Onion River Campground

(17) Reviews

$45.00 USD per night, starting at.

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61 Onion River Road, Plainfield, VT, 05667

Located in Plainfield, Vermont, Onion River Campground has unique site layouts that are not precisely defined but rather more like one big lawn to create a more social atmosphere than a conventional campground. For a more remote site and if a camper does not need electric and water hookups, you can find private hookups in the apple orchard, next to the plum tree  or in the high meadow. There is so much beautiful nature here as well as the amenities you need. There is a great river access for fishing, swimming, tubing, and wading. If you are looking to escape to the great outdoors then this is the place for you!

Camping at Onion River is respectful, and kind, and we generally have loads of fun. Good people, gardens, walking trails, and picnic tables, are just a few of the things to look forward to. Open May-October. Check-in after 2 pm. Checkout at 12 pm. See you soon!

Open Dates: May 1 to October 31

Last Updated: 02/14/2024

RV Sites

These sites include power (either 30 or 50 AMP) and water at the site. Some sites have a septic hookup, but most do not. We have a dumping station for use included in the price. WiFi is available only at the Camp Office.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
30 Amps Site $45.00 $240.00 $720.00 See More Choose Your Site
50 Apms Site $55.00 $300.00 $720.00 See More Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

Tent sites include use of the bath house. No power and water at the individual sites. WiFi is available only at the Camp Office.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Tent Sites $30.00 $175.00 Choose Your Site

Safe Campers

Ensure your camper has no safety hazards (electrical problems, holes, no tarps, major leaks, etc.) as we cannot accommodate these issues.

Tow Behind Campers

Tow behind rigs are permitted, only if you have a vehicle with you that can tow it out. No exceptions.

No hard drugs


Do not leave a fire unattended. Extinguish upon leaving the area.


No out-of-state firewood allowed. We offer firewood upon request!

No Idling!

Cancellation Policy

We no longer offer refunds once you have paid for your spot. NO REFUNDS. We can reschedule your visit for another set of days up to a year following the original booking.


Our tenting rate applies to a single tent. We do not have defined campsites but rather a more open space. And so, our rates apply on a per tent basis, not per site.

No littering

Quiet Hours

11 pm - 7 am


Dogs are welcome however to maintain a welcoming camping atmosphere for all, we do not permit any incessant barking or guard dog-type behaviors. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after when on the property.

Speed limit

Strict 10 mph throughout campground

Gravel Roads

Drinking Water

Water Hookups

Community Fire Pit

Gasoline Nearby

Dump Station

Fire Pit

Pet Friendly

Trash Service


50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps



Kayaking & Canoeing



Scenic Drives


Swimming Outdoors


61 Onion River Road, Plainfield, VT, 05667
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Overall Rating: 3.6

Robert Stark

Campground flooded, closed for the year. Owner kept my deposit! Classy place. Still fighting to get $248.00 back.

Joyce Luloff

If you want wide open space, this is the place! Quiet and friendly atmosphere. Would stay there again.

Stephen Smith

Nice small campground. Good family atmosphere.

Campground Response

Thanks, Stephen! We loved having you. And we hope you'll come back.

Benjamin Tipton

There was garbage on our assigned site which the owner did clean up and give us a different site. Overall you are in a large field with a another camper right next to you. Bathroom was clean, but I would not stay here again.

Campground Response

We're sorry you had a less than acceptable visit. Onion River Campground is not for everyone. But most of our customers are satisfied with their stay with us. Happy trails!

Jeffrey Smith

Nice open field. What a few off the stars. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Look forward to my next trip there.

Campground Response

Thank you, Jeffrey. We enjoyed having you. And we hope you'll come back next year.

Michael J Vogel

Worst campground we have been tricked into staying at ever! Only good for electricity and a dump station. Back area only has porta-potties. Front area has a bath house on a slotted deck floor (open to the ground below) with only cold water at the sinks. Our neighbor on site 23 had a school bus that he was working on (sawing,drilling, hammering, etc.) with his tools and junk all around it. And the WIFI is only by the house where you enter. So run down we didn't dare rely on the water being safe to consume.

Campground Response

Sorry you had a bad experience here. Our campground is not for everyone. And by law our water is regularly tested for safety, so others reading this know there is nothing to fear. We in fact only have a bath house for regular use. The porta-potties were left over from a recent event and had not been picked up. We do not keep porta-potties here for regular use. I apologize our bath house facilities were not to your liking.

Alana McGrath

We had a superb campsite right next to river access. Beautiful spot and good vibes. We were camping with our young children and it was a great place to play. We hope to return soon.

Campground Response

Hi Alana, Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy you had a good stay with us. You're welcome back any time. And we hope you will come back.

vickie jordan

very quiet campsite much more than we expected

Campground Response

Thank you, vickie! It always warms our hearts to hear that folks enjoyed their stay with us. We hope you'll come back.

Steph Knapke

Full of mosquitoes. The shower house had no hot water.

Campground Response

We're sorry you had a difficult time with us and less than satisfying experience. We have recently put up signs on our bath house to close the doors at night to keep mosquitoes out of that area. Mosquitoes in general there's not much to be done. (Besides they feed the fish that make our trout fishing renowned.) As for the bath house, the faucets are not hooked up to the hot water. But the showers most certainly are. Following this review we went down and checked to make sure the on-demand water heater was working for the showers and it was. Again, we're sorry for your bad experience.

Jenai Smits

We went for our baby dog’s first camping trip and it was wonderful! We had a great welcome and the campers were all so nice! Lovely spot, dog friendly and we loved the trails!

Campground Response

Glad you had a great time, Jenai! We hope you'll come back.

Jeremy Becker

Campground is a hidden gem, backup to thr River. Staff super nice and willing to accommodate. Other than that, the camp ground should not be open for business other than tenters. I booked a 4 night weekend, 50 Amp and stayed 1 night with intermittent 30 Amp. The water smells ungodly like sulfur. I immediately unhooked the water and went dry camo for the weekend. We packed up and rolled out. They offered in compensation 1 free night mailed to me. Were all set thank you. Will not return

Campground Response

We're so sorry for your bad experience. The amperage problem was fixable if the staff had known you were incorrectly assigned to a 30AMP site, but there was no communication during your stay about either of these two issues. The water was not immediately fixable, but there are few viable solutions to the well water in this area, except to fill your containers and wait. There's no trace of sulphur in less than 12 hours. We have many loyal and returning customers year after year, who love us. Again, we're sorry it was not a good fit for you.

Erin Mathews

Immediately felt welcomed when we arrived at camp. The tent sites were clean and well taken care of. The Bath house was nice and drinking water provided. Easy access to all the sites Montpelier has to offer. Would stay again if the next time we plan to be in the area wasn't for skiing!

Campground Response

Thank you, Erin! We much appreciate the feedback, and would welcome you again anytime (before October 31st! LOL)

Patti Dezan

Fantastic and friendly staff.

Campground Response

Thank you, Patti! We do our best, and are glad you had a pleasant visit.

stephen reboulet

Very laid back and great vibes from the host and other guests. Everyone on our multiple visits were very happy with the site and people. Would recommend in a second!!!!

Erin Demers

Beautiful and lush campground with trails and the stunning Winooski river to play in and explore. The sites were huge and there is a big field to run and play in. Super friendly owners and everyone at the campground was so happy and polite! This is a gem of a campground and our family cannot wait to return.

Albert Joy

Nice quiet campground with access to a stream. However, very dilapidated facilities. No water available at restroom or dump station.

Campground Response

The water has long been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience during your stay.

Falon Gray

Oh my lord this was a very beautiful and serene park that I am glad we found. The staff was not only very helpful they were very affable and treated us like family. There were many different kinds of sites to choose from that had all the amenities we could need. There was so many fun and relaxing activities to choose from that really helped us enjoy the whole park. The location was great as not only were there many beautiful sights to view in the park but also in the surrounding areas. Overall we had a very pleasant visit and can’t wait to go back. - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group