Hipcamp host Dan R.
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New for 2020 - Kayak rentals are available for only $25/day per kayak!  Up to 3 available.

We have enjoyed playing in and around the Thatcher Brook for 20 years. Now we're looking to share that with others. Located adjacent to the Waterbury Community Path and


Note: Please see Vermont.gov for all the latest news on COVID-19 as it relates to travel and camping. 

New for 2020 - Kayak rentals are available for only $25/day per kayak!  Up to 3 available.

We have enjoyed playing in and around the Thatcher Brook for 20 years. Now we're looking to share that with others. Located adjacent to the Waterbury Community Path and Ben and Jerry's, its front and center in the Waterbury/Stowe recreation mecca. Take your bike to Hunger Mountain or Perry Hill trail systems. Walk to Ben and Jerry's for a quick ice cream. Maybe take a very short drive to the Waterbury Center State Beach, or Cold Hollow Cider Mill, or many of the fantastic micro breweries surrounding us like the Alchemist or Prohibition PIg. The property allows primitive camping. Be aware, there are no facilities (like bathrooms). We ask that you leave no trace... take out what you take in. There are several commercial businesses nearby, including a major grocery store, for all your other needs.  

Wildlife is abundant here, including bears, so practice good camping technique by not leaving food, or other smelly items, in tents. The area has excellent cell phone coverage with 4G. 

A detailed map of various locations is located in the photos section. Sites #1 is temporarily closed. Site #2 parking is available either in the driveway or in the yard. Sites 3 parking is down the road. Site 3 might offer more privacy, but also aren't as smooth, so good mats/pads are recommended. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Dan a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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On the adjacent Waterbury Community Path


Adjacent to the Waterbury Community Path, which you can lead you to hiking in the nearby mountains.


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Hipcamper Erin
Erin W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 12th, 2017

Beautiful views of the classic Vermont landscape, with the charm of Waterbury, access to mountains on all sides & the infamous Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory. All in all, endless opportunities for adventures & good eats!

Thatcher Brook in WaterburyCamp site!A lasting view of a beautiful spot in VT.Tea time!
Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 17th, 2017

Really great spot, had a great stay. Really nice, a little close to the road so not for you if total seclusion and immersion in nature is what you're after but still enough privacy otherwise. Would definitely return.

Hipcamper Thaler

👍🏾 location, safe, private.

Thaler H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 12th, 2019

Great location we love the area from Warren to Stowe, we already sleep with cars passing our house so we didn’t mind the sound of traffic, keeps predators away. A short bushwhack to a nice little river to take a quick bath in. Choose your own privacy setting, beautifully maintained yard, hope you like blueberries and raspberries. Quick hello and a quick goodbye just the way we like it 👌🏾

Hipcamper Brittani
Brittani L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 31st, 2019

The site was perfect and secluded! We booked it so last minute and were settled in seconds.

Hipcamper Sayde

Private site right off main road

Sayde S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 11th, 2020

This site was awesome and right off the main road across from the Ben and Jerry’s factory- what more could you want! The site was a nice open grassy area with tall foliage on all sides so felt very private. Also very close to a small stream. You can drive on the property so not a long way to haul gear from the car. Good size fire pit and wood for sale on site. We checked in super late and last minute, Dan still came out and checked in on us, and was super friendly and helpful. Would visit again.
If I could improve anything, would just need a picnic table!

Hipcamper Eric

Relaxing and accommodating

Eric B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 11th, 2020

Great site close to amenities and hiking spots, best of both worlds.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 30th, 2020

Fantastic location great clean flat space for tents with a fire pit and metal tables and chairs. Perfect weekend away in Waterbury!

Hipcamper Evan
Evan M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
November 9th, 2017

Take this review with a grain of salt, because my buddy and I visited in mid November--not the ideal time of year for outdoor camping in the northeast. Also, we arrived after dark and had to leave early morning. However, here are a few short notes of our experience: When we arrived, Dan was quick to shoot us a message, making sure we knew where and how to park along the highway near his place, and he was easy to communicate with. However, we had a hard time finding a great place to set up the tent, and we didn't find a place to build a fire (which was sort of important given the time of year we were camping). I will say, though, that the land and the creek near which we set up are both very pretty, and I wish we could have spent more time exploring the area the next day.

Hipcamper Joe
Joe S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
July 1st, 2018

Dan was a great host even though we only met briefly. He was quick to respond with directions and to let us know about the fireworks in town. Great spot to stay if you’re in a pinch for a night and need a place to set up a tent and crash. Site is close to the road so traffic was a bit noisy but all in all still a comfortable spot and would definitely recommend in a pinch!

Thatcher Brook streamside camp
United States
2 Sites
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