Hipcamp host Augustus M.,
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This campsite is located in Wilmington VT at the back of 9 acres. In a field, next to a 2 acre pond and the forest. There is a fire pit with a grill, a picnic table, a kayak and lawn games for your use. There are no facilities so please be sure to be self-contained and leave no trace. Most will have cell service at the site, or there is a free public Wi-Fi in Wilmington c

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This campsite is located in Wilmington VT at the back of 9 acres. In a field, next to a 2 acre pond and the forest. There is a fire pit with a grill, a picnic table, a kayak and lawn games for your use. There are no facilities so please be sure to be self-contained and leave no trace. Most will have cell service at the site, or there is a free public Wi-Fi in Wilmington center. Private yet convenient to Downtown Wilmington, VT (9/10ths of a mile). Located between the Harriman reservoir and Lake Raponda, both great for boating, fishing and swimming. As well as the Deerfield River across the street, which runs through town. There is a public hiking trail that goes through the property. It goes from the Fairview ave. boat launch in Wilmington, all the way up to West Dover. You can access this next to your site. The site is only a minutes drive into downtown Wilmington (shopping, restaurants, liquor store) or you can walk/bike there on the trail (approx 15 min). Dry, split firewood is available as an extra for $5.

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, and Campervans allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs and Cars
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Augustus a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Direct access for bicycles on the valley trail.

Boating

The Harriman Resevoir boat launch is a few minutes down the road. Feel free to use your own non-motorized boats in the pond or...Read more

Fishing

Pond fishing allowed while camping with a vermont fishing license. Mostly minnows but also bullhead and perch. Other fishing ...Read more

Hiking

Direct access to The Valley Trail for hiking and bicycles. Other off.site nearby trails. Mount Haystack Trail https://maps.a...Read more

Paddling

Rough walk in river access for kayaks on property. Its on the opposite side from the site. Just ask and ill show you. Feel fre...Read more

Wind sports

Harriman Reservoir is perfect for all types of water recreation and is couple minutes down the road from the listing.

Swimming

Swimming is at your own risk. The pond is not particularly nice for swimming due to mud and weeds but the brook is nice and has...Read more

Wildlife watching

Enjoy ducks in the pond as well as songbirds and other native woodland animals in close proximity. The deer trail goes through...Read more

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peaceful Pond Side Retreat in Vermont.

Swimming hole

The brook behind the site has several nice swimming holes. Its a mountain stream. Its cold!

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Wetlands

26 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey D.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2021

Close to downtown Wilmington and easy access from the road!

Hipcamper David

Wonderful host and a quiet site.

David F.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

Gus was a great host! Beautiful spot right next to hiking trails close to a quaint town.

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg B.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

Fantastic site, great host. We unfortunately had to cut our visit short due to an illness with one of our dogs, but we had a great stay by the pond and brook. Thank you to Gus for being such an accommodating host!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Nice host, cute town, easy stop

Jennifer M.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

We stayed at Gus’ property for one night and it was a perfect, easy stopover. Gus stopped by to say hi, and recommended a good restaurant in Wilmington (Anchor). The town is super cute, and Gus has yard games and a fire pit and picnic table available. Ample space. Some road noise, but minor and totally worth the ease of entry and convenience. Would stay here again.

Hipcamper Rose

Quiet site with a wonderful view

Rose K.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

The camping spot is private and comfortable with a lovely pond view and a trail running through the property. The host stopped by and was gracious and kind. This has become one of our favorite spots and we’re looking forward to our next trip.

Hipcamper Erica

On peaceful pond

Erica F.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

“Peaceful Pond” is right! We and our camping cat loved spending our evening here. It was a great first (but not last) trip to Wilmington. We also appreciated the proximity to the village center.

Thanks, Gus!

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg B.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Fantastic stay! Absolutely love this site. Gus is an amazing host. He stopped by to make sure we were enjoying everything and chatted a bit about the local attractions. The site is located on a series of interconnected trails that can take you all over the region. Ended up hiking to nearby Wilmington and enjoying the quaint downtown. Each night, the brook lulled us to sleep along with the frogs in the nearby pond. Wonderful privacy, yet minutes away from lots of activities. Thanks, Gus for opening up your property!

Hipcamper Rose
Rose K.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2021

Host was responsive and kind. Looking forward to our next trip.

Hipcamper amanda

Amazing spot and amazing location

Amanda C.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2021

This was an amazing location for my boyfriend and I and our two boys…the picnic table, fire pit and lawn games add the perfect touch, and access to the river hiking/running trails provided the perfect amount of adventure. It’s also close enough to some great coffee and food options if you wanted to run to town to supplement the camping experience. We’d definitely come back!

Awards

Best of 2022 Vermont
Finalist
Property
Gus's Gardens
State
Vermont
Country
United States
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