After a harsh winter, we finally managed to venture out on our first camping trip of the year, this time to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Delaware Valley. Leave it to Soylamar to find Soaring Eagle, a beautiful campground on the shores of the Delaware river.
Without an RV just yet (an update on the project coming up later in the month), we had to endure two very cold nights in our KÖPPEN, but a view of the peace and beauty of the river at the crack of dawn was enough to decide it had been worth it.
It turns out the campground takes its name from a couple of Eagles that live in the area, and we had a chance to see them on their first morning flight scouring the river for breakfast.
The campground doesn’t have a pool or any of the “entertainment” amenities found in other places, but it offers water and electricity hookups for RV’ers; clean bathrooms and showers for those of us still “roughing it”; and is definitely the place to go if you enjoy fly-fishing, canoeing, tubing or simply enjoying the peace, quiet and beauty of the area. This was their opening weekend, and Brian (Soaring Eagle’s owner and friendly host) told us they were still working on a few details like the Wi-Fi, but it was still a great place to camp.
For us, the lack of extra amenities provided a place where we could truly relax; and the lack of Wi-Fi was chance to test our ability to work from the road using our own connectivity devices. With very limited signal (ranging between no signal and one to two bars in AT&T’s 4G LTE network – We also carry an iPad Mini on Verizon’s network and that didn’t fair any better in terms of signal strength) I am happy to report that using our AT&T device, it was still sufficiently fast to upload the video in this article, text with our daughters at home, receive and answer work emails, and even VPN to the office to do some work.
Within a few miles of the place where we are planning to buy our RV, Soaring Eagle is at the top of our list and definitely one of the first places we’ll stop when we finally get our rig. Brian told us that in the summer months the place gets packed, so if you want to enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the place, plan ahead and make your reservation early. With or without an RV, the campground is a must!