Little River is one of my favorite campgrounds ever! A group of friends and I decided to get one last camping trip in before winter hit - and we came across Little River on this website. Most sites were taken (as they usually are) so plan your stay well in advance. I'd recommend sites 26 (where we stayed), 27, 40, 51, 77 and 81. There's also a few easy historical hiking trails within the campground if you don't feel like leaving for a whole day to hike! For those who stay up late to stargaze - getting down to the reservoir at night can be a little tricky - but its worth it to see the moon/stars reflect on the water.
My wife and I went here for our first ever camping experience together when we started dating. We had a small tent, it ended up raining most of the trip, we got soaked. The staff at the campground were so nice, they let us change into one of their cabins. They are such a nice addition to their campground, allowing you to have more space but still be in the wilderness. Since then we’ve been back two other times and would go back in a heartbeat. The reservoir is beautiful and it’s close enough to great food and drink in town.
Go just for the views. It was a wonderful place to stay, just for the views alone. Well worth the trip.
Little River State Park is located just outside of Waterbury Vermont so it’s an ideal location for jumping off on other adventures! There are so many great stores and restaurants nearby if you want something else do to! The park is on the shoreline of Waterbury reservoir so there is boating (rentals available) and plenty of fishing. There is also ALOT OF HIKING!
This is the only campground in the area I will stay at. It has so many benefits, I may not be able to do it justice in this review. The sites are huge. We fit two camper vans, two tents and put up a 20x20 rain tarp on Site 5. The site was freshly raked when we got there, and the leftover wood was stacked next to the fire pit. Picnic table easily seats 8. Lots of bathrooms around the park, each with showers. Firewood and Ice, along with some necessities are available at the office. Cell phone service is touchy depending on where you are in the park. There is fresh water available. Lots of activities to do here, from the Nature Center and hiking trails to seriously wicked mountain biking trails designed by Mr. Knight overlooking the reservoir where boating of all kinds is allowed. And the fishing in the river below is quite stellar. There's even an abandoned town up on top of the mountain for younto check out.
This park's got amazing trails for hiking and mountain biking, a resivoir for boating and swimming, and a ghost town to explore.
This is, by far, our favorite park to bring young kids to. First of all, the ranger-led programs are the best we’ve seen. When we were there in the summer, we went on mushroom hunts, a guided paddle, a ghost walk, and we learned about bird migrations. Programs are offered on the weekends through the summer. The park is right on the Waterbury Reservoir, so there are lots of opportunities for swimming, fishing, and paddling.
There are two camping loops, and two beaches in the park. We prefer the B beach because it is grassy and the swimming area has a sandy bottom. We also prefer the B loop for camping, but all the sites are lovely. When reserving, we always try and get a spot close to the water, some spots are a bit of a walk, but the park is busy through the summer, so we take what we can get.
There are lots of trails for hiking - one leads to an old abandoned house and another to an old cemetery. I recommend bringing bikes here to get around. Also, there’s no cell service anywhere in the park.