A handful of years ago we stood on the banks of the Susquehanna river. On the first piece of land we have ever gotten to call our own. We spent so much of our time outdoors, it seemed like a fitting choice for our family. The last few summers have been full of adventure because of it.
Countless days spent with family and friends, loads of first time experiences all around! Late nights around the fire, wagering who would make the biggest catch. (One memorable summer afternoon, over 30 fish were hooked and released from that river bank!) It was wonderful to be able to share those experiences with our family and friends. (and not a whole campground, but it's ok if you're into that kind of thing! Just don't expect it here.)
After a while an idea started to form, one that was close to our hearts. Around the fire of summers past we would discuss our childhood explorations. (As you know, under the stars and around the fire is the perfect setting for those types of talks.) A common theme between us was longing to camp by the river. Stories of trying and failing came from all around. (Sorry! We were just kids!) Now that we had the chance to campout along the Susquehanna river, we knew what we were really missing all these years.
We shared a love of our local lands, all of us are born and raised in the Lancaster County area. We had all been camping before but the river holds a special place in all of our hearts. This campsite allowed us to experience and explore the Susquehanna river like we never had before. It was a place to bring the whole family to learn to kayak, fish and so much more. The river is such a diverse place to explore, a never ending variety of adventure always waiting. It brought us back those feelings of our childhood. The endless possibilities the day could hold. Those hours spent exploring your backyard, the wonder that nature bestowed on a younger you.
What we had now was an opportunity and a choice. The hang ups on the idea of sharing our family's campsite didn't stack up to the fact that others might find the joy we have in our favorite spot. (It was an easy choice.) For those who love the outdoors and those looking to get started somewhere, we made this choice for you. Each of us has been in your shoes.
River Rock Recreation simply names what the campsite is all about. The Susquehanna river (Rocks!), the rocks the area is known for (You know, Chickies ROCK, Conoy White Cliffs, Sculpted ROCK at Conewago Falls), and the endless recreation opportunities.