Hipcamp host Kara F.
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The Byrds Nest is a river front primitive campsite on the scenic Cacapon River in Great Cacapon, WV. The property is very secluded, but only 2 hrs from D. C. and Baltimore. The space can accommodate 5 tents comfortably or a few campers (w/o hookups) atm. Please note- I only book one group at a time. You'll have plenty of privacy. There are two fire

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The Byrds Nest is a river front primitive campsite on the scenic Cacapon River in Great Cacapon, WV. The property is very secluded, but only 2 hrs from D. C. and Baltimore. The space can accommodate 5 tents comfortably or a few campers (w/o hookups) atm. Please note- I only book one group at a time. You'll have plenty of privacy. There are two fire rings (one smaller with a grill set up, one larger for downfall) and a floating dock. Spend your day bird watching on the dock, mountain biking on Rock Ford road, paddling around, fishing, or taking a float trip. I can provide info on put in/take out spots depending on how long you'd like to float. BYO canoes/kayaks/tubes. There is a small cabin on the property under construction that I will be working on through out the warmer months. So I may be on the property from time to time, higher up at my own camp. I will sometimes come down to the river frontage if I drop in for a float. Please feel free to come up to the cabin to say hi! :) 

This spot is close by to Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw, Cacapon State Park, and other nature preserves. More hiking, biking, restaurants, spas, antiquing- all within a beautiful 20 minute drive if you wish to venture out. If I do not respond soon after your inquiry, its because I am without reception. Even if your inquiry expires in 24 hours- I will still get back to you! Thanks in advance for your patience. 



Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 60ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stre...
Fires allowed
Fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
No toilet
Pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Kara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Forest
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela S.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2017

We had a great late fall, cold weather camping experience at The Byrds Nest on the River. Kara gave us great instructions on how to find the campsite and provided tiki torches (bring your own fuel). The campsite is gorgeous with great views of the Great Cacapon River. We saw bald eagles and golden eagles, caught small mouth bass and stargazed on the floating dock. During the day we visited Berkeley Springs and had a nice time exploring the little town.

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany S.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2017

This space is calling for campers who enjoy a spacious campsite right on this gorgeous river! The Byrd's nest is a site with all camping amenities such as a picnic table (large), fire rings, and even a dock. Come to think of it, we could have pitched our tent right on the dock!

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Hipcamper Bruce
Bruce B.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2018

Great location on the river and awesome firepit for grilling! Saw 2 bald eagles and many people floating the river-would def go back.

Hipcamper Garland
Garland B.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2018

We got rained out and couldn’t go but Kara was fantastic! She updated me about the river and road conditions starting two days before the trip. I absolutely plan on trying again later in the year.

Hipcamper Kara
Response from Kara, the Host, on May 21st, 2018

So sorry the river had other plans! Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

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Hipcamper Elaine
Elaine L.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

We loved it! It was beautiful and peaceful. Kara was the best host we could have asked for and we had our privacy. We especially loved coming in to an already smoldering fire and a great configuration for a tie out for our dogs that allowed the one that likes to runaway the ability to roam safely with lots of room to explore. We experienced heavy rains and heavy amounts of mud and puddles but still had the best time camping we have ever had. River traffic keeps it interesting; there is often someone kayaking or tubing by to say hi. Would definitely return.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura H.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2018

Kara’s camp was absolutely perfect for our weekend getaway. Amenities were great from the fire pit, to the picnic table, to the dock. Kara was there to greet us as she worked on her cabin. She was very friendly, and gave us plenty of space to enjoy the sunshine and the river. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone.

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

Kara was super communicative and friendly. The campsite had an amazing fire pit, picnic table, (with an umbrella!) and lots of space to spread out.

The dock was lovely, we brought tubes and tied the to the dock to cool off in the afternoon.

Kara has clearly put a ton of effort into creating a little oasis, and I'm so glad we stumbled upon it! Would definitely return.

Hipcamper John
John P.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2018

Was an absolutely great site. Very private with a fantastic view of the river. Met Kara and some of her friends/family and all were very friendly. We took two of our dogs and I’m fairly certain they thought they had made it to dog nirvana. Would definitely camp here again.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian D.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2018

Kara was an amazing host and has a spectacular property. Her directions were simple to follow and very accurate. The campsite was situated against the river and provided a great backdrop, and a relaxing atmosphere. Kara stopped by with a few friends, Melanie, Timber ( a very well trained and energetic Blue Heeler), Clint , and her Dad Roy ( aka The General ). All were very accommodating and joined us for a few beers on the dock. Make sure to check out Doris’ Deli for the essentials. Liking forward to floating on the river next time.

Hipcamper Kara
Response from Kara, the Host, on April 24th, 2018

Awesome to meet you both! Hope to see you back up soon:)

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Property
The Bryds Nest on the River
State
West Virginia
$50/night
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