Hipcamp host Emily H.,
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These sites are located along Sterling Creek on a trail in the woods. 

These sites are intended for beginner campers and families who prefer to relax close to civilization. If you are looking for a deep woods, primitive site, this is not for you. It is recommended to book another site if you exceed 8 people. Please send a message if you have any qu



These sites are located along Sterling Creek on a trail in the woods. 

These sites are intended for beginner campers and families who prefer to relax close to civilization. If you are looking for a deep woods, primitive site, this is not for you. It is recommended to book another site if you exceed 8 people. Please send a message if you have any questions!




Site 1/Site A is the first site along the trail and it includes a rock fire pit, a picnic table, a bench, pallets to stack your fire wood, and an additional pit with a grate for cooking. This is a large site that can fit multiple tents or campers. Campers must pass through Site A to get to other sites. The outhouse is also located at Site A. 

Site 2/Site B is more secluded and it is down a steep hill. Please note that it may be difficult for some vehicles to drive back up the hill, so it may need to be parked before entering the site. With that being said, there has not been any issues thus far with cars getting back up. This site is located right next to a small frog pond. Kids love catching frogs here! This site can fit 2-3 tents. A wooden bench and a fire pit is provided at this site.

Site 3/Site C is a small, one tent site with a metal fire ring. The site is directly off the trail with a view of the creek. No other amenities are provided. 

Site 4/Site D is located back off the trail and can accommodate 1 tent. This site has a rock fire pit and no other amenities are provided. 



There is one outhouse (blue bowl) located at Site A and it is shared with other campers, if other sites are booked. Campers must walk back through the trails to access (no more than a quarter of a mile walk). 

We are located 15 minutes from the Sterling Renaissance Festival, Sterling Stage, Fair Haven State Park and beach, and the Sterling Nature Center!

***Fair Haven Beach: Approximately $8 per car. Has a sandy beach for swimming, fishing, a pier, and hiking trails. 

***Sterling Nature Center: Free entry. Has a rock beach for swimming (water shoes recommended), dogs allowed on a leash, and hiking trails. 

***Stering Renaissance Festival: Select weekends July-August.

There is a convenience store located a minute away for any last minute needs. Fire wood is available for purchase heading north on Route 104. Less than 10 minutes away there is a 24 hour convenience store and restaurant. 

Please review check-in instructions prior to arrival as some phones do not get service. AT&T gets the best cell service, Verizon is hit or miss, and other providers such as Sprint and T-Mobile may not work. 

The owner of the land, Pete, often drives down to the site to ensure the campers are settled and can answer any questions. Upon request, he can show you where the water spigot is located. 


Any trash or belongings brought in MUST be carried out. Thank you!


*Please note that using a port-a-potty is not for everyone. If you don't feel comfortable using one, please bring your own or use the woods. This is camping after all :)

*In the spring, or after a good rain, the trails may be muddy in some areas. Please stay safe. As the summer gets hotter, the creek may dry up in some spots. If you are coming in the later summer, you shouldn't expect a great, flowing creek. 

*Upon entering the sites, you will encounter Pete's collection of machinery, cars, and other equipment. Once you are on the trails, you will be surrounded by greens. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send a message! We hope to see you soon!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Emily a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


About half a mile trail along the creek and campsites.



Natural features you'll find at Secluded Sites along Sterling Creek in New York.

River, stream, or creek

Creek is flowing in the spring, dries up towards late summer.


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Hipcamper Jeff

A great labor day weekend

Jeff C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2021

site near the frog pond was beautiful. the creek is shallow there but very pretty as well.

Hipcamper Zara
Zara H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 25th, 2021

Emily let me know before my stay that, since I would be the only camper, I could choose from any of the sites. I scoped all of them out and site B is by far the coolest! It felt secluded and private while still being open. I also found the little hill to be super easy, far less disconcerting than it appeared. My Honda CR-V had no problem either way. The frog pond at site B was indeed full of singing frogs and the creek right by me was lively thanks to the rain. Saw lots of crayfish and more frogs, plus some minnows. I think the entire property was lovely! Although I could hear some work being done on the farm, the evening was mostly quiet and I never saw a soul--exactly what I wanted. Emily's description is accurate. I knew I was in the vicinty of other people but never felt invaded on, perfect for my first solo camping trip. I will note that while site A is super cool and fatastic for bigger groups, you can see the farm property/people's vehicles; site B just down the hill kept me totally on my own. There were lots of bats at night and the stars were beautiful! All in all, I had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend for anyone who wants to have some seclusion and privacy without being totally removed from the world.

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Hipcamper William

Great campsite!

William K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 19th, 2021

Great camp site! I was able to book this site last minute with no issues. Near a creek which is great to fall asleep to and the amenities were nice!

Hipcamper Caden
Caden P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 18th, 2021

Pete was very accommodating and very helpful when we asked about attractions in the area. Our spot was freshly mowed before we got their, private , clean and quite. Will certainly be booking this site again for the sterling festival next year!

Hipcamper Kirsten

Enjoyed our stay!

Kirsten B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 17th, 2021

Very friendly and responsive! And the land is really beautiful. Site A is decently sized

Hipcamper Tre

Magical camping for renfaire

Tre C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 9th, 2021

Very cool, private and off the grid. The host texted me back within minutes and was very helpful. We went to the Sterling Renaissance Faire and it was close and perfect for my tiny camper. Site A is big- we will bring friends next time!

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Hipcamper jesse
Jesse F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 31st, 2021

Quick overnight with my son. Very calm spot.

Hipcamper Lindsay

Lovely large site b

Lindsay H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 11th, 2021

It was fairly easy to find. The hosts were friendly and helpful and communication was easy. The site was secluded and very large. There was a small pond on the site (B) in which you can find frogs. And a nice little stream a few yards away. I do recommend a car with 4wd after it rains it can get a big muddy over by sites c & d

Hipcamper Michael
Michael L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 14th, 2021

Awesome row of sites right near the river.

Sterling Creek Sites
New York
United States
4 Sites