfriend and I stayed for 5 days at the lower campsite (there are 2 options to choose from). The site had a great setup with grill grate for cooking over the fire, a picnic table, and plenty of tree cover for shade. A very short walk away on property there is a water well and also a poptent bathroom/shower with a luggable loo for non #1. The property is about 7 mins from the nicest Giant I've ever seen and a beer distributor. About 10 mins away you hit Susquehannock park with multiple overviews overlooking the river, as well as a few swimming holes. Downtown Lancaster is also only a 25-30 min drive. Lots of good restaurants, boutiques, and a great farmers market 3 days a week. We had an amazing and relaxing time while still enjoying a few amenities like potable water. Eric is also the man! He loves Big Lebowski more than me somehow. We will definitely be returning and bringing friends to camp on the upper site (big enough for 8 people). Plenty of firewood! Couldn't have been happier with our stay, and the value provided! Thank you Eric! We'll bring you Sarcone's bread next time we visit!

Property
River Hills Hideaway
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site
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