Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Hancock, VT

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Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Hancock, VT (128)

    Camper-submitted photo from Moosalamoo Campground
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    1.

    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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    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $15 / night

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    Gifford Woods State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    65 Photos
    186 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.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Mountain National Forest FR207
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Mountain National Forest FR207
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    Camper-submitted photo from Quechee State Park Campground
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    Quechee State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    161 Photos
    120 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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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Little River State Park Campground
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    5.

    Little River State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    75 Photos
    284 Saves
    Waterbury Center, Vermont

    Little River State Park, which is part of Mt. Mansfield State Forest, is home to central Vermont's largest and most popular campground. The campground has 81 tent/RV sites, 20 lean-tos, and five cabins. Restrooms have flush toilets and hot and cold running water, and three of the four restrooms have coin-operated hot showers. A sanitary dump station is available, but there are no hookups. Within the campground, there are swimming beaches, play areas, a boat launch, ball fields, and boat rentals for campers (for day use boat rentals and swimming, see Waterbury Center, State Park). Adjacent to the park are miles of hiking trails for campers and day use visitors that take in the rich cultural and natural history of the area.

    Remote camping: The remote campsites can be reserved online or through the Reservation Call Center at 1-888-409-7579 starting May 19. Those not reserved are first come/first served. Information about open campsites may be found at each access area. Simply find a vacant designated campsite, pitch in and the park ranger will come by to get you registered. Campsites may be used by any single party for up to 7 days with no fees. Every remote campsite has a maximum occupancy of 6 people, unless otherwise posted. There are privies at these sites, but there is no potable water. View remote camping page here.

    Today, Little River State Park is one of the most popular parks in central Vermont. Waterbury Reservoir is particularly favored for boating with a portion of the reservoir devoted to quieter uses. Angling for bass and trout is as popular here as water-skiing.>

    Enjoy swimming beaches, play areas, boat rentals and a launch, and miles of hiking and mountain bike trails in the adjacent Mt. Mansfield State Forest. Self-guided history and nature trails are located close to the camping area.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $19 - $28 / night

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    Silver Lake Campground

    6 Reviews
    20 Photos
    123 Saves
    Salisbury, Vermont

    Overview

    Silver Lake Campground is a small, primitive hike or bike-in only campground located on Silver Lake in Leicester, VT. There are 15 campsites, seven of which are available for advanced reservations along with eight first-come, first-served sites. It is a 0.6 mile hike in or a 1.5 mile bike ride in to access the campground.__ Please note: This Silver Lake Campground is located in Vermont.

    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. From Silver Lake Campground, several hiking and mountain biking trails begin, including the Leicester Hollow / Chandler Ridge loop (open to hiking and biking) and the Rattlesnake Cliff / Aunt Jenny hiking loop (closed March 15 - August 1 for Peregrine Falcon nesting). Fishing and swimming are both popular activities accessible from the campground.

    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. From Silver Lake Campground, several hiking and mountain biking trails begin, including the Leicester Hollow / Chandler Ridge loop (open to hiking and biking) and the Rattlesnake Cliff / Aunt Jenny hiking loop (closed March 15 - August 1 for Peregrine Falcon nesting). Fishing and swimming are both popular activities accessible from the campground.

    Natural Features

    Silver Lake is a gorgeous 100-acre lake surrounded by National Forest on all sides. It has attracted people for many generations and, along with its natural beauty, holds a strong sense of history. Long before the famous Silver Lake Hotel and religious retreat located on the site of today's picnic area, ancestors of today's Abenaki people were here enjoying the peace and beauty.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearest available shopping and dining is in Brandon, located nine miles from the campground. Also nearby is Middlebury (17 miles from the campground), which offers many additional options.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $10 / night

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    Lake Champagne RV Resort

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    24 Saves
    Randolph, Vermont

    Nestled into the beautiful Green Mountains, our campground is truly a sight to behold.

    Our spacious sites can accommodate anything from a small tent to a large RV.

    With numerous amenities, our sites all have a view to be remembered.

    Located at the geographic center of Vermont, the best of what our beautiful state has to offer is within easy driving distance of your campsite.

    Nearby, attractions of all sorts abound: Country stores, golfing, museums, summer festivals, the granite quarries in Barre, & the Ben & Jerry's ice-cream factory.

    We hope you'll enjoy Vermont much as we do. This is a place that will leave an indelible impression on you from the moment you enter.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $26 - $45 / night

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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.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    9.

    Abel Mountain Campground

    3 Reviews
    1 Photo
    20 Saves
    Randolph, Vermont
    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 / night

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    Chittenden Brook Campground

    3 Reviews
    17 Photos
    150 Saves
    Goshen, Vermont

    Overview

    Chittenden Brook Campground is situated in a beautiful northern hardwoods forest, approximately seven miles from Rochester, VT. It is a small and semi-remote campground, perfect for those who seek a more tranquil camping experience. The Green Mountain National Forest in partnership with the Vermont Huts Association has a cabin located at the Chittenden Brook Campground available for reservations. The Chittenden Brook Hut (pictured above) is open for year-round use and is located within the semi-remote campground on the Green Mountain National Forest. To make reservations and learn more please visit the Chittenden Brook Hut website: Chittenden Brook Hut____

    Recreation

    With an abundance of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and streams, the Chittenden Brook area offers plentiful opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, river tubing, fishing, hunting, and more. The Chittenden Brook trail system starts at the campground and passes through a mature northern hardwood forest, along a pristine mountain stream, and past a beaver pond on its way to connecting with the Long Trail.

    Facilities

    With an abundance of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and streams, the Chittenden Brook area offers plentiful opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, river tubing, fishing, hunting, and more. The Chittenden Brook trail system starts at the campground and passes through a mature northern hardwood forest, along a pristine mountain stream, and past a beaver pond on its way to connecting with the Long Trail.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located along Chittenden Brook, a pristine mountain stream that feeds into the White River. Wildlife located in this area includes white-tailed deer, moose, and black bear.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby attractions include Long Trail access on site, river tubing on the White River, mountain biking on the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield and the towns of Killington, Rochester and Brandon.

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    • Tents
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    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $15 / night

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