Vermont is not only one of the best places to live and work in the U.S.; it’s also a hugely popular vacation destination. All seasons have their own charm in this freethinking New England state, from the long, snowy winters to gloriously sunny summers and, of course, the breathtaking fall foliage. It comes as no surprise that Vermont is popular among campers. Along with hiking, skiing and fishing, camping in Vermont is among the greatest things to do in this gorgeous state.
Vermont is one of the least populated American states, home to vast forests, accessible mountains, and picturesque villages. Whether you come for fishing or hiking, kayaking or skiing, Vermont has it all in world-class quality. Fishing on Lake Champlain can be done all year long – ice fishing in winter through boat trips in summer – while kayaks and canoes are welcome on most rivers and lakes. Hiking, however, is arguably the most practiced outdoor pursuit in the Green Mountain State. Trails crisscross across the land, running along the beautiful Lake Champlain shoreline and up to the highest Green Mountain peaks, such as Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield. Vermont is also home to the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, the Long Trail. This path runs from the Massachusetts border all the way north to Canada, following the crest of the Green Mountains. A section of the beloved Appalachian Trail cuts through the state’s southern part as well. Rest assured that you’ll find plenty of camping in Vermont on the way, along the trails, on riverbanks and lakeshores. Are you a winter camper, too? We sure hope so! Vermont happens to be one of North America’s best destinations for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. With renowned resorts such as Killington, Sugarbush and Stowe, it’s a winter sports enthusiast’s paradise.
No matter what adventures you’re after, Vermont has you covered. And at The Dyrt, we’re always ready to help you find the best camping in Vermont.
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5 stars for the setting in the pines overlooking the lake with spacious sites (except those along side the lake). 3 stars for lack of cell service and no WiFi . I would definitely stay again. Owner very helpful and attentive . Sites are on a tiered hillside so most have a view of the lake.
We stayed here only a few days after the campground opened due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. They were certainly quite busy for only their 3rd day open this season. It was also evident that they are still working out a few kinks as they adjust and adapt to serve campers among lot's of new mandates. Be patient with the staff, as they are busy and appear to be under staffed.
Note: there are several services that are not available due to the pandemic and cabins are not available for the 2020 camping season. Check in is at 2 and check out is at 11, it was our experience that early check-ins and late check outs are not allowed so just know that upon arrival.
There are just over 60 sites available in three separate loops. The second loop has a new bath house that is very clean and provides 3 toilets per gender and 4 unisex quarter operated showers. The showers are very clean and nice, as well as reasonably priced in my opinion. The bath house buildings in the other two loops are older and offer three toilets and a single coin operated shower inside the bathroom. The price (see photo) is quite non-specific.
There are many lean-to shelters available which we thoroughly enjoyed given that it rained almost the entire time we were there (most of the pictures are from the day we arrived, and the only dry moments we had). The lean-to made our stay much more enjoyable than it would have been otherwise.
Most sites are up above the water, well shaded and quite large. There are a few sites that are down on Spectacle Pond. The fishing was super slow but still fun. And as others have said, the loons are quite vocal during the evening and morning hours.
The park manager, Ryan, was nice but seemed overwhelmed when we arrived. Again, they just opened with a ton of new rules so I can understand why he seemed frazzled. He did ask if there was anything else we needed to make our stay more enjoyable.
Just down the road is a nice day use area with a beach, changing rooms and restrooms. If you arrive early, it is a nice place to spend a little time while you wait for 2:00 p.m. to come around.
We stayed in a cabin with our pup. This place was very clean and loaded with amenities: pool, dog park, events, open fields, deer, store, etc. This was glamping with a fire pit 😃 There were plenty of sites for all size RV’s with hook-ups. A town with lots to do and see is nearby including hiking trails.
This is a great campground set in a thick pine forest near a large pond. They have a lagoon for swimming and a children's playground. Hiking trails nearby. Canoes for rent. Fire wood and camping supplies for sale. Close to several towns with multiple restaurants. Pull threw, large sites available.
My family and I went on our first camping trip together here in September of 2019. It was quiet and peaceful. There were no other campers and we had our pick of any site we liked. We picked a nice site next to a babbling brook. While we only tent camped we plan to return with our new to us pop up this year. We only saw two cars during our entire stay.