Limited Access


No outside firewood from anywhere is allowed.                      Burn it where you buy it.  We do not allow firewood brought in from anywhere so we can protect our trees from disease or insects that will harm them.  

No exceptions!       U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

I just wanted to drop you a note.  We have camped all year and this trip was one of the best.  The staff was incredible and your campers were extremely friendly.  I know permanent campers tend to be wary of transient campers.  This was NOT or experience this past weekend  Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

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Not just a campground we are a community!

My husband and I came down from Maine.  It was my first time in 55 years that I lived outside Maine.  My husband took a job working  in the Mid Atlantic.  We found a campground in Kirkwood Pa., D&J Shady Rest Campground.  What this campground lacked in amenities it made up for in friendliness.  The campground may not have a swimming pool or laundry mat but it sure did have the right campers. I met some of the nicest people I could have ever met, I made friends friends for life at D&J Shady Rest, from the owners to the campers.  A safe and wonderful place to stay and visit.  My husband and I will go back and rent a cabin in July so we can be with our wonderful friends again.  Thank you  for making my home away from home so nice for me.  You will always hold a special place in our hearts                     Connie & Glenn   Maine

We have been at Shady Rest Campground for a few years now and we love the sound of the birds singing in the morning, the friendly hellos we get as we walk the campground and watching the horse and buggies go by.  We can go camping there to get away from the fast pace of the busy week to relax and enjoy some great camping. The owners are great people and will be sure you every need is met from showing you where all the nearest attractions are to just making your camping experience a good one.  The campground has activities Saturday evenings where campers can get together for a treat to eat, bingo and my favorite Christmas In July.  Come camp with us and you will come back                                             Joe and Jackie     Honeybrook pa 

We have been at D&J for several years now.  It was hard to convince me to put our trailer at one place.  I am sooooooo glad he convinced me.  We have been extremely happy at the campground.  It is very quiet, clean, family oriented, great neighbors and GREAT owners (which is necessary for a great campground).  If you want to do nothing this is the place to be and if you want to do day trips or just take a drive, again this is the place to be.  Looking forward to many many more relaxing years at D&J Shady Rest Campground.

               Mike & Kathi   Dundulk  Md.

We camped at D&J Shady Rest campground for 16 years.  A quiet family oriented campground where campers get together for FUN, FROLIC and FRIENDSHIP.  We left there to have more time traveling.  We still occasionally visit the campground where there is always a warm welcome back!  Thanks Linda and Ken          

Bob and Sue           Belair Md.

Don and I and my sister and her husband just spent a very nice relaxing weekend enjoying your campground.  It was just the kind of weekend we were looking for.    Thanks   Don and Judy Bair   Lionsville Pa.

Just wanted to thank you for an exceptional experience at D&J Shady Rest Campground.  I loved your site.  Everything was clean and quiet...Great for relaxing.  Ken had the showers at optimal pressure and plenty of hot water.  Look forward to seeing you again.                     Sincerely,  Jim Orcutt

    I have stayed at D&J Shady Rest in Kirkwood, Pa for two months, June and July, and would recommend anyone planning to visit Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore or even NYC to check out this location. There are many historical, Revolutionary war and Civil war sites, covered bridges and Amish farm markets in the area.

     The owners Ken and Linda are very friendly and helpful and there are activities such as Saturday morning breakfasts and dinners occasionally.

     The campsite is very clean, quiet and real shady......some mornings it is hard to tell the sun is up.  The sites have water, sewer and a very well regulated electrical service. (the best levels I have seen in 5 summers of traveling)

     I checked several other camps before picking D&J.  Out of 5 camps in the area only D&J answered my e-mail, the others I had to call.   Linda included all the information I needed in her e-mail and could handle my 40 ft 5th wheel with 3 slides

.H.C. Juengst