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.
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.
Winhall Brook offers a total of 111 campsites; 14 are lean-to shelters and 23 have electric and water hookups. 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.
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.
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Beautiful campground. Lush grass meadows. 2 rivers intersect in the campground. Most sites are on or just off the river. Huge volleyball and sports meadow. Nice pavilion. There is a small group of camp sides with electricity and water but most sites have none. The bathrooms are clean. Where the two rivers intersect is a nice sport to put your feet in the water. Kids enjoy tubing the small rapids. We go for 2 weeks most every summer.
The grounds were beautiful! nice clean restrooms and showers, a few playgrounds, and nice trails. Only downside for us was bad phone signal and everything seemed far away, like Walmart was an hour away!
First time at a US Army Corp of Engineers campground this past week. Great campground nestled between the Winhall river and west river. Super clean facilities and grounds. Spent the week in the river exploring and relaxing. They had just had a series of rainstorms before we arrived so the river was able to be tubed down for a couple days toward the end of the trip we were t able to. Short drive into town to get supplies if need be. plenty of hiking and biking in the area. would definitely come back.
The campground is well kept but the spaces are very open and visible and some are mowed lawns. A little odd- might be good for the less outdoorsy types. Bathrooms and showers were available just a short walk away. The brook is beautiful.
It's place is so relaxing and family friendly at the same time. The river is a constant lovely background sound and is wonderful to swim or just play in. Walk into town for the paper or fresh baked goods. And you can actually have a beer in camp. Legally.
We love spending time in this area as there are a lot of beautiful places. This campground is meticulous as it is run by the Army Corps and they have done a great job. The campground is located where Winhall River meets the West River. There is river swimming, hiking and biking on the West River Bike Trail, theater in the summer in Weston and wonderful towns all around. In Weston you can find the original Vermont Country Store and that is quite the excursion. There are some great stretches of river for kayaking nearby if not right at the park. The pace of life is slow there. The restrooms are immaculate and the sites are grassy. Few sites have hookups so bring your solar and pick a sunny site. They do have some walk up sites that can't be reserved ahead. The place books up early in the year for weekend visits so we went on weekdays. There are a few sites with hookups but since we like to be near the river, we opted for other areas.