Vermont is such a beautiful state in the New England area of the U.S. From Green Mountain National Forest to Mount Mansfield, Vermont has thousands of acres to explore with amazing hiking, skiing, and camping. If you're planning to travel through Vermont in your RV or van, make sure to plan our where you are going to camp ahead of time! There are tons of great campsites all around the state. Below, we compiled our favorite campgrounds from our own travels and research. Without further ado, here are our picks for the best campgrounds in Vermont.
Maple Grove Campground
With the slogan of "Peace and quiet like no other," Maple Grove Campground promises and delivers a relaxing, nature oriented camping experience. Campsites are surrounded by beautiful maple trees that past guests say add to the cozy and quiet feel of the campground. Maple Groves has also been praised for having sites large enough to comfortably host big rigs with no problems and for its helpful and accommodating staff and owners.
Camping on the Battenkill
Established back in 1961, Camping on the Battenkill has come to be a local legend in Arlington, Vermont, with memories upon memories having been made there over the years. There is a wide range of campsite options ranging from completely wooded plots to open spaces near the playground. You can even opt for a riverfront site. The Battenkill River is great for trout fishing as well as activities like tubing, canoeing, and kayaking.
Limehurst Lake Campground
Located near attractions such as the State Capitol in Montpelier, the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Waterbury, and the Granite Museum in nearby Barre, Limehurst Lake Campground is perfectly situated to enjoy the idyllic surroundings of Williamstown, Vermont, while having easy access to plenty of activities. Hiking, fishing, and boat rentals at the campground itself ensure that fun and relaxation are never far away! Rent a camping cabin or rustic cabin or stay in your own tent or RV.
Mountain View Campground
Mountain View Campground has all of the comforts and amenities you need for an ideal camping experience on the Lamoille River in northern Vermont. The riverside camp sites and kayak and inner tube rentals help you maximize your time on the water during your stay. If that gets old, you can opt to enjoy the campground's two swimming pools, hot tub, or mini golf course. The onsite camp store supplements any alimentary or lodging needs you might have, offering ice, firewood, snacks, ice cream, and even local craft beers and wine.
Shelburne Camping Area
If you're looking to find a great combination of all Vermont has to offer while staying at one campground, look no further than Shelburne Camping Area. The campground is just under two miles from Lake Champlain's boating and fishing activities and within 4.5 miles of Burlington with all of its historical and cultural attractions. Shelburne Camping Area offers various discounts and specials throughout the camping season, so be sure to check out their website for more information before you visit.
Lone Pine Campsites
Catering their experience to the "young and young at heart", the folks at Lone Pine Campsites aim to create fun and exciting memories for their guests. The campground's location in scenic Lake Champlain Valley puts it in easy distance of Mallets Bay and downtown Burlington, not to mention the beautiful natural surroundings which include the Green Mountains. The constantly busy events calendar helps set this campground apart as a place that constantly brings its guests together and keeps its them engaged.
Tree Farm Campground
Tree Farm Campground's tag line says it all: "Like a Vermont State Park but with large pull-through sites and full hook ups". The private and spacious campsites are surrounded by towering white pine trees, giving the campground its name. You can't get much closer to nature, as the campground itself is home to over 30 species of birds and a bevy of other wildlife. Enjoy the hiking trails, dog park, and other amenities and activities including free WiFi, cable, and hot showers.
Abel Mountain Campground
With over 270 acres of trails, Abel Mountain Campground has all you need for a quiet and secluded but activity-filled camping trip. All but 14 of the 131 spacious campsites are full hook up, with water and cable, with half being meant for long-term guests and the other half for overnight stays. The shuffleboard, basketball, lawn games, and board games are available for guests, making it easy to pass time at the campground.
Moose River Campground
Moose River Campground is nestled in the picturesque beauty of Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom," so dubbed for its regal natural landscape. The area is also home to Vermont's maple country, making it the perfect place to sample some maple candy during your stay. The campground offers RV rentals of different sizes as well as the classic RV and tent sites. The biggest perks of Moose River are the free WiFi and cable, many planned weekend activities, and the availability of riverside campsites set along the curve of the Moose River.
Green Mountain Family Campground
Tucked into the wooded hills of the Green Mountain National Forest, Green Mountain Family Campground is a quaint, traditional campground that offers four season camping. Bring your own rig to take advantage of the full hook up sites, or rent out the lean-to and bunkroom. There's plenty to do in the area, with local activities ranging from trout, salmon, and bass fishing to maple tours to checking out local waterfalls. In the evenings, you can return back to the campground for pit BBQ dinners and theme nights.
That's it! Have any other favorite Vermont campgrounds that we missed? Shoot us a message and we will check them out. And if you're planning out a bigger road trip to other states, make sure to check out all our campground recommendations on our Best Campgrounds in the USA page.
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