- Maximum occupancy per site: 2 vehicles, 8 people.
- Check-in time: 2 p.m. Check-out time: 11 a.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Permitted, with the exception of bulk containers.
- Generator use: Permitted only 8–10 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: Prohibited.
142 State Park Road, Bennington, VT 05201
Located in the Green Mountains in the southwestern corner of the state, Woodford State Park has the highest elevation campground in Vermont. It’s set at 2,400 feet on a mountain plateau surrounding Adams Reservoir, with a dense forest of spruce, fir, and birch providing an idyllic setting. The elevation, shady trees, and swimming beach are perfect for a refreshing summer camping experience. The shoulder seasons are cooler, quieter, and a great time of year to enjoy boating, hiking, and fall colors.
Woodford’s campground features just over 60 tent/RV sites, flush toilets, coin-operated hot showers, and a dump station. Many of the sites back up to the reservoir. Kayak and canoe rentals are available in the summer. The university city of Bennington is just a few miles west, making this a popular weekend getaway and also providing campers with easy access to the city’s amenities and culture.
1621 Black Pond Road, Hubbardton, VT 05743
This gem of a park is tucked away within Bomoseen State Park’s 3,500 acres of forest, in a densely wooded, sheltered basin surrounding Half Moon Pond. It’s a serene environment to get away from it all for a day or a few nights. Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are available on the picturesque pond, and swimmers will appreciate the clear, fresh water. Extensive trails allow visitors to enjoy a short, scenic walk or a full-day hike. Wildlife viewing opportunities include white-tailed deer and the occasional moose.
Half Moon Pond State Park’s campsites are laid out around the pond, many of them on the waterfront. Sites are spacious and private. Campground facilities are typically basic, but well maintained. Located close to the western border with New York state, this Vermont state park is a peaceful getaway and also a good base to tour the area, including Fort Ticonderoga on the Hudson River.
36 East Shore South, Grand Isle, VT 05458
For an ultimate Vermont camping experience, Grand Isle State Park is located on the largest island in Lake Champlain. Unparalleled scenic views and water access attract visitors from all over the state, as well as from across the nearby borders with New York and Quebec, Canada. The park is relatively developed for Vermont, with a nature center hosting programs and games, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, a play area, and nature walks. Campers also have free access to the beaches at Knight Point State Park and Alburgh Dunes State Park.
The campground is the second largest out of Vermont’s state parks, with more than 100 sites. Restrooms, showers, potable water, and a dump station are available. Sites are spacious and shady, although limited for larger RVs. A scenic bike ride or drive around the island is an ideal way to take in a variety of beautiful views. About 30 miles from Burlington, Grand Isle makes a great base for day trips into the city and the area’s charming small towns.
Vermont state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Allis State Park
Big Deer State Park
Bomoseen State Park
Branbury State Park
Brighton State Park
Button Bay State Park
Coolidge State Park
D.A.R. State Park
Elmore State Park
Emerald Lake State Park
Fort Dummer State Park
Gifford Woods State Park
Grand Isle State Park
Half Moon Pond State Park
Jamaica State Park
Lake Carmi State Park
Lake St. Catherine State Park
Little River State Park
Maidstone State Park
Molly Stark State Park
Mount Ascutney State Park
Mount Philo State Park
New Discovery State Park
Quechee State Park
Ricker Pond State Park
Silver Lake State Park
Smugglers’ Notch State Park
Stillwater State Park
Townshend State Park
Wilgus State Park
Woodford State Park
For more information on Vermont state park campgrounds, visit vtstateparks.com.