Hipcamp host Jonathan S.
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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 mo

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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, vans, trailers
2 sites
Up to 15 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
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
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
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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

Fall Fun

Wide variety of trees including aspen, oak, maple and pine make fall foliage a delight to see while camping here.

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.

Swimming hole

Small pond for swimming.

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 Duane
Duane S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 21st, 2019

A great time had on a beautiful property! The kids explored, fished and ran all over the place.

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on May 23rd, 2019

Thanks Duane! I'm happy to provide a place for others to enjoy camping as well.

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Hipcamper Kevin

A relaxing spot to unwind.

Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2019

The Pond was a nice and quite getaway for us. There are several spots with fire rings and picnic table access within the sparse trees. There's also a wide open area with a nice fire ring setup for cooking. The pond area is full of frogs, bass and other critters. The dogs loved playing in the creek and walking the property. We'll be back for sure and we'll bring some friends with us next time.

Great spot for dinnerPerfect camp spot to relax. The dogs loved exploringThe Pond is full of wildlife.
Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

Glad you guys and the pups enjoyed camping at The Pond!

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Hipcamper Cory
Cory L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2019

A really lovely little spot. There are a few perfect little campsites. The pond is lovely. It would be a great spot for a group.

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

Thank you Cory! By the way, I totally agree that the entrance into the grass needs to be better marked. It's on my to-do list. As is marking the actual campsites so I can change this from dispersed to designated camping areas.

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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 Amelia

Nice night at the pond

Amelia R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2019

It was great camping at the pond! We arrived super late at night and were really just using it as a stop over on a long road trip, but waking up this morning it was clear the site and surrounding pastoral areas were beautiful. Jonathan was super responsive when I was contacting him. even in the dead of night the site was easy to find with Jonathan’s written instructions. The site is really nice, super well maintained and we camped in a really nice tree grove. Overall we were really pleased with our experience. Thanks Jonathan!

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on July 4th, 2019

Glad you enjoyed the spot. Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Lucretia

So much more than you pay for!

Lucretia L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2019

Wow! Beautiful location, just out of the way enough. We were lucky to have the place to ourselves and enjoyed roaming around in the sunshine and the rain. Plenty of space if you have a large group. Nice spots for tents and small RVs. Jonathan was a gracious host and stopped by to say hello (he texted to let us know he’d be mowing the grass in the distance) and to let us know we didn’t have to rush with checkout. Really considerate. Fast communication upon arrival when I drove past the entrance. :-) We’d love to return!

These majestic trees were favorites. We chose a location away from the pond and walked over throughout our stay. Locations right near it are also lovely. Lots of dragonflies, very few mosquitos. Our first time in the car tent was a success! After an evening of heavy rains, we were grateful for the sunshine the next day. Packing up was bittersweet. When you leave the homemade pancake mix at home, make French toast with English muffins and stewed peaches!
Hipcamper Asad
Asad K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2019

The Pond was awesome. There was plenty of camp space for a large group of friends and I and we had the area all to ourselves. The fire wood and fire pits where great, along with the picnic bench. It wasn't the most secluded or had the prettiest views, but it was perfect for a night camping trip on the road with a large group!

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on July 10th, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Marisa
Marisa K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 10th, 2019

The campsite was beautiful and clean and private when we stayed there. Jonathan was also very helpful at getting us there!

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Hipcamper Diana

Just perfect

Diana R.
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(Dispersed site)
August 21st, 2019

Everything was perfect. Definitely would go back. Jonathan was more than helpful. A definite success! Thanks Jonathan!!

Hipcamper Jonathan
Response from Jonathan, the Host, on August 23rd, 2019

Awesome! So glad you enjoyed your time there. Come back any time!

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Property
The Pond
State
Pennsylvania
$14/night
2 Sites
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