Hipcamp host Stephanie G.,
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We now have a camping space by the river!

The sandy beach with 2 small sites next to the river and one bigger one above and a fire ring and space for chairs. There is easy river access and place to pull boats. Plenty of trees to hang hammocks* from.

If no one is around it is a fairly private site [there is a road on the other side of the river] but please note t

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We now have a camping space by the river!

The sandy beach with 2 small sites next to the river and one bigger one above and a fire ring and space for chairs. There is easy river access and place to pull boats. Plenty of trees to hang hammocks* from.

If no one is around it is a fairly private site [there is a road on the other side of the river] but please note that other campers might come visit the river.

[If you want more privacy, consider camping in the Woods site and it's a short walk down to enjoy the beach and the river, and you are welcome to hang out as long as you like. You can also get a gear cart there, where the River site is a BACKPACK IN]

There is a beautiful, half mile/15 min walk through the woods from the parking area to the site. Note it is UP HILL back!

Parking is available, however NOT at the site, and it's NOT possible to drive to it.  You will need to CARRY in ALL your gear about a half mile so consider it like backpacking. There IS a fire ring with a grill on the beach for your use. Gather fire wood or request charcoal from us [or bring your own]

Or, PADDLE IN! The Tye River is fantastic for paddling and you can pull boats right up to the site.

[Just ask and I can give you suggestions for put in and take out]

This is "ROUGH CAMPING"!! [We do now have a "luggable loo" to borrow. You are expected to deal with the liner and return it clean]

Pack everything in and OUT!

*If you don't have appropriate hammock straps borrow from us or use padding to protect the trees. NO ROPES! They damage trees.

[Check with us before booking as is weather and river level dependent]

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Stephanie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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A dozen local farm fresh [REALLY free range!] eggs! MUST be requested ahead!

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Lugable LOO!

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Charcoal by the River

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Twin Poplar Farm - By the River in Virginia.

Beach

Little tiny river beach, but nice and sandy if you like to dig in the sand!

River, stream, or creek

Tye River! Fishing, paddling and swimming. When the river is up the current is strong at the Farm's "put in".

Forest
Mountainous
Swimming hole
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Charlotte
Charlotte J.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2022

Beautiful spot right on the river- great spot for birdwatching, tubing, kayaking and swimming in the water!
Stephanie is a gracious host and is a great communicator- responding within an hour to any messages/requests.
Magical place.

Hipcamper Beth
Beth K.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2022

Highly recommend this camp site! My friends and I enjoyed the beautiful view of the river and spent a whole day tubing. The owner was friendly and responsive and clearly takes pride in their farm.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Response from Stephanie, the Host, on June 30th, 2022

Beth, so glad you guys had a good time. Thank you for being so respectful of the land & taking good care of the gear.. sort of my perfect campers!

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Hipcamper Jess

A fantastic experience!

Jess S.
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June 7th, 2022

We had an incredible experience at the camp, my husband took our three girls and three other girls who were friends of the family. It was a gorgeous walk through the woods to the river, and room for us to set up three separate tents on the plot. The river was really flowing due to the rain - if it has recently rained be sure to bring life jackets so you can enjoy the river. We had a river tubing adventure! Walking in a half-mile to be at a rustic campsite was well worth the trip. The well water was delicious! We temporarily adopted a lovable cat for the evening! Stephanie was incredibly helpful and accommodating. I would recommend to any group of campers who enjoy nature and would appreciate some privacy. Thanks Stephanie for providing this wonderful space for us to enjoy, and taking such good care to ensure it was prepped for us after such a big rain.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Response from Stephanie, the Host, on June 7th, 2022

Thank you all so much! It as a delight to have your crew here! (& the cat found her home! Thank the girls for asking such good care of her & giving her a great camping experience!

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Hipcamper Bev

Magic by the river

Bev W.
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October 5th, 2021

The spot by the river is magical. We set up camp and then drove to a put in spot upstream, kayaked to our camping site, got up and kayaked again!! Stephanie offers great support and information. Breaking camp and hauling equipment back up to our cars was athletic .... but doable with the carts she offers. Really special place.

Hipcamper Stephanie
Response from Stephanie, the Host, on November 19th, 2021

Thanks so much Bev. Loved having you guys back! And LOVE having paddlers take advantage of the River site!

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Hipcamper Jenni
Jenni B.
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September 13th, 2021

A truly special place to visit, Twin Poplar Farm offers a wonderful place to recharge and connect with nature. Stephanie and her son have created a haven for whatever it is you’re needing: star-gazing in an open meadow, forest bathing accompanied by miniature frogs, napping on a warm rock in the midst of a rushing river. You’ll find it here.

We spent three days at River Camp. The 15 minute hike down is just long enough that you feel like you’ve earned a dip in the cool river, but close enough for making a daily trek back to the car to resupply. This is not car camping- you’re on your own to pack everything in and out. But your efforts will be rewarded with a refreshing paradise where the forest meets the river. Must haves: fishing rod, water shoes, and a backpack cooler; there’s no way you want to lug a yeti tundra down to (or back up from) the river camp. It’s worth noting that river access for anyone else camping at Twin Poplar Farm (there are two other gorgeous sites here) passes closely by your camp site. You’re probably gonna see some one walking through on their way to float the river. Other than that you are blissfully alone to enjoy the unforgettable Tye river.

Next time we go we’ll take Stephanie up on her offer of tube portage. Sounds like there are some incredible swimming holes down river that are only accessible by floating in.

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Hipcamper Lauryn

Wonderful riverfront campsite

Lauryn K.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2021

Stephanie’s campsite was wonderful! Right on the river. Beautiful view. Everything you need for a rustic night away. I would recommend bringing your own toileting supplies as the outhouse is at the top of the trail. Was not a problem for us at all. It is about a 10 minute hike in and 15 minutes out. The hike out is largely uphill so a bit more difficult. It sounds like Stephanie has a wagon in the works to help future campers with their belongings though. We will be back again!!!

Hipcamper Maura L.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022
Hipcamper Philip D.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2022
Property
Twin Poplar Farm
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$30/night
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