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 small campers (w/o hookups) at the moment. Please note- I only book one group at a time. You'll have plenty of privacy. Spend your day bird watching
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 small campers (w/o hookups) at the moment. Please note- I only book one group at a time. You'll have plenty of privacy. Spend your day bird watching on the floating 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. (I have 3 tubes available for your use, but please BYO canoe/kayaks). There is one big fire ring with an adjustable grate for cooking, along with a large stationary stand up charcoal camp grill. There is also a small shed down at camp that contains extra tiki torches, rope, tarps, shovel, shade tent, tackle box etc.. feel free to use use and put back and or/ contribute to it. :)
****** There is another site on the property I created for very large groups, The Crows Nest. You can book it separately on Hipcamp if you have a large group and want some more space. It can also be booked individually if you're looking to come to the area, and The Byrds Nest is Booked! :) (FYI this site is not river front, take a look at the site map in the pictures) ******
This spot is close by to Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw Tunnel, 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, it's 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.
There is a cabin on the property. I will more often be home than not, I will communicate with you about that around your stay. Sometimes I"ll come down to the river frontage if I drop in for a float. Also please note, we all get around on four wheelers and UTV's. So you will hear them from time to time. If I am home, please feel free to come up if you have any concerns/questions or to say hi! :)
*Please note, you can normally get to this site without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. However, when the river is high it will sometimes flood the low water bridge where it crosses the Cacapon. If this is the case during your stay, there is a back way in over the ridge. You will absolutely need 4 wheel drive and it takes about 30 minutes longer- but you'll be rewarded with beautiful views and waterfalls at the switchbacks:) I will provide all necessary information before your stay regarding projected river levels and directions. I will also offer a full refund if the bridge is impassable and you decide not to come.
*Please visit Cacaponriver.org prior to your stay for more info on our beautiful river:)
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 91%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
BYO canoe/kayak, no power boats.
There is horseback riding at Cacapon State Park.
Natural features you'll find at The Byrds Nest on the River in West Virginia.
The driveway is gravel, very windy, the turn arounds are tight and not suitable for any campers/cars w/trailers over 20 ft. long.
The vibe at The Byrds Nest on the River
Places to see near The Bryds Nest on the River
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.