Hipcamp host Jen S.
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Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we are open  to host local Pa and Delaware campers only. Please do not show up to camp if you are not feeling well or if you have been exposed to the virus. We will work with you on re-booking. You will need to provide a copy of your Pa or Del  drivers license on arrival. Sites will be limited as well as the number of campers. We will have contac

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Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we are open  to host local Pa and Delaware campers only. Please do not show up to camp if you are not feeling well or if you have been exposed to the virus. We will work with you on re-booking. You will need to provide a copy of your Pa or Del  drivers license on arrival. Sites will be limited as well as the number of campers. We will have contactless check in with the sites numbered. Campers will fill out the registration form on the front porch and then go to their site. Please bring masks. They will be required around the main house , in the camp bathroom area and with any interactions with other guests or our farm animals. Social distancing rules will apply. Fishing will start June 15th and end October 31st. Barbless hooks are required for fishing.  We sell those if you do not have them. We will book  three  months at a time while we watch how things are progressing. Please only request to book if you live in Pa for the time being. We are also not accepting large groups. Thank you.

30-acre farm with goats, sheep, chickens and geese. Large stocked pond. Borders 1,000-acre Hibernia Park with hiking trails along the historic Brandywine river. Lots of wooded areas , trails, rock outcroppings and beautiful scenery. There is an indoor powder room with flushing toilet and sink for campers to use. 5 minutes from hospital. 10 minutes for grocery stores. 30 minutes to Amish country and Longwood Gardens. Hopewell Furnace, St. Peter's village, Daniel Boone homestead, Marsh Creek lake are all nearby. We have both designated sites and free open choice sites available. Check out our Facebook page - ScenicTurtle Ridge. Open Year Round . Children age three and under are free. Children age four and up must register as campers. All children must be supervised at all times and kept quiet from 10 pm to 8 am. Please make sure to check in before 10 pm. Please  like , tag and post some of your camping photos on our Facebook page- Scenic Turtle Ridge!

Note. We are a working farm. If you do not like animals or the noises they make please do not chose our camp. We have goats ,chickens ,ducks ,geese ,cats etc . Many of our animals roam free so please be ok with that if you chose to stay with us. Thank you .

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Jen a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 98%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Fishing is available in our one acre stocked pond for a fee.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Scenic Turtle Ridge in Pennsylvania.

Forest
Lake
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Heidi
Heidi H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 31st, 2018

We are traveling cross country on motorcycles and were glad to see hard-packed gravel driveway on our approach. The campsites were WONDERFUL and we had a hard time choosing but we chose the one with a huge fire pit and next to the pond, and a short walk to the bathroom. Jen has the hall and bathroom well-stocked with amenities if you need anything - even fixings for s’mores. We spent hours by the fire and hung out hammocks by the picnic table. It was a lovely stay and the ride to and from their farm is gorgeous.

PS: my bike battery was low in the am and Tom gladly produced jumper cables to jump start my bike. So grateful because I would’ve been stuck for awhile!

Scenic Turtle RidgeOur hammocks near the picnic table. Good morning! Scenic Turtle Ridge
Hipcamper Jen
Response from Jen, the Host, on May 31st, 2018

Thanks!! So glad to meet you and best wishes on your travels!

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Hipcamper Jill

Beautiful farm, lovely hosts

Jill S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 8th, 2019

My daughter and I had a great stay at Scenic Turtle Ridge this past weekend. The farm, which borders Hibernia County Park, is absolutely beautiful, and offers 4 campsites to guests. We stayed in Site 1, which sits on a low rise overlooking a large pond. It includes a picnic table and a large and beautifully designed fire pit. Guests are welcome to use an inside bathroom and can purchase amenities on the honor system if needed, like a s'mores kit, toothbrush, firewood, iced tea, coffee, etc. We were the only campers this weekend and it was such a treat to have the whole area to ourselves. We enjoyed seeing the animals on the farm and hiking a bit the next day at Hibernia. This would be a great spot to return to in the future -- I'm so glad we discovered it!

Sunset over the pond creating reflections of the early spring trees in the water.Tent in Site 1. Both shady and sunny spots are available, as the site is very large. Site 1 fire pit -- large vertical rocks block the wind, large flat rocks provide seating. Perfectly designed!
Hipcamper Tierney

Amazing experience

Tierney S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 27th, 2019

What an amazing experience! Scenic Turtle Ridge was beautiful, relaxing, and secluded. The hosts were so friendly and accommodating. They had a small wagon to bring things from your car to your campsite since you can’t drive up to your site. The trails were so close and had easy access to swim in the Brandywine. 100% would recommend this beautiful getaway! Will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Cliff
Cliff M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 28th, 2019

This trip lived up to the listing and our expectations. We stayed in site #2 and it was very secluded. Though it is a bit of a walk to get to the site so be prepared to carry your stuff. The hosts were great and very welcoming. Plus the animals are great. Good hiking trails with the Brandywine to swim in within 300 yards. Certainly would recommend and go again in the future.

Hipcamper Sarah

A night away from the city

Sarah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 22nd, 2019

Turtle Ridge is such a beautiful piece of property. We were tucked away in the woods and had our own fire pit and table/chairs. The bathroom was easily accessible and clean (even stocked with supplies to purchase if you forgot anything). My only con was that our particular site (#3) was on a slope so it was a little tough to find a somewhat flat area within the site to pitch our tent. But overall we had a great night staying there. Even bought some fresh eggs on the way out! Would love to stay again sometime.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Great camping experience

Stephanie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 28th, 2019

Turtle ridge was a nice getaway from the city. My friends and I enjoyed seeing all the animals and hiking through hibernia park. There were other campers but the campsite had good amount of privacy. I also liked the camp store, which had fresh farm eggs. I would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Thomas

Best place to get off the grid

Thomas H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 1st, 2019

We had an awesome time at this location. There were a total of 4 sites, all with their own unique qualities. We choose site 1 which has a huge rock camp fire area you can sit around and do whatever. This site also over looks the large pond (through the woods). Totally felt at peace at this location and a short walk to a very nice 1/2 bath and a room that serves as a mini camp store (honor system). The owners/hosts Jen and Tom were really great people with great knowledge of both the property and the area. Just behind the entire property is a trail (used to be an old railroad bed in which the tracks, etc have been removed, so it is flat and great to hike, bike and ride a horse (evidence of all of these). If you go left, you will run into Hibernia Park. If you go right you will run into a large rock grouping and you may very well find items such as arrowheads in the area. also behind the property is a posted stocked trout stream. Our two days stay started with us meeting Jen (host) and her showing us around. We meet Tom (host) a day later and were impressed with his knowledge of the history of the area and the property. Loved the sounds of the various sounds of the animals (goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, woodpeckers and even an owl. The hosts have a very nice 4 wheel cart to get your camp gear to your site. It moves with ease over the grounds. Everything was a very enjoyable smooth experience. We will camp here again for sure! Thanks!

Hipcamper Vincent

Beautiful, calm, relaxing

Vincent B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 30th, 2019

Our camp trip was absolutely amazing. Our camp site (site 2) was nice and private without being too far from where we needed to unload. The site itself was extremely well kept and offered all that we needed (water well, picnic table, fire pit). There was a beautiful trail essentially attached to the property that made for a great walk. From the large pond in the back to the woods all around and animals on property, the scenery was breathtaking. There was a very clean and stocked bathroom available for use on the property, as well as a variety of other last minute amenities one might need for sale (smores kits, mosquito repellent bracelets and candles, soaps, and other goodies). Overall, if you are looking for a small little getaway for a day or two, I highly recommend this place.

Hipcamper Jonathan

Scenic? check. turtles? check.

Jonathan E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 6th, 2020

Scenic Turtle Ridge was beautiful – there are indeed turtles in the lake, as well as fish, and there are plenty of farm animals to befriend nearby as well. For city-slickers especially, meeting the friendly goats and chickens is really exciting. The campgrounds are each furnished with stone firepits, as well as wooden tables, benches, and chairs. Be aware that there's limited privacy – campsite 1 is beautiful and spacious, but also very open; meanwhile, the other 3 campsites are much smaller clearings in the woods, but they're also very close together and the plant cover only goes so far. At the same time, the host gave us a ton of space while providing a number of free amenities, plus a handy camp store. Her attention to social distancing practices was very consistent and conscientious, which I definitely appreciated.
Despite the multiple ponds, there were surprisingly few mosquitoes! (That may be a small detail to most people, but I definitely noticed, as I'm extremely allergic!)
All-in-all, this is is a beautiful and relaxing campsite with the added bonus of all the animals and a park trail right next door. It's not a great fit for anyone looking for solitude or trying to avoid animals (why???), but it's a great experience – and an excellent value – for anyone who doesn't mind having other humans (and nonhumans) in eyeshot every now and then. I definitely expect to be back!

Awards

Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
2nd place
Property
Scenic Turtle Ridge
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$43/night
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