Hipcamp host Alisa E.
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Pitch your tent(s) in the woodland between our permaculture farm and our 115-year-old farmhouse, gardens and dairy goat barn.  We offer a large platform for 1-2 tents, plus many other nearby spots for larger groups. Walk the trails, visit the goats, stroll the lane to the farm and orchard. Enjoy nearby hiking at State Parks,  kayaking, swimming, canoeing on The Haw or Jordan


Pitch your tent(s) in the woodland between our permaculture farm and our 115-year-old farmhouse, gardens and dairy goat barn.  We offer a large platform for 1-2 tents, plus many other nearby spots for larger groups. Walk the trails, visit the goats, stroll the lane to the farm and orchard. Enjoy nearby hiking at State Parks,  kayaking, swimming, canoeing on The Haw or Jordan Lake. Visit the small, charming sustainability-hub of Pittsboro, the college town of Carrboro with its music and local foods scene, plus all the urban interest of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham.  Start a fire at night in the fire ring. There may be opportunity to purchase farm produce for meals. We have a cold outdoor shower, primitive/compost outhouse, and outdoor kitchen and counters in the barn (including small coffee pot, very basic utensils, toaster oven, etc, and sink for washing up), plus full sized, shared refrigerator for storing a few provisions. This is a QUIET TRANQUIL forest campground. Families and nature lovers are welcome. NO PARTYING! Alcohol is OK but NO drunkenness! Illegal drugs are not allowed and no cigarette smoking. *Please keep your music in your headphones,* (unless you bring your guitar, no problem there). We are a quiet family, please be conscientious neighbors. If you enjoy trails, quiet walks, birdwatching, permaculture, and tranquility, we are a match. If you want to get drunk and be loud, please do not inquire. Trash should be minimal and you will need to pack it out with you. 

We accommodate only one group at a time, so you'll enjoy having the place to yourself (with exception of our family occasionally leading goats along the trail from the barn to the farm field to graze, or so we might tend to veggies on the farm). 

There is a large platform which can accommodate one large tent or two small tents, with 7 other spaces in the woods to accommodate larger groups. The base fee is for 1 person and one vehicle. Additional people and vehicles in your group (up to ten people and 4 vehicles in total) can be accommodated for an additional fee per person per night. Parking for larger groups available down the drive near the road. 

For farm veggies or fresh chèvre (goat cheese), or to book a goat milking demo or permaculture farm tour, inquire upon arrival. 

Thank you! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Alisa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Nearby at Jordan Lake.


Nearby at Jordan Lake


On our trails or nearby State Parks.


Nearby at Jordan Lake or on the Haw River.


Nearby at the Haw River or Jordan Lake.

Wildlife watching

Woodland walks are great for bird watching and spotting deer.


Natural features you'll find at Sparkroot Farm in North Carolina.


Nearby at Jordan Lake


Jordan Lake is nearby where you may beach, kayak, canoe.

River, stream, or creek

The Haw River is nearby for water activities, fishing, etc.


Sparkroot Farm is a developing permaculture teaching farm and gardens.


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The vibe at Sparkroot Farm

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Hipcamper Cliford
Cliford M.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2019

Beside it being the perfect spot to recharge yourself from all the stress of the everyday life. i really love how with just a small donation to host you can harvest anything that is ready in the farm, there's a perfect lil hiking trail just around the corner which i truly enjoyed its the perfect spot for a lil morning or afternoon hike.

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Hipcamper Suzanne
Suzanne T.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2018

It was really wonderful. We stayed for the mythtelling event with Martin Shaw and I loved every minute of it!!!

Hipcamper Alec
Alec S.
recommends this listing.
May 21st, 2018

Sparkroot is a place beyond words, nestled in hills, trees, wild things, and good people. To rest here is to lay your head amongst magic. To eat at this table is to taste what deep caring is. To speak with Alicia is to hear what sacrifice and duty can create. And to witness and work for a moment in their gardens is to feel what a village might be.

Hipcamper Alair
Alair B.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2019

Alisa is such a kind host and very hospitable. There is a designated camping area right by the main house that is clearly marked with the bathroom/shower/check-in area nearby. It's a simple site for you to get away and enjoy being in nature with thoughtful touches in the common areas to help your stay be more comfortable. As a solo female camper, I felt very safe. Thank you, Alisa!

Hipcamper Andres
Andres A.
recommends this listing.
November 11th, 2019

Thanks to Alisa for allowing us to stay at her camping site in Sparkroot farm. Camp sites are fine and the fact that they are next to each other didn't bother us because we were the only ones camping. They have a nice concept going on and it was nice to see her vegetable garden and interact with the goats. The site allows for walks within the property and the private roads of neighboring farms. This was a good but short getaway from the city. Nice fire pit!

Hipcamper Sonny
Sonny C.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2020

Alisa greeted me and my family when we arrived and got us setup quickly. The energy I felt at Sparkroot Farm was as expected. As my sons and I were setting up camp my wife practiced yoga, inspired by the tranquil setting. The firewood I paid for was there by the firepit and Alisa told me where I could get more if I needed...she was very accommodating. We'll be camping here again.

Hipcamper Steven
Steven B.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2020

Really neat spot!

Hipcamper P.J.

Highly recommend!

P.J. Y.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2020

Great time!

Wonderful site and Alisa was a gracious host. Look forward to coming back!

Hipcamper Kerry
Kerry K.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2020

This was our first experience camping at a Hipcamp site and it did not disappoint! The property was beautiful and Alisa was a very welcoming host. Our daughter especially enjoyed watching Alisa milk her goats and roaming around the beautiful farmland. We would love to come again!

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United States
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