Hipcamp host Marina C.
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Welcome to our camping site in the back forty of our rural, mostly forested homestead. We are located in the middle of a world-class gravel grinder's paradise surrounded by hundreds of miles of dirt roads, so be sure to bring your bike - or ride it in! This primitive spot offers full afternoon sun at the picnic table. Pitch up to three two-person tents in the designated sp

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Welcome to our camping site in the back forty of our rural, mostly forested homestead. We are located in the middle of a world-class gravel grinder's paradise surrounded by hundreds of miles of dirt roads, so be sure to bring your bike - or ride it in! This primitive spot offers full afternoon sun at the picnic table. Pitch up to three two-person tents in the designated spots just into the trees, including one carpeted in deep moss, or pitch a larger tent in the sunshine.

This site is accessible by car and pickup truck via a class four (unmaintained) road, and you can drive right to your site, though we recommend 4WD or AWD. At the site, you will find a rustic picnic table, fire ring, and privacy as this is currently the only site we offer. No outhouse yet, so be prepared to take care of your business appropriately in the woods.

Our 47-acre property and the surrounding area are home to barred owls, turkeys, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits, as well as large animals like deer, moose, and bear. Several beaver ponds are home to beavers, muskrats, ducks, and so many "peepers" in the spring you will question how frogs can possibly be so loud.

This site puts you in the middle of innumerable outdoor adventures. Within a half hour of Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Within 45 minutes of Hill Farmstead Brewery (rated best beer in the world by RateBeer), pristine Lake Willoughby, and St. Johnsbury's Dog Mountain (home of the Stephen Huneck gallery). That's beside all the nearby stuff you perhaps haven't heard of: the corn maze in Danville, local farmer's markets, the South Wheelock swim hole, 1800s cemeteries within walking distance, swimming and paddling in dozens of lakes, canoeing/kayaking/tubing the Passumpsic or Connecticut Rivers, horseback riding, ATVing...we will share some of our local secrets with you for a real taste of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

In August, Vermont will begin a mandatory mask regulation with which we expect you will comply, and for now we must offer you a socially distanced welcome when you arrive. Please also check the Vermont Department of Health website before booking to be sure you are coming from an approved area to help us keep our neighbors healthy so we can continue to host you in our beautiful state!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Marina a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Wheelock features dozens of miles of rugged dirt roads; gravel grind from your tent to the Danville corn maze on scenic class ...Read more

Boating

Too many options to list; we love paddling Lake Willoughby and sections of the Connecticut River as well as the many small lake...Read more

Fishing

Many, many local options available with fishing license.

Horseback riding

Ride horses with our friends at DND Stables in nearby East Burke.

Paddling

We are located within 45 minutes of dozens of lakes, ponds, and rivers perfect for paddling.

Climbing

Near to Wheeler Mountain and Mt. Pisgah.

Swimming

A five minute drive to the local swim hole; 45 minutes to Lake Willoughby's public north beach or clothing-optional south beach...Read more

Wildlife watching

You might see turkey, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, or a variety of birds, with a likelihood of hearing a loon on nearby...Read more

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Feral Picnic Table in Vermont.

Forest

Your camp is snuggled in the forest.

Mountainous

Vermont: the Green Mountain State...

River, stream, or creek

Our property is criss-crossed by several small "cricks" with one near your tent site.

Swimming hole

A five minute drive from the local swim hole.

Wetlands

Our property is home to a series of beaver ponds.

Driveway

Be prepared to drive approx. one half-mile on a class four (unmaintained) road before turning onto a short grass driveway to yo...Read more

The vibe at Feral Picnic Table

Places to see near Crickle Creek

5 Reviews

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Hipcamper Andy

A true remote getaway

Andy G.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020

Very remote and quiet. Safe. Pretty spot next to a wetland.
Loved the rustic picnic table and the surprise box that included marshmallows!

Hipcamper Noah
Noah E.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2020

Feral picnic table was awesome and very quiet!

Hipcamper Joe
Joe G.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Feral Picnic Table was exactly what we expected! It was private, and beautiful. Marina was great and extremely accommodating, directions were perfect!! Thanks Marina!! We will definitely be back again!!

Hipcamper Gretchen

Woodland oasis!

Gretchen B.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

The Feral Picnic table was the perfect little getaway oasis in the woods for the weekend. We loved the homemade picnic table and appreciated the items provided by the host. It was a quiet, secluded, well cared for spot amidst peak foliage, too. We’d love to come to this part of our “NEK backyard” again!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew C.
recommends this listing.
October 27th, 2020

Clean little book nestled off a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. The picnic table is perfect for cooking, eating, and hanging by the fire pit. We set up a tent off in the woods behind the table. There's a couple of mostly level cleared spots to choose from. The creek was dry due to this years drought. Town is about 20 ish minutes out. Beautiful scenery throughout. Especially during the season change. Thanks Marina!

Property
Crickle Creek
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site

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  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
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  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
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  7. Be considerate of other visitors
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