At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Do you camp in NY? We want to help our friend Charlie, a dairy farmer in upstate NY, who just opened a tent campground and hasn’t had anyone camp there yet. It’s a peaceful pine grove campground near beak and skiff apple orchards and 110 acres of farmland.

Charlie’s farm is over 100 acres.

The dairy market has been in a near-constant decline in recent years, so Charlie is holding out hope that his land will be a camper’s paradise. The only problem: since opening half a year ago, his private campground has still not yet seen a camper. It’s just too hard for him to tend to his herd and market his campground. But he knows his land would make for a perfect camping getaway.

Are you in the NY area and willing to camp at Charlie’s new campsites?

The campground is nestled in a spacious clearing among the pine trees to the left of this meadow.

Private Land Owners Are Opening Campgrounds

Camping on private lands is becoming more and more common. Companies like Hipcamp, Tentrr, and more making it possible to turn private land into a private camping experience. But not all campers know to look for camping on private land, which can leave some private campgrounds vacant. As more and more people become aware of private land camping, land owners will be able to provide an incredible camping experience and make money at the same time. But first, campers need to know it’s an option. Help us help Charlie! Are you able to camp on his property?





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  • Mark Silvester

    Mark Silvester

    When he isn't explaining the difference between Australia and the United States, you can find Mark in the mountains, at a show or on his skateboard.