Pitch your tent (or two or three!) on this 12' x 24' platform in a small clearing in the woods overlooking a stream.   The stream is a short walk down a marked path and has a small bathing pool that is great for a refreshingly crisp bath.  Though not far off the road, there is very little car traffic, and the surroundings are very peaceful.   The din of the running stream is a Continue reading...

Pitch your tent (or two or three!) on this 12' x 24' platform in a small clearing in the woods overlooking a stream.  The stream is a short walk down a marked path and has a small bathing pool that is great for a refreshingly crisp bath. 

Though not far off the road, there is very little car traffic, and the surroundings are very peaceful.  The din of the running stream is a constant, while the sounds of coyotes and owls can be heard at night.  

There is a spring-fed 15 gallon reservoir of potable water that will slowly refill. 

Nearby Attractions:

The Beer Diviner small-scale brewery and taproom is a stone's throw away from the parking area with a selection of tasty beer and some food options available.  In addition to regular hours, there are special summer events, and live music every Saturday night.

Cherry Plain State Park is a 'less-traveled' state park and campground just 3.5 miles up the road, offering lake swimming, boating, hiking and mountain bike trails

Other nearby outdoor attractions include:  The Taconic Crest Trail, Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock Shaker Village, and Mt. Greylock.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
Forest
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Coastal
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Mesa or canyon
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Redwoods
Suburban or backyard
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch
Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at The Forest Platform

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Hipcamper John
John
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 9th, 2018

There were a bunch of mirrors everywhere and I don't know why. It was just kind of odd.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2018

The site was great and the owners were super friendly and helpful. The only thing we did not like were all the mirrors, they were a bit creepy at night.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

Very private spot. Ample amount of fire wood on hand. Plenty of seating. Walk from parking to platform site is steep. Especially when bringing a wheelbarrow full of supplies to camp. Outhouse is quite far from platform for renting. Very wet area but was exactly what we were looking for. Will return for sure.

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Hipcamper Maria
Maria
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2018

Pete and I had a lovely stay at Andrew & Victoria's Moonrise Forest Camp. They were super responsive when we had questions, and the site was quiet and lovely. We went to sleep with the sound of the stream gurgling down below. We also heard the coyotes howling in the middle of the night, which was super cool. We don't hear much of that in NYC! Other pluses were the composting toilet, potable water, and the fantastic brewery in the middle of nowhere--literally a stone's throw away from the campground! We highly recommend this spot, and are certain we'll be back again!

Hipcamper Katie
Katie
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

This place is SO SPECIAL!

Hipcamper David
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 16th, 2018
Hipcamper Morgan
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2018
Property
Moonrise Forest Camp
State
New York
$25/night
1 Site