Hipcamp host Jonathan S.
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I've changed this listing to only allow one group of campers on the property at a time. As always, please leave it better than you found it. If I happen to be on the property myself, whether I'm camping or maintaining the property, I will practice social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you everyone!

Enjoy tent or overland cam

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I've changed this listing to only allow one group of campers on the property at a time. As always, please leave it better than you found it. If I happen to be on the property myself, whether I'm camping or maintaining the property, I will practice social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you everyone!

Enjoy tent or overland camping by the pond. Set in a farmland valley about 30 minutes from the Appalachian Trail. Beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset through the valley. Catch and release fishing for bass or take a dip in the pond. Take a stroll through the woods and enjoy some of the wildlife such as deer, rabbits, turtles, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, salamanders and more.

30A, 50A and 110 electrical outlet is available at a breaker box closer to the road if you need to plugin. There are three fire pits available. Please use any firewood already cut on the property, or feel free to use any downed trees for firewood. Please do not bring firewood from outside the area.

The neighbor to the east helps keep an eye on the property while I'm away. Please be courteous and keep the volume down after 10PM. Enjoy and leave it better than you found it if possible.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Route 17 provides a scenic ride through this farm land.

Fishing

The pond is stocked with bass. Please catch and release.

Hiking

The property is 21 acres. Feel free to take a walk up the ridge in search of wildlife.

Wildlife watching

Or hearing? Keeps your ears open to the sounds of owls, hawks and frogs. I've seen deer, turkey, squirrels, chipmunks, skinks, ...Read more

Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Overland Camping at The Pond in Pennsylvania.

Forest

Over 3/4 of the property is forested with a wide variety of trees. Feel free to hike to a more remote and set up camp if you like.

Mountainous

The property is part of a ridge that lies before the Ickesburg mountain separating Perry and Juniata counties.

River, stream, or creek

A stream runs along and through the property. A great place to find salamanders and rocks with fossils.

Farm

This property once was connected to the farm to the east where my father was born. This property lies in the valley between far...Read more

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Hipcamper Luke
Luke F.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2019

Great little spot to stay at, quiet and reserved. There was plenty of firewood available. I would definitely recommend it to a friend!

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on April 29th, 2020

Thank you for the review Luke! Nice setup you have there under the pines.

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Hipcamper Susan
Susan J.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2019

Wonderful spot to get away. We stayed in the upper spot and it was lovely. Campfires and stars are the best entertainment on a fall weekend. Didn’t have any trouble finding the site. Sites are scattered and not too close together. We definitely will go back.

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on October 14th, 2019

So glad you enjoyed the view of the night sky!

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Hipcamper Jonathan

10 out of 10!

Jonathan B.
recommends this listing.
December 23rd, 2019

We just stayed here for a few nights of winter camping and were very happy with our stay. The directions to the sites were very accurate, everything including the property as a whole was clean and well kept. I highly recommend this property and plan on staying again in the future!

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on April 29th, 2020

Thank you Jonathan! Winter camping can be some of the best experiences as the forest is much different than it is other times of year. The wildlife, smells, sounds and of course the campfire are much more meaningful and make for some awesome times.

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Hipcamper Marc

Great site in the perfect spot.

Marc C.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2020

Site was clean and the pond was clear. Kids had a great weekend. Got to meet Jonathan, he was a great host. Look forward to coming back soon.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on April 29th, 2020

Thank you Marc! It was great seeing you. Glad the kids enjoyed some time out in nature!

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick P.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2020

It was nice and quiet.

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on April 29th, 2020

Thank you Nick! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Jena

Beautiful getaway

Jena B.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2020

I was thrilled to find this well kept campground with beautiful scenery and pond with wildlife and hiking! Jonathan was a gracious host in making sure all questions were answered and done so in a timely manner. I enjoyed my stay and will be recommending this campground to friends and family!

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on April 29th, 2020

Thank you Jena! You really captured the morning sunrise perfectly!

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Hipcamper Hallie

Great stay on the pond!

Hallie M.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2020

We had a great two night stay at The Pond! There are lots of great tent sites either around the pond or up by the permanent bell tent that the owner keeps on the property. Our pups had a great time exploring. We pushed our trip into the work week because of the weather, and were woken up by some logging (chain saws, trucks, etc.) at the property next door, but that likely wouldn't be a problem during the weekend. There were a couple of kids that walked through our campsite hunting on our last day there, but otherwise it was a huge place and very private for a small or large group. John was an excellent communicator and gave a lot of great advice about camping in colder weather.

Hipcamper Rich

Great relaxing getaway

Rich M.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2020

Johnathan was very friendly, he was at the property when we arrived. We spoke for a few minutes and he gave us the lay of the land.
We had a great time. Kids went swimming in the pond, we caught a few bass and enjoyed exploring up and down the small stream.

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on May 28th, 2020

It was great meeting you guys! Glad you had a fun time.

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Hipcamper Jayson

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Jayson C.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2020

The site was beautiful and was everything we had hoped for. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend a nice escape from city life. Jonathan has done a wander full job with the property, it was clean and well maintained. We will definitely be planning another stay in the future.

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on June 3rd, 2020

So glad for the kind words Jayson! Thank you for leaving it as beautiful as you found it. Come back any time!

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Awards

Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Property
The Pond
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site
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