Hipcamp host Scott S.
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With 840 ft of pond frontage and 4.4 acres you can pitch a tent on the banks of the pond, up in the woods, or stay in one of the two cabins on site -- all are included in the cost of booking! Swimming and boating in the pond is obligatory. Year round fishing has long been a tradition. The spring fed pond is home to large and small mouth bass, northern pike, crappy, and blue


With 840 ft of pond frontage and 4.4 acres you can pitch a tent on the banks of the pond, up in the woods, or stay in one of the two cabins on site -- all are included in the cost of booking! Swimming and boating in the pond is obligatory. Year round fishing has long been a tradition. The spring fed pond is home to large and small mouth bass, northern pike, crappy, and blue gills. There are a number of ponds and state lands nearby. Accommodations include two outhouses and two docks so no waiting. There is a canoe and rowboat available and life jackets. The camp is car accessible three seasons and snowshoe accessible in the winter.  There are summer cottages across the pond but not much happening on our side. Cedar Lodge, the nearest bar/restaurant, is about 5 minutes away and very popular all year round. The closest gas station and convenience store is about 20 minutes in the village of Parishville.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Scott a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


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Hipcamper Allison
Allison D.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2019

Our family had a wonderful stay on Sterling Pond. It’s a beautiful property with lots to explore. While there are other houses dotted along the pond, we were pleasantly surprised to find the noise level was quite low & the activity on the water minimal. The cabin was cozy, clean & well maintained. The grounds outside were nicely cleared out, with many level spaces one could pitch a tent if desired. Conveniently, the property has multiple spots to have fires (which were well stocked with wood). There are also several spots to access the water & wild blueberries growing along the shore. We enjoyed the space’s natural beauty & it’s unique antique touches throughout the property.

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Hipcamper Justin
Justin L.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2019

We had a wonderful time. Perfect weather and fishing. Thank you for sharing your little slice of paradise.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt D.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2019

Nice quiet setting, everything taken care of, great fishing!

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Hipcamper Skip

Columbus day weekend stay

Skip H.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2019

Our 3 day stay at the icehouse camp was wonderful, the owner thought of every little detail to make it a great stay. Though the camp doesn't have electricity it does have a very innovative lighting and stereo setup utilizing batteries. We did not know what we were up against so we brought everything and the kitchen sink, and none of it was needed. The owner provided linens, candles, snacks, potable water in a 5 gallon jug, the stove worked wonderfully, and the woodstove kept us quite warm. the caretaker provided pre-cut wood for our stay, and had three outdoor fire pits with wood already in the pits. The icehouse cabin was wonderful and appears to be winter proofed. The caretakers cabin is in great shape but appears to be in the process of replacing the chinking between the logs. This cabin would be great for anyone to stay in during the hot summer nights.
The two outhouses were very clean and TP and Lye was provided.
Our Aussie was able to roam the property freely, as far as I could tell we were the only one's on our side of the pond. My wife was hooked on fishing, in fact she caught a good sized bass.
Like I said this was a wonderful stay and I highly recommend trying it.

Fishing on Sterling Pond. Our dog Tucker loved all the freedom to roam the property. Sunset on Sterling PondJust a wonderful Columbus Day Weekend at Sterling Pond.
Hipcamper Donna

Quiet & beautiful right on the lake

Donna L.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2020

This camp site was amazing! It was private on our side with a few houses on the other, just close enough to see the campfires but far enough to not worry about privacy. Ice House was beautiful with lots of little touches. There was even some bug spray in the corner cabinet and games to play with the kids. The caretaker's cabin was rustic, but the netting worked perfectly. We all had a great time, even during black fly season.

Hipcamper Robin

Beautiful little piece of paradise

Robin B.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2020

Beautiful piece of Paradise. My husband and I had a very relaxing time. We spent two nights and it was lovely. I would definitely return!

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Hipcamper kent

Peaceful,scenery exquiste

Kent P.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020


Hipcamper Steve
Steve B.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2020

Super cool spot!!

Hipcamper Gregor
Gregor H.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

This site was so beautiful. We wished we had had a few more days to explore it. The boats were great, the cabin was very comfortable, and at night it was very quiet. There were a number of little amenities that made our stay that much more special such as the campfire accessories and the large inner tube. We would definitely come back to this site. Also, Scott our host was very accommodating and easy to talk to on the phone about our accommodations which we had to change on short notice due to weather problems

Sterling Pond
New York
United States
1 Site

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