Where to RV or Tent Camp in New Jersey… Mountain View Campground in Little York
We love this place! If you need lots of “amenities” then the places we would choose to go may not be for you, but if you prefer real peace and quiet in a beautiful setting…. then go here!
Mountain View Campground is one of those places that has no “on line presence” to speak of, but it does have the most genuinely friendly owners (I did not once see the husband without a smile on his face!), and the most cared for (read loved!) looking grounds.
There are field sites where you can pull through and be on a lovely mown green, great for kids to romp about on although it is also a favorite hang out of numerous gnats, or go back a bit farther and be nestled in wooded sites under amazingly tall trees (where there are very few buggies). I loved the fire rings made of local stones. Each one looked like it had been thoughtfully hand stacked, Very cool!
There is water an electricity for all who wish it, and a dump station and lots of garbage and recycling bins, so you’re never far from one. We have our own facilitates, but I check out the bathhouse and found it rustic, but fresh and neat, with wooden raised flooring in the shower areas.
They have a real swimming hole too! It is spring fed and very clean, but Woo Hoo refreshingly cold on a hot Summer’s day! It has a sandy bottom and is delightful.
We, that is, the husband and I and especially our dog, Bella, enjoyed the corn fields that have a wide mown path all around each of them. They just seem to go on forever and make very pleasant walking in the morning or evening. There are many deer, and we spotted a ground hog, garter snake and all kinds of winged life!
The prices were as advertised “reasonable” (I’d say quite inexpensive! Where else can you stay for two nights for $60 and get views and peace like that!), so much so that we were able to enjoy a lovely fine dining experience at Indian Rock Inn in Bucks County Pa, right on the Delaware River.
In fact, we sat outside overlooking the river, and enjoyed the most amazing meals. Everything was so delicious, and the deserts absolutely decadent. As my husband said, all you need is a one page menu when the food is this good!
It was classic Bucks County as we’ve always known and loved it, classy and upscale, yet accommodating and casual enough that one couple brought their dog, who laid so politely beneath the table while they dined.
Our dinner had been well earned as we opted to go for a long walk along the Ken Lockwood Gorge in nearby Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. It is a wonderful walk along a closed gravelly dirt road along a beautiful rock strewn stream., that is perfect for a casual stroll or hiking alike.
The soothing sounds of the water swirling and rushing around the amazing array and variety of colorful stones and hugh boulders is refreshingly restoring and (“Ahhhhhh…..)” very peaceful. We saw numerous fly fisherman and lots of other walkers, plus folks on bikes (Next time we’ll bring ours too!).