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Places to Camp near Townshend Lake

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Looking for the best campgrounds near Townshend Lake, VT? Townshend Lake is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Townshend Lake. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Townshend Lake, VT (160)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Jamaica State Park

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    Jamaica State Park

    20 Reviews
    64 Photos
    144 Saves
    Jamaica, Vermont
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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  2. Camper-submitted photo from Molly Stark State Park

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    Molly Stark State Park

    14 Reviews
    22 Photos
    102 Saves
    Wilmington, Vermont
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    • Electric Hookups
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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  4. Camper-submitted photo from Emerald Lake State Park

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    Emerald Lake State Park

    17 Reviews
    51 Photos
    126 Saves
    Danby, Vermont
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    Camping On The Battenkill

    17 Reviews
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    332 Saves
    Arlington, Vermont

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    Camping On The Battenkill is a quiet nature orientated campground on 35acres of land that offers large spacious private sites in 30 Acres of forest, 2 rivers and a large open field area for group bookings. The beauty of The Battenkill and Roaring Branch rivers can be experienced throughout the varied terrain of the campground. We have RV Sites and Raw Camping sites that are situated on the Battenkill River the other sites are located in the forest or open field. Life does not get better than this! A natural swimming hole with a sandy beach lies in the midst of the campground with all campers having access to it for long cool summer’s day experiences. Campers also enjoy tubing and canoeing on the river as well as basking in the sun, or taking their pets for long cool walks through the forest. The Battenkill is noted as an exceptional trout stream for fishing and we even offer guided fishing tours right from the campground. On rainy days campers can enjoy the games room or take a covered bridge tour nearby the campground. We offer a mobile honey wagon service for campers who require longer stays. The campground is well known for creating memories and experiences that last a lifetime so book your stay now and start making memories. 

    Nearby Attractions: Lake Shaftsbury State Park, Battenkill River, Mount Equinox, Covered Bridges, Lye Brook Wilderness, Merck Forest, Lincoln House, Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Norman Rockwell Art Museum and Sugar Shack, Christmas Day Shop, Shaftsbury Alpaca Farm, Manchester VT for world class shopping, and many other local attractions. 

    Nearby Cities/Town: Arlington, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Manchester.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $57 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Winhall Brook Camping Area

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    Winhall Brook Camping Area

    10 Reviews
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    147 Saves
    South Londonderry, Vermont

    Overview

    NOTICE: Due to damages sustained during the 2023 floods, in addition to planned infrastructure upgrades, the Winhall Brook Camping Area will be closed for the entirety of the 2024 Recreation Season. As of now, we anticipate a tentative reopening on May 16, 2025. Thank you for your understanding. Winhall Brook Camping Area is nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont along Winhall Brook and the West River, seven miles from Ball Mountain Lake. The campground has strong appeal to the outdoorsman at heart, offering hiking, biking and fishing opportunities in a beautiful natural setting.

    Recreation

    The campground offers several waterways in which to fish and play. The West River and Winhall Brook are home to brook, rainbow and brown trout. Hiking and biking are popular summer activities with cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The West River Trail stretches 16 miles along parts of the long-since-abandoned West River Railroad, providing a safe and scenic route for hiking, biking and cross country skiing in the winter months. The trail connects the villages of South Londonderry, Jamaica and Townshend. Ball Mountain Lake is nearby with fishing, boating, hiking and scenic overlooks. You can access the lake at our car-top boat launch which also provides shore fishing access. Hiking trails offer great views of Angel Falls to the north and Hamilton Falls to the south along the West River Trail. Water is released from the dam to create whitewater opportunities for rafting and kayaking the first weekend in May and the last weekend in September.

    Facilities

    Winhall Brook offers a total of 111 campsites; 14 are lean-to shelters and 23 have electric and water hookups (S6-S28). Flush toilets, showers, drinking water and dump stations are provided. Campers enjoy the park's three playgrounds, four horseshoe pits, one basketball court and one volleyball court.

    Natural Features

    Winhall Brook consists of broad grassy meadows surrounded by heavily wooded areas. The campground lies among a beautiful northern hardwood forest, which provides outstanding fall color and wildlife habitat. Visitors enjoy catching glimpses of the region's wildlife which may include moose, white-tailed deer, black bear, bald eagles, owls, osprey, woodpeckers and a wide variety of songbirds.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (802) 824-4570 or call (978) 318-8914 for general information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please see Recreation.gov changes and cancellation policy at the link below: Changes and cancellations__

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    • RVs
    • Tents

    $24 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Ashuelot River Campground

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    Ashuelot River Campground

    14 Reviews
    28 Photos
    76 Saves
    West Swanzey, New Hampshire
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $47 - $70 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Fort Dummer State Park

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    Fort Dummer State Park

    10 Reviews
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    52 Saves
    Brattleboro, Vermont

    Fort Dummer State Park, located in the Connecticut River Valley just outside of Brattleboro, has 217 acres of forest land.

    The park was named after Fort Dummer, the first permanent European settlement in Vermont. Built on the frontier in 1724, it was initially the gateway to the early settlements along the banks of the Connecticut River. Forty-three English soldiers and twelve Mohawk Indians manned the fort in 1724 and 1725. Later, the fort protected what was then a Massachusetts colony from an invasion by the French and Indians. Made of sturdy white pine timber, stacked like a log cabin, Fort Dummer served its purpose well.

    The park overlooks the site of Fort Dummer which was flooded when the Vernon Dam was built on the Connecticut River in 1908. This site can be seen from the northernmost scenic vista on the Sunrise Trail. It is now underwater near the lumber company located on the western bank of the river.

    Located in the southern foothills of the Green Mountains, the forest is more like those of southern New England than like a typical Vermont forest. Southern tree species such as white, red, and chestnut oaks, dominate the hardwood forest, which also contains beech, maple, yellow birch, and white birch.

    An abundance of oak trees provides food and shelter for gray squirrels, turkeys, and deer. Ruffed grouse also inhabit these woods, attracted by its dense woody cover and open understory.

    Facilities / Amenities The campground has 50 tent/trailer sites and 10 lean-to sites. These are located in two adjacent areas and are served by two toilet buildings, both with coin-operated hot showers. There is a sanitary dump station, but there are no hookups. Also located within the park is a small picnic area, hiking trails (one of which leads to a swimming hole) and a large open field.

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    • ADA Access
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  9. Camper-submitted photo from Kampfires

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    Kampfires

    8 Reviews
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    31 Saves
    West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $50 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Grout Pond Recreation Area

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    Grout Pond Recreation Area

    7 Reviews
    33 Photos
    255 Saves
    Sunderland, Vermont

    Grout Pond Recreation Area is 1,600 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest set aside for year-round recreation. Grout Pond is a very popular destination for camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. Over 10.0 miles of multipurpose trails are available through relatively flat, low-lying terrain. The trails are marked with blue diamond blazes, are available for year-round hiking, but can be extremely wet and muddy at times. Trails connect with a more extensive trail system of nearby Somerset Reservoir. In winter, the trails are open to ungroomed skiing and are rated easy to more difficult. Snowmobiles are restricted to Forest Road 262 and a portion of the West Trail. These trails are marked with orange diamond blazes. Grout Pond Trails Camp Loop - .9 miles, Easy East Trail - 3.2 miles, Easy-Moderate Hill Top Trail .8 miles Moderate Pond Loop 2.6 miles Easy West Trail 2.8 mies Moderate Additional Resources Grout Pond Recreation Area Brochure and Map

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $16 / night


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