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128 Reviews of 22 Smugglers Notch, Vermont Campgrounds

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
Miccal  M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Wonderful views from these Primative sites

Spent two nights on FR207 at one of the fields and explored the rest. This is not a place to go without at least 9" of ground clearance. Views are spectacular, choose either sunrise or sunset and you should be able to get a site to fit your needs.

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Siteright side 3rd
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
Raj T.
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Hump Brook Tent Site

Great tent site, site 1 can have 3 platform and fire pit

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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
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…

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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Miccal  M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2020

Wonderful site, great overall location

I've stayed here a couple of times and both times had a blast. Canoeing or kayaking on the lake is great and there are paddle only sites available.  Some of the best sites ore up on a bluff with views over the lake a towards sunrise. 

This is just a great place for a getaway.

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Christina S.
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Beaver, geese and loons

We paddled into the campground because it was officially closed. Vermont state parks allow camping in the off season, but gates are locked and bathrooms are closed so camping is primitive. We had a beautiful leanto on the water with a good place to beach the kayaks. Beavers swam by our site and…

Michele S.
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Small and quiet. Beautiful area!

This is a pretty small State Park, so it fills up quickly. The sites on the pond are beautiful if you can get one! The campground has a small beach, boat launch and it's right on the Cross Vermont Trail. I stayed in October and it was really quiet and relaxing. There is absolutely no cell service…

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  • Nearby Owls Head
Site16
Month of VisitNovember
M.A.D. P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2020

An awesome site

This is one of several sites found on Forestry Rd 55. The site we found is visible from the road but is best accessible with a 4x4 as it has a rocky entrance and can be muddy during heavy rains or spring thaw. We loved being on Clark Brook. The sites and sounds were soothing.

  • Off of Forestey Rd 55
  • Clark Brook
  • Can be a little muddy
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Ashley J.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2020

Private scenic campground

We had a lean-to site that was just far enough from the bathroom that it felt far. I found the site to be well maintained and for the rangers to be kind and help. Great place to visit on the island.

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