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177 Reviews of 34 Smugglers Notch, Vermont Campgrounds

IAN P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Beautiful Spot

Nice little state park. The waterfront sites are great, but you can be very close to your neighbors. The last site 15 is also right next to a very busy boat launch. While the sites are nice, overall maintenance of the facilities was less than ideal. The beach has weeds, the bathrooms were not…

Site10
Month of VisitJuly
Tara N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Super small sites

We arrived to find that the sites we had rented were covered in trees so our solar would not work. The campground host tried to work with us to help us find another site which we thought was super nice. However as we drove around the campground many of the trees were covering the road and scratched…

Sitenone
Month of VisitJune
Tara N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Beautiful small campground

The campground is small and oh so charming. The spaces are nice sized with full hookups on most. All the lots are beautifully landscaped. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The laundry room is near most sites. The campground is in the perfect location to visit Lake Champlain. There is so much to…

Site12
Month of VisitJune
Sage M.
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Horrible this is not camping

This was the worst experience of our life, this place was the size of a shoe box was not real camping or even close to it the site was NOT big enough for our tent and truck. We got there and didn’t even get out of the truck and we went back to the front desk and told them we could not stay here and…

  • You can see how close these campsites are  and how small
SiteEw33
Month of VisitJune
Miccal  M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Great Primative Location

I didn't get the chance to camp here, it was full when I drove through looking for a place. So I came back later in the weekend for pictures. Great location, easy access, on a nice brook. Fire ring only, no facilities and minimal parking.

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Siteupper sites
Month of VisitJune
Courtney H.
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Cute and cozy campground, beside beautiful Lake Willoughby

Campgrounds was cozy and clean. Visitors were very friendly & courteous. Campground offered individual bathrooms, again well kept- very clean. Hosts were welcoming, present, and kind. And absolutely beautiful view of Lake Willoughby. Take a paddle out there, they have rentals very reasonably…

  • Tent campsite... my pick this round...my site locations allowed a choice to park at my site, or very close by where extended parking is available. Some campsites, parking is a very close walk.
  • Lake Willoughby , yes please!
  • Cozy cabin option.
SiteTent
Month of VisitJune
Neena B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

A Family Tradition

I’ve been visiting Ricker Pond for nearly 20 years (except for the years that I don’t book enough in advance and aren’t able to secure a spot for my desired length of stay). My favorite lean to site is directly on the water, private, and fills up fast. My favorite cabin site, is set back from the…

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Month of VisitJuly
Katherine B.
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

perfect for a trip to bvt

accessible, well priced camping, close to downtown and waterfront. Minimal sites on the actual lake, but the lake is extremely close and visible from sites.

Month of VisitJune
Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2021

Nice Lean-To Sites but...

This is one of many state parks all clustered around a few bodies of water in Vermont. The campground has a mix of standard tent/rv(no hook ups) sites and lean-to shelters. Sites are relatively close to one another but have a decent amount of vegetation between them to create a little more…

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SiteFox Lean-To
Month of VisitSeptember
Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2021

Interesting State Park

This state park has a little bit of everything. There are sites with electric hookups as well as some without. Some sites are in the middle of a grassy field while others are tucked in the trees. Site size various pretty vastly as you travel through the campground. There are two main loops, one is…

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SiteRemote 2
Month of VisitSeptember
Miccal  M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2021

Great State Park, wonderful lake and trails

I stayed here with a group in 2019, the park was quiet and clean. Some of the sites were a little wet so be be careful what site you get, watch out for 66 through 69. I was in 64 and it was fine.

Bathrooms and showers are nice. Area B in the back is great with some nice views and a small beach…

Hannah
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2021

Clean, comfortable, fun

We had a great time here! We were there during Covid and they did a great job spreading everything out and setting visitor expectations to follow the safety guidelines. We enjoyed biking, hiking, campfires, etc and everyone was so nice and helpful for us, especially since we were first timers.

M.A.D. P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2020

Our favorite Park in the whole Vt. State Park system

Quiet little park on Ricker Pond. I have been camping at this park for 50 years. 3 generations of our family get together when we can. The pond is great for swimming, kayaking, fishing and exploring. Plenty of things to do in the Groton State Forest as well. Plenty of prime lean-to and tent sites…

  • This marsh is popular with kids and adults alike for discovering nature
  • The pavilion is a great place for group activities. There is a beautiful stone fireplace that was built by the CCC
  • Plenty of wildlife including Loons
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M.A.D. P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2020

There are also 4 remote sights for paddlers pn the Lake Champlain Paddlers Trail. You must call Burton Island State Park to make reservations

4 very nice remote campsites on the S.E. side of the island. Wake up to stunning sunrises and spectacular views of the Green Mountains. Spacious sites with fire rings. Shade is limited at certain times of the day. Nice hiking trails nearbye. These sites are separate from the State Park, even though…

  • Very easy access to campsites
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M.A.D. P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2020

Nice secluded place for a picnic or a swim

No staff are present in the park. A self-service metal box is located at the entrance gate. A fee of a reasonable $4  is expected on the honor system  This is a good place for picnics, swimming and fishing. A few BBQ grills and picnic tables exist  There are no amenities and you will have to pack…

Month of VisitSeptember

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