Dolgeville, NY

Little Sprite Retreat

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A creekside getaway in the heart of a 1300 acre wildlife sanctuary, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

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This is a Tentrr Signature Site
This site has been selected by our team and set up with the standard Tentrr kit.
This site is located within a state park and includes the standard Tentrr kit. Please see Site Guidelines below for more details.
Partner sites are privately owned sites that may have modern amenities located on the property.
Backcountry sites let you enjoy traditional camping on private land. You need to bring your own tent and supplies.
Site Highlights
  • Parking On-Site
  • 4 campers
  • Check in: 13:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Pet friendly
Overview

Little Sprite Retreat is the place to go if you are looking for a peaceful site to relax and recharge. Take an evening hike on one of the sanctuary's trails then fall asleep to the babbling stream and the hooting owls. The site is located in the Mohawk Valley about halfway between Albany and Utica and only 2 miles away from the Adirondack Park. You are minutes away from the villages of Dolgeville and Little Falls which offer many fine restaurants and antique shops as well as access to the historic NYS barge canal and bike path. Drive North and in 30 minutes you will be in the Adirondack Park with trails to hike, stream and lakes to boat in, and gorgeous views to enjoy. Little Sprite Retreat camp site is nestled next to Little Sprite Creek in the Beaversprite Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary which is owned and operated by the Utica Zoological Society. Beaversprite was the home of the renowned "beaver woman" Dorothy Richards and has a nature center and several miles of trails.

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Site Guidelines

Bears make their home in the sanctuary so food and cooking utensils must be stored in your vehicle when you are not using them. An all-wheel or 4x4 vehicle is recommended to drive to the site. Please feel free to explore all 1300 acres of the property, a map and compass or GPS is recommended as well as insect/tick protection. Feel free to gather any dead or down trees in the surrounding forest but please do not cut down any living trees.

Mary
CampKeeper
Beaversprite Conservation Education Center is owned and managed by the Utica Zoological Society. We acquired the property in October of 2019 and are excited to share this amazing property with other people. We hope you will love it as much as we do!
Location
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Site Rules
Respect the land and tent as you would your own.
  • What you carry in, you must carry out!
  • Check campsite for trash or belongings.
  • Carefully pack up the pop-up tent (if you used it).
  • Clean out Tentrr CampBox (take your BBQ sauce!).
  • Place (empty) Tentrr Loo inside canvas tent.
  • Zip up all tent windows and doors (clasps, too).
  • Take garbage bag(s) to designated trash point (check with your Campkeeper).
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Clean grill with brush after use.
Respect & Safety
  • Don't carve your name into anything.
  • Don't cut down trees.
  • Look out for poison ivy, poison oak and sumac.
  • Check yourself for ticks every 6 hours.
The minimum cleaning fee is $50 and will be charged for leaving a campsite a mess.
Cancellation

Plans change, Mother Nature may not cooperate. We get it.
Choose from different cancellation options at checkout, based on what works best for you and your trip planning.