Welcome to Feral Picnic Table, one of two private camping sites in the back forty of our rural, mostly forested homestead. We are located in the middle of a world-class gravel grinder's paradise surrounded by hundreds of miles of dirt roads, so be sure to bring your bike - or ride it in! This primitive spot offers full afternoon sun at the picnic table. Pitch up to three t
Welcome to Feral Picnic Table, one of two private camping sites in the back forty of our rural, mostly forested homestead. We are located in the middle of a world-class gravel grinder's paradise surrounded by hundreds of miles of dirt roads, so be sure to bring your bike - or ride it in! This primitive spot offers full afternoon sun at the picnic table. Pitch up to three two-person tents in the designated spots just into the trees, including one carpeted in deep moss, or pitch a larger tent in the sunshine.
This site is accessible by car and pickup truck via a class four (unmaintained) road, and you can drive right to your site, though we recommend 4WD or AWD. At the site, you will find a rustic picnic table, fire ring, and privacy as this is currently one of only two sites we offer. A shared rustic outhouse sits between the sites.
Our 47-acre property and the surrounding area are home to barred owls, turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits, as well as large animals like deer, moose, and bear. Several beaver ponds are home to beavers, muskrats, ducks, and so many "peepers" in the spring you will question how frogs can possibly be so loud.
This site puts you in the middle of innumerable outdoor adventures. Within a half hour of Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Within 45 minutes of Hill Farmstead Brewery (rated best beer in the world by RateBeer), pristine Lake Willoughby, and St. Johnsbury's Dog Mountain (home of the Stephen Huneck gallery). That's beside all the nearby stuff you perhaps haven't heard of: the corn maze in Danville, local farmer's markets, the South Wheelock swim hole, 1800s cemeteries within walking distance, swimming and paddling in dozens of lakes, canoeing/kayaking/tubing the Passumpsic or Connecticut Rivers, horseback riding, ATVing...we will share some of our local secrets with you for a real taste of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Wheelock features dozens of miles of rugged dirt roads; gravel grind from your tent to the Danville corn maze on scenic class ...Read more
Too many options to list; we love paddling Lake Willoughby and sections of the Connecticut River as well as the many small lake...Read more
Many, many local options available with fishing license.
Many hiking options nearby
Ride horses with our friends at DND Stables in nearby East Burke.
We are located within 45 minutes of dozens of lakes, ponds, and rivers perfect for paddling.
Near to Wheeler Mountain and Mt. Pisgah.
A five minute drive to the local swim hole; 45 minutes to Lake Willoughby's public north beach or clothing-optional south beach...Read more
You might see turkey, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, or a variety of birds, with a likelihood of hearing a loon on nearby...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Feral Picnic Table in Vermont.
Your camp is snuggled in the forest.
Vermont: the Green Mountain State...
River, stream, or creek
Our property is criss-crossed by several small "cricks" with one near your tent site.
A five minute drive from the local swim hole.
Our property is home to a series of beaver ponds.
Be prepared to drive approx. one half-mile on a class four (unmaintained) road before turning onto a short grass driveway to yo...Read more
Places to see near Crickle Creek
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Beautiful spot for bike packers
Lovely spot. Perfect for bikepacking, which is what brought me there. I loved that it’s only accessible by a class 4 road. The site was serene and felt quite private. Water was easily attained via a creek with a nice cut down to an access point, but of course be prepared to treat it. I’d absolutely stay here again.
The perfect place to getaway! Quiet, private and beautiful. The road was no problem in our van. Plenty of space to spread out, the picnic table is huge and great for cooking.
Marina was helpful in answering questions before our trip.
The outhouse is rustic but that is all you need. There were a lot of ticks which is to be expected.
Already planning our return!
Clean little book nestled off a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. The picnic table is perfect for cooking, eating, and hanging by the fire pit. We set up a tent off in the woods behind the table. There's a couple of mostly level cleared spots to choose from. The creek was dry due to this years drought. Town is about 20 ish minutes out. Beautiful scenery throughout. Especially during the season change. Thanks Marina!
The Feral Picnic table was the perfect little getaway oasis in the woods for the weekend. We loved the homemade picnic table and appreciated the items provided by the host. It was a quiet, secluded, well cared for spot amidst peak foliage, too. We’d love to come to this part of our “NEK backyard” again!
Feral Picnic Table was exactly what we expected! It was private, and beautiful. Marina was great and extremely accommodating, directions were perfect!! Thanks Marina!! We will definitely be back again!!