With a nickname like the Green Mountain State, you know you’re in for a treat when you take a camping trip to Vermont. Check out the post below to see our top 10 favorites!
The 10 Most Stunning Campgrounds in the Green Mountain State
No matter what you like to do in the great outdoors, you can’t wish for a more beautiful place to do it than Vermont. Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, horseback riding, or even hot air ballooning, you’ll find all of these activities and more in Vermont.
Here are our picks for the top 10 campgrounds in the Green Mountain State.
1. Moose River Campground
This campground is located in Vermont’s “Northeast Kingdom,” an area that combines rolling hills, valleys, forests, rivers and vast expanses of farmland to create one of the most stunning scenes to be found anywhere. Whether you want to kick back and relax by the river or explore the surrounding maple country, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Moose River. Click here to learn more.
2. Townshend State Park
Townshend State Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and get back to the basics. Located at the base of Bald Mountain, the park boasts a wealth of hiking trails, creeks, pools and waterfalls for the enjoyment of its visitors. Click here to learn more about camping at Townshend State Park.
3. Gifford Woods State Park
If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you’ll love Gifford Woods State Park. With its close proximity to the Appalachian and Long trails, two of the most popular hiking trails in the country, this park has long been a favorite of hikers. It’s also a great place to enjoy Vermont’s beautiful fall foliage. Click here to learn more.
4. Big Deer State Park
This state park offers beautiful forest views, great hiking, 23 tent/RV camp sites and 5 lean-tos. It’s the perfect spot for a quiet, peaceful weekend getaway. Click here to learn more.
5. Apple Island Resort
Located on beautiful Lake Champlain, Apple Island Resort can’t be beat for gorgeous scenery and great fishing. Camp sites are spacious and perfect for RV camping. Click here to learn more.
6. Champlain Valley Campground
Enjoy more great fishing and beautiful views of Lake Champlain at Champlain Valley Campground in Swanton, Vermont. There’s also a boat launch pad, great spots for swimming and a playground for the kids. Learn more here.
7. Half Moon Pond State Park
Half Moon State Park is nestled within the larger, 3500-acre state park known as Bomoseen. This quiet, secluded camping area is perfect for hikers of all experience levels, with trails ranging from a short walk to a full-day hike. There are campsites to suit every taste, from primitive sites to fully-furnished cabins. Learn more here.
8. Brighton State Park
This remote state park is perfect for those who are serious about hunting, fishing or the outdoors in general. The area’s old logging roads offer great adventure for those looking to go off the beaten path. Of course, there are plenty of camp sites for those looking to spend a night or two at this breathtaking, remote park. Learn more here.
9. Moosalamoo Campground
Located at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo, and with a loop consisting of 19 irregularly spaced campgrounds, this small, remote campground is a treat for hikers and those seeking a quiet, secluded getaway surrounded by nature. It’s also one of the best places to see the fall foliage of Vermont. Learn more here.
10. Underhill State Park
Located in Mt. Mansfield State Forest, on the headwaters of Brown’s River and the west slope of Mt. Mansfield, this park is a favorite of outdoorsmen of all stripes. Enjoy hiking, fishing, rafting and even skiing at the nearby resorts, all from the comfort of one of the park’s several campsites. Learn more here.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best Vermont campgrounds! Did we forget one? Let us know in the comments!