Hipcamp host Altje M.
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This is a unique tent camping experience next to the French Creek, an Exceptional Value stream,in picturesqueChester County, Pennsylvania. Enjoy your own fire pit, picnic table, stream-side bench, and creek access in a lovely field surrounded by sycamore, walnut and locusttrees. Book a scenic trail ride atthe horse farm next door,go fly fishing in the fly fishing only

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This is a unique tent camping experience next to the French Creek, an Exceptional Value stream, in picturesque Chester County, Pennsylvania. Enjoy your own fire pit, picnic table, stream-side bench, and creek access in a lovely field surrounded by sycamore, walnut and locust trees. Book a scenic trail ride at the horse farm next door, go fly fishing in the fly fishing only designated stream next to your campsite, or enjoy one of the many local hiking trails. This site is both secluded and accessible and is near many destinations, such as the Brandywine Valley, West Chester, French Creek State Park, the Schuykill River Trail, and not far from Philadelphia. We also have a genuine 18 foot Native American tipi available for rent for an additional $20 per night. 

Trail riding - smfhorses.com

Fishing - Our property sits in the middle of a 0.9 mile section of creek that is fly fishing only.  If you're a fly fisherman, you likely know of this section of French Creek, so we'll stop there.  For spin fishing, you must go upstream, beyond the dam at the abandoned Camp Sleepy Hollow, or for even better fishing, go downstream, beyond the covered bridge at Hollow road.

Hiking - There are many hiking trails within driving distance, but just across the creek is a nice 2 mile hike: Hop out to the road, make a left, then an immediate right once you're across the bridge.  Follow the creek until you reach a road. Cross the bridge and follow the creek back to the abandoned camp, where you'll see the trail continue up a short, but steep hill. Once you're at the top of the hill, make a right and follow the road until you see your campsite on the left.  

DISCLAIMER: In the rare case of severe weather conditions (flash flooding, hurricanes, etc.), the site must be closed for safety. If you have already made a reservation on a day of severe weather, your fee will be refunded. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
No pets
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Altje a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Forest
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near Sheeder Mill

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Hipcamper John
John K.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2018

Absolutely perfect trip. Large piece of land. Plenty of room to have a catch or whatever. The owners were so love. When we got there they came down to meet us and came down a few more times while we were there to check on us. Can't wait to go back.

Hipcamper Altje
Response from Altje, the Host, on May 7th, 2018

Thanks John! It was a pleasure having you all camp with us!

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Hipcamper KyAnn
Ky Ann M.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2018

Sheeder Mill Creekside camping is a private location off of a gorgeous road leading up to the property. The road itself is lined with beautiful homes and fields that is almost reminiscent of another country and takes you back in time. It was lined with trees and scenic valleys as well as an established horse farm just up the road from the property that offers trail rides and horsebacking riding through their farm. The creek is right on the edge of the property which gives great views as well as fly fishing options and other fishing options further upstream and downstream from the campsite. It was wonderful setting up camp right by the creek and getting to hear the rippling sounds of the creek in the background for the duration of our stay. There is a toilet available at this location, which was a super nice convenience! This property is a wonderful location that resides in a quiet area that is great for getting away from the city and enjoying nature by the creek. The hiking and fishing options are great opportunities to get out into nature and really enjoy the area. We would highly recommend this location to anyone looking to stay in a quiet location that offers great hiking and fishing options as well as a beautiful campsite to relax throughout the day!

tent people picnic tableFly fishing is available in the creek as well.Resting stump by the creek.tent forest lodging
Hipcamper Altje
Response from Altje, the Host, on May 7th, 2018

Thanks KyAnn!

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Hipcamper Gil
Gil S.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2018

Site is BEAUTIFUL, grassy area right next to French Creek, trails nearby, very peaceful. Host Altje extremely congenial and accommodating- many thanks!

Hipcamper Altje
Response from Altje, the Host, on May 16th, 2018

Thanks so much, Gil!

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Hipcamper Erin
Erin S.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

I highly recommend this property! Surrounded by bright green trees and grass, flowers, and the creek. Tons of space. We set up chairs and food around the picnic table and fire pit but put our tent right next to the creek so we could sleep to the sounds of the creek. There is a small road next to the property so there is a very small amount of car noise but I considered it negligible and otherwise heard nothing but the sound of nature and the nearby farm. If you're into disc golfing, there are several courses nearby. You can fly fish or wade in the creek. Water and firewood provided. Thanks to Colin for the tip about a nearby under-the-radar disc golf course! Really great first experience with HipCamp.

Hipcamper David
David G.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

The roaring sound of the creek and soft manicured ground makes for a great nights sleep

Hipcamper Meghan
Meghan B.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2018

This place was a beautiful little corner of the property with an amazing Creek which was perfect for the weather. The hosts are very kind and helpful! Seeing the horses ride by all day and chickens walking around and cows in the field across the street was really nice!

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Hipcamper Altje
Response from Altje, the Host, on September 24th, 2018

Glad you liked it and thanks for sharing your pictures!

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma R.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2018

Despite the slightly terrifying weather, we had a great time camping and if I need a camping sight again I will definitely be coming back here!

Hipcamper Jim
Jim D.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2018

Great little camping spot next to frech Creek. Fly fishing and camping with my boys at a perfect location. We didn't catch "Walter" but we will be back to try again. Our hosts we're discreet but had the site fully prepared.

Hipcamper Dennis
Dennis L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 6th, 2018

Nice idealistic part of PA. There lawn was freshly mowed when we got there. It's located by a creek and next door to a horse farm which means horse poop on the road, but not at the site. We arrived after a torrential downpour the night before so there pockets of water on the were lawn. The creek ended up being a muddy River after the rain so we weren't able to go in.

The site itself is not bad, on an unused area of the property a bit closer to the house than i expected. The owners greeted upon arrival but were otherwise not existent, which was a good thing.

Because if the rain, most of the wood left out wasn't initially useable because it seemed to have been left out over night. Luckily we had our own bundles that we used and then threw in the wet logs to dry and burn alongside.

Once the lawn dried there was room to to set up games and such that would not be doable at a state park site. Basically can jam.

The poop tent must have been set up earlier in the night or left open because there were tons of mosquitos and spiders in it upon opening. We moved it and shook out all the insects. It was our first time using a compost toilet which is basically a toilet seat on a bucket filled with dust. It wasn't an ideal bathroom, especially because it was prefilled with sawdust about 3/4s full. Did not really support 6 people at the site and some of us took toilet runs to Wawa's 8 minutes away.

There was a pile of bright brown poop which belonged to some animal. It was located right next to the tent that one of our parties rented so that was a bit off putting.

Property
Sheeder Mill
State
Pennsylvania
$40/night
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