Places to Camp near Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Vermont camping has to offer. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Green Mountain National Forest, VT (196)

    Camper-submitted photo from Gifford Woods State Park Campground
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    1.

    Gifford Woods State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    65 Photos
    188 Saves
    Killington, Vermont

    Gifford Woods State Park Campground, nestled near Killington, VT, is a gem for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. Open from May 19 to October 16, this spot offers a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail that runs right through the park. If you're into hiking, you'll find no shortage of trails to explore. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors have praised the campground for its cleanliness and well-maintained facilities. The bathrooms and showers are frequently cleaned, and there's a sanitary dump station available. If you need to stay connected, the cell service is pretty solid, which is a nice bonus for those who might need to work while camping.

    For those who enjoy a good campfire, firewood is available for purchase, and fires are allowed. The sites are generally spacious and offer a decent amount of privacy, though some are closer together than others. If you're looking for a bit more seclusion, try to snag a spot in the upper loop.

    Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the peaceful pond across the street, perfect for a quiet day of casting lines. And if you're into mountain biking, Killington Bike Park is just a few minutes away.

    Overall, Gifford Woods State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a getaway, whether you're looking to hike, fish, or just relax in a beautiful setting.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Moosalamoo Campground
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    Moosalamoo Campground

    15 Reviews
    60 Photos
    145 Saves
    Salisbury, Vermont

    Overview

    Moosalamoo Campground is a small remote campground located at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo, near Voter Brook. A large mowed grass field in the middle of the campground is good for a variety of activities, especially for groups with children. There are 19 campsites (including one host site), six vault toilets and potable water is available on site via a hand-pump.

    Recreation

    The Moosalamoo National Recreation Area consists of 16,000 acres abounding with recreation opportunities. With over 70 miles of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, lakes and streams, it offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting and more. Two hiking trails (Mt. Moosalamoo and Voter Brook) are connected to the campground loop and less than a mile down the road is Voter Brook Overlook, featuring a picnic area and an accessible path leading to a western vista.

    Facilities

    The Moosalamoo National Recreation Area consists of 16,000 acres abounding with recreation opportunities. With over 70 miles of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, lakes and streams, it offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting and more. Two hiking trails (Mt. Moosalamoo and Voter Brook) are connected to the campground loop and less than a mile down the road is Voter Brook Overlook, featuring a picnic area and an accessible path leading to a western vista.

    Natural Features

    Moosalamoo Campground is set in a pleasant stand of sugar maple, American beech, yellow birch and many other hardwoods. Its assortment of trees and ample ferns and wildflowers add to its beauty and provide shade and privacy to the campsites.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearest available shopping is in Ripton, located four miles from the campground. More extensive shopping and dining can be found in Middlebury or Brandon, both located 12 miles from the campground.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $15 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Quechee State Park Campground
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    Quechee State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
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    119 Saves
    Quechee, Vermont

    Welcome to Quechee State Park Campground, nestled near Hartford, VT. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with some solid amenities. The campground operates from May 19 to October 16, giving you a good chunk of the year to plan your visit.

    One of the standout features here is the cleanliness. Visitors consistently rave about the immaculate bathrooms and coin-operated showers. You get five minutes of hot water for just 50 cents, which is a steal. Firewood and ice are available for purchase, so you won't have to venture far for the essentials.

    The campsites themselves are spacious and well-maintained, accommodating everything from tents to big rigs. If you're into hiking, there's a trail right by site 37 that leads you down to the stunning Quechee Gorge and the visitor center. It's a bit steep, but totally worth the effort.

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, the campground offers lean-tos and even some cabins. The lean-tos are a great option if you're worried about rain or just want a bit more structure. And speaking of rain, one camper mentioned that even a downpour couldn't dampen their spirits here.

    The location is also a big plus. You're just a short drive from Woodstock and Killington Resort, where you can enjoy activities like mountain biking and zip-lining. If you're hungry, the snack bar on-site comes highly recommended, and there are plenty of dining options in nearby White River Junction.

    Overall, Quechee State Park Campground offers a fantastic mix of natural beauty, convenience, and comfort. Whether you're here for a weekend or a week, you're bound to have a memorable stay.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Branbury State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    33 Photos
    134 Saves
    Salisbury, Vermont

    The park is divided by Route 53. 19 tent/RV sites and 7 lean-to sites are on one side of the highway in a heavily wooded area, and 17 tent/RV sites are located along the perimeter of a grassy open area near the beach. There are restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. There is also a concession stand selling snacks, drinks and beach toys.

    Nearby hiking trails to scenic vistas, waterfalls, caves, mountain lakes and streams provide outstanding hiking opportunites. Mountain biking trails are also nearby. There is fishing and boating on Lake Dunmore (canoe, kayak, rowboat, and pedal boat rentals are available at the park).

    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Lake Bomoseen KOA

    10 Reviews
    22 Photos
    17 Saves
    Bomoseen, Vermont

    Welcome to Lake Bomoseen KOA, nestled near the charming town of Bomoseen, Vermont. This campground is a solid choice for families looking to enjoy a mix of relaxation and activities. The place is pretty peaceful and quiet, making it a great spot to unwind and soak in the natural beauty of the area.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of accommodations available. Whether you're into tent camping, RVing, or prefer the comfort of a cabin or glamping setup, there's something for everyone. The campground is also big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup.

    For those who like to stay active, there's plenty to keep you busy. The campground offers boat rentals, an arcade, indoor mini-golf, and even a mini theater. If you're into water activities, the marina with boat rentals is a nice touch. And let's not forget the soft serve ice cream – a hit with the kids and adults alike.

    The general store on-site is well-stocked, though some visitors have noted it could cater more to camping guests rather than the general public. The staff here are generally friendly and helpful, adding to the overall positive experience.

    However, be prepared for limited cell service and spotty Wi-Fi. If staying connected is crucial for you, this might be a bit of a challenge. The campground's location is quite remote, which adds to its charm but also means you might have to disconnect a bit more than usual.

    Overall, Lake Bomoseen KOA offers a pleasant mix of amenities and natural beauty, making it a worthwhile spot for a family getaway. Just be sure to plan ahead for the limited connectivity and enjoy the serene surroundings.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Coolidge State Park Campground
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    Emerald Lake State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    51 Photos
    133 Saves
    Danby, Vermont

    Welcome to Emerald Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Dorset, Vermont. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature while still having some comforts. The campground is open from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend, making it a perfect summer and early fall destination.

    The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone. One of the standout features here is the beautiful Emerald Lake itself. The lake is clear, warm, and perfect for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. There's even a nice beach area where you can relax and soak up the sun.

    Visitors often rave about the spacious and private campsites. Many sites are large and wooded, providing a good amount of privacy and a serene atmosphere. The facilities are well-maintained, with clean bathrooms and hot showers, although you might need some quarters for the showers. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For families, the campground is a hit. There's a concession stand, picnic areas, and even a playground to keep the kids entertained. If you're up for a bit of exploring, Manchester is just a short drive away. It's a charming town with great restaurants and shops. Some campers have recommended checking out Lyle Brook Falls for a beautiful hike and Honeypie in Jamaica for some fantastic burgers and shakes.

    Whether you're here for the fishing, the hiking, or just to unwind by the lake, Emerald Lake State Park Campground has got you covered. Enjoy your stay and make the most of this beautiful spot!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Rogers Rock Campground
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    Rogers Rock Campground

    14 Reviews
    30 Photos
    243 Saves
    Hague, New York

    Welcome to Rogers Rock Campground, a fantastic spot near Hague, NY, right on the shores of Northern Lake George. This place is a favorite for many, and it's easy to see why. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all kinds of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the easy access to Lake George. Whether you're into swimming, boating, or just lounging by the water, you'll find it all here. The lake is known for its crystal-clear waters, and there's even a hiking trail within the campground that offers breathtaking views from the top. Trust me, the hike is worth it.

    The amenities are solid, too. You'll find clean bathrooms and showers, which are always stocked with toilet paper. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and a fireplace, perfect for those evening campfires. And yes, you can have a drink—alcohol is allowed.

    For those with pets, you'll be happy to know that pets are welcome here. Just keep them on a leash and clean up after them. If you're driving a big rig, no worries—this place is big-rig friendly.

    Some campers have mentioned that the campground feels less crowded than others, even on non-holiday weekends. So, if you're looking for a bit of peace and quiet, this might be your spot. And if you need supplies, Ticonderoga is just a few miles away with a convenient Walmart.

    Overall, Rogers Rock Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty and practical amenities. Whether you're here for the lake, the hiking, or just to relax, you're in for a good time. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $22 - $27 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Green Mountain National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, Green Mountain National Forest offers a wide range of camping options, with 196 campgrounds and RV parks near Green Mountain National Forest and 22 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Green Mountain National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Green Mountain National Forest is Gifford Woods State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 16 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Green Mountain National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 22 free dispersed camping spots near Green Mountain National Forest.

What parks are near Green Mountain National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Green Mountain National Forest that allow camping, notably North Hartland Lake and Union Village Dam.