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About Grand Isle State Park
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
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Pets Allowed
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Picnic Table
Reservable
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Location
Grand Isle State Park is located in Vermont
Latitude
44.688 N
Longitude
-73.295 W
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15 Reviews of Grand Isle State Park
Great place

Wonderful hidden gem! We stayed two nights here and would have stayed for the rest of our vacation if there had been availability. This is a very serene setting. 

The campsites are separated enough from each other to be comfortable and private. Some sites are on the lakeshore (usually booked far ahead) and others in the wooded areas but still with easy proximity to the water. Some are shady, some open (wonderful for the night sky!) and they all have decent picnic tables and fire pits (some with hearths). We picked a site that was entirely grassy--it had no gravel or dirt--so we enjoyed comfortable camping barefoot. It was lovely.

Bathrooms were pretty clean albeit with a tad of outhouse aroma. I saw them cleaning the showers one day, they spend about 15 minutes on each one with a pressure washer, so it's a good thorough cleaning. I had a great shower there. Lots of hooks and a good shower head with abundant hot water.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, firewood portions were generous, ice  is also available for purchase as well as kayak rentals. There's a boat launch right in the campground so if you bring a boat you can land it right there (no dock, however). 

Biking on the island is easy, it's a 2-mile ride to the little town with a nice little grocery store and bait shop. They have groceries, beer and wine, meats, a little deli, and coffee. We biked to the ferry dock (~3 mi) and took the ferry across to Plattsgurgh (6 mi along a separate bike trail into town from the dock) to do laundry and have dinner. It's a nice excursion, about 20 miles riding. Although plattsburgh is not particularly scenic they do have some nice lakshore/harbor views and monuments. One could bike to Burlington, but I think it might be 20 miles or a little more each way--it includes paved lakeshore trails and a  bike/foot causeway across a part of lake Champlain. 

This campground would be a nice base camp to experience Burlington. It's less than a half hour drive and a much nicer campground than North Beach for sure. 

This is a wonderful place to camp. We were very sad to leave!

A great getaway.

Here is a wonderful State Park with all the amenities. Located about as far north as you can go on the East coast located on lake Champlain you won't be disappointed camping here

Excellent!

Great place. We have been coming here for over 20 years. Right on Lake Champlain. The only downside is the beach is rocky, so bring water shoes! Dog friendly, and you have the choice between wooded areas and grassy. Close to great road biking and hiking.

Gorgeous!

Right on Lake Champlain with clean, beautiful sites. Lots of awesome lake activities.

Really cool set up

This is the first place I experienced a camp site like this. I really liked the open shed structures for tent set up or for sleeping bags. Would love to go back!

Lakeside bike ride good times!

We biked to this park from Burlington via the Island Line Trail. It was a super trip. The lakeside lean-to was awesome.

Great campground for all ages.

They have so many activuties on site and nearby

beautiful scenery

The campsites were mostly private and were a good size. The park was pretty empty during the week but got more populated on the weekend. They rent kayaks and canoes.

repeat visitors

we camped here and loved it so much we convinced our family to camp here the following summer! we will absolutely be back again! we love it’s location! it’s secluded, gorgeous, close to great biking, and close to burlington! we definitely recommend it!

Nice clean campground

Pros:

beautiful private big woodsy leanto site.

Very nice people

clean bathrooms

cons:

Very rocky beach with little to no sand to play in

a bit of a walk to the water

overall we considered coming back because it was a great stay. Very peaceful and laid back but without a beach for the kids to play when it got hot it was enough for us to look elsewhere.