View Full Version : Hang sites near Lancaster, PA (year round)?

01-17-2014, 22:09
Any suggestions on places to go for a quick one or two-night camping trip that are hammock friendly, open year round and near Lancaster, PA? Just got my WBBB DL 1.7 XLC and Superfly and am itching to break it in! Thanks!

01-17-2014, 22:29
Pine Grove Furnace?

01-18-2014, 05:51
+ 1 ^ Both are great places.

01-18-2014, 09:32
Pine Grove Furnace?

Donna here....the campground at Pine Grove Furnace SP is closed from Dec - April.

01-18-2014, 09:48
The AT offers options beyond the 501 shelter.

The Horse Shoe Trail has some great scenery in your area. I need to get back and hike it again.


There are numerous trails in the area.

Black Foot
01-18-2014, 10:09
NJ Winter Hang next weekend..little bit further away but lots of fun


01-18-2014, 20:04
Thanks everyone for the replies! I ended up at Susquehannock SP for an afternoon catnap dayhike today, and have checked out your other suggestions. Very much appreciated!

01-24-2014, 20:55
You can hang on the southern part of the Conestoga trail. The Horseshoe trail is ok at spots but you are stealth camping and always in someone's back yard.
AT is where I go for a 2 day trip. Love Swatara Gap

03-09-2014, 00:50
You might want to check out Tucquan Park Family Campground. Not to far from the Susquehanna river. I think they are open all year.
Good luck

03-09-2014, 09:21
Boiling springs area of the AT has great access to some truly epic trout streams. Just saying....

03-10-2014, 08:30
I love hiking the AT between RT 501 and RT 183. There is a very nice group of sites called Hertlein Campsite. There are plenty of hang sites and a beautiful little spring fed pond. I like it a lot more since I got off of the ground at night. :D

03-10-2014, 08:37
BTW, if you want to play by the rules you can only camp in state forest land in PA. In state parks you must pay for and camp in the designated sites. There is no camping on state game land property with the only official exemption within 200 feet of the Appalachian Trail. There are some areas of the AT that do not allow camping, these are normally well marked.