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Onion River Campground

· Plainfield, Washington, Vermont
23 acres hosted by Jaquelyn R.
3 tent sites
Onion River Campground is connected with Onion River Intentional Community. We hold events throughout our season, which runs from May 1st through October 31st. We offer spacious sites along the Winooski River, or come find a private nook tucked up in the apple orchard, next to the plum tree by the pond, or in the high meadow. Our amenities include: 26 spacious sites for rigs: 24 W/E and 6 W/E/S Plus 23 acres of private tenting options Owner-operated River access: Great fishing, wading, tubing, swimming Orchards and greenhouse: Join us for the harvest Trails, meadows, waterfall access Bathouse, free hot showers, free dumping Commercial party tent for functions Please keep in mind: We charge by the tent, not by the site.Somewhere under the rainbow, there's a place where everyone is welcome, where souls grow, and where the water always flows downstream except when it stops to swirl around in one place. Welcome to Onion River Campground! Spacious sites along the Winooski River, or come find a private nook tucked up in the apple orchard, next to the plum tree by the pond, or in the high meadow. Camping at Onion River is respectful and kind, and we generally have loads of fun! Good people, walking trails, Gorgeous foliage. Open May-October.  Some sites have water/electric/septic hookups and other have water and electric.  Dump station on site. We are a public campground, and we host community and private events throughout the season. Your camping trip during one of our events may be the highlight of your summer! Note: We require 24 hours notice before booking through Hip Camp. If you are on the road and need immediate accommodations for the evening, please call us. The number is available by searching "Onion River Campground." Also, keep in mind that we charge by the tent, NOT by the site. The nightly cost is by the tent. The sites listed on the HipCamp map are incorrect.
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93 ratings · 55 reviews
Rachel M.recommends
April 8, 2024
Onion River Campground
Stayed here during the eclipse and it was great! The river right next to the campsites was so peaceful and we had a great time. Thanks for letting us stay here!
Maxwell L.doesn't recommend
August 6, 2023
Onion River Campground
Worst Host Ever?
I think this is the first review I've ever written for anything, because this experience was just so bad. We are not from the area, and were not aware that a major storm had caused serious flooding in Vermont a few weeks before our stay. The host let us know less than 24 hours before we arrived that the sight was destroyed due to flooding that happened a few weeks prior. She told us that the bath house however, was still operational and so the site was functional but damaged pretty badly. Once we arrived, we noticed the site was pretty trashed and the main bridge to get there was destroyed, so we had to drive down the road and take an alternate path they made to accomodate. The bath house was barely functional and was not cleaned at all or stocked with any toilet paper, etc. The entire site reeked of a foul odor of what I can only assume was poop and sewage. Now, I understand that it isn't the host's fault there was a natural diaster at their site. But when we got there, we weren't sure how to get to the alternate path and the host would not respond to any messages or calls. We eventually figured it out, and went to register our tent site, but the host wasn't there, never returned and never got back to us. That along with the extremely short notice of the damage when there was ample time to let us know was extremely unprofessional and felt neglectful of guests. We made the most of it, but the host could not have been worse. I would never recommend because of her alone.
Cassandra M.recommends
June 20, 2023
Onion River Campground
The site we were on was amazing. Right next to the river.
Ian P.recommends
April 24, 2023
Onion River Campground
Tent camping by the river gave a nice sound during the night
Stephanie H.recommends
September 12, 2022
Onion River Campground
Small family - Wedding trip
We stayed at Onion River for affordable accommodations during a wedding. The showers were convenient with hot water and we had a nice spot next to the creek. Our side of the creek only had two camp sites and our neighbors were great. It’s not remote secluded and it’s also not KOA bustling - for us it was a nice middle ground. Firewood was easy to purchase, and we had a great time with the personal fire ring. With Verizon we had plenty of service at our site. To speak to some of the reviews I saw before we booked: we had no problems as tent campers getting in and out. And for us, the nights were super quiet after 11pm - not a peep. I think if there are reviews that this campground is loud that may have been a one-off… we could definitely fall asleep to the sound of the creek :)
Glorie F.recommends
September 3, 2022
Onion River Campground
We had the best time. It was super quiet and not too crowded (granted we were there mid-week) and was just what we were looking for in a campsite. Bathrooms and showers were super clean. The trails on the property were wonderfully maintained. We will be back!
Plainfield, Washington, Vermont, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jaquelyn R.Joined in March 2016
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 13 hours
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