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A stay at a campgrounds is a great way for outdoors-loving people, including children and families, to enjoy a vacation at a reasonable cost. Central Vermont, which includes the towns of Killington, Montpelier, and Rutland, is awash in beautiful state parks, and most have public camping accommodations. Hike, swim, canoe, bike, and enjoy your favorite outdoors activities surrounded by beautiful mountain and lakeside scenery. In addition to tent camping some VT parks also feature day use shelters, cabins and cottages. Camping in Vermont state parks is seasonal.
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Big Deer State Park

1467 Boulder Beach Road Groton, VT Phone: 802-584-3822

This campground has 23 tent/trailer sites and 5 lean-tos. The bathroom has hot showers ($). A sanitary dump station is available at Stillwater, but no hookups. There's easy access to the Groton Nature Center, Boulder Beach, and miles of hiking trails.
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Mount Ascutney State Park

1826 Back Mountain Road Windsor, VT, 05089 Phone: 888-409-7579

Great for hiking & hang gliding; pets permitted

This park is recommended as a place for tent and trailer camping, and for hiking to locations with exceptional views. It is also Vermont premiere location for hang gliding, with a hang gliding launch site. It has 39 tent or trailer sites and 10 lean-to sites in the woods. Two restrooms with plumbing and hot showers (fee charged). There is a sanitary dump station for recreational vehicles (RVs); no hookups. Two picnic areas; one at the bottom of the summit and the other up the summit road.
Campground map. See a full description of Mount Ascutney State Park.
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Lake St. Catherine State Park

3034 VT Route 30 South Poultney, VT, 05764 Phone: 802-287-9158

Lake side camping; beach; boating, fishing; boat rentals; pets allowed except in day use area

This lakeside campground is in open meadow land. It contains 50 tent and trailer sites and 11 lean-to sites. Flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station are provided. Visitors enjoy the park’s grassy meadows, woods, and beachfront. Nice picnic and swimming areas.
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Half Moon Pond State Park

1621 Black Pond Road Hubbardton, VT Phone: 802-273-2848

Good park for camping, hiking, boating, paddling, fishing; no day use; pets allowed

Half Moon Pond State Park is a favorite for family camping. The campground is on a small scale, and it has tent and lean-to camping sites and five cabins both on the waterfront and back in the more-wooded areas. The furnished Tall Timbers Cottage has a boat dock and all the comforts of home. There is a play area and hiking trails to High Pond and to Bomoseen State Park. Good park for bicycling.
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Bomoseen State Park

22 Cedar Mountain Road Castleton, VT, 05743 Phone: 802-265-4242

Good for camping, swimming, fishing, boating w/ rentals; pets allowed in campground

Bomoseen State Park is in the Taconic Mountains. At 2,000 acres in size, it embraces Glen Lake and forested land that includes the camping area of Half Moon State Park. Five dozen camp sites are located in meadows, woods, and along the lake shore. Campers have access to Flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station are provided. An open picnic pavilion is available for rent. Campground map.
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Quechee State Park

5800 Woodstock Road (Route 4) Hartford, VT, 05047 Phone: 802-295-2990

Walks along a magnificent glacial gorge; camping; pets permitted

The centerpiece of this park is the fantastic Quechee Gorge, a glacial gouge in the landscape. The park's camping area contains 45 tent or trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites; two bathrooms with showers; and a sanitary dump station. Large RVs are allowed but there are no RV hookups. There is a picnic area with a pit toilet and a hiking trail along the gorge. The park is on the Connecticut River Byway.
Campground map.
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Button Bay State Park

118 Button Bay State Park Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2377

Camping on Lake Champlain; great views; guarded pool; trails; nature center

Button Bay Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Champlain, offering beautiful views. The camping area is in an open, grassy meadow, and it includes 2 cabins and five dozen tent or trailer sites. Flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station are provided. The park has a picnic area, play area, and a swimming pool with lifeguards.
Campground map and guide
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Gifford Woods State Park

34 Gifford Woods Road Killington, VT, 05751 Phone: 888-409-7579

Good hiking; access to Appalachian Trail; pets permitted, but not in cabins

Park is popular with hikers and loved for viewing the colorful scenery during during fall foliage period. Gifford Woods has 4 cabins, 22 tent or trailer sites, and 20 lean-to sites. Two bathrooms with plumbing and hot showers (for a fee). There is a trailer sanitary station for recreational vehicles, but no RV hookups. Ice and firewood for sale. A wooded picnic area and play area are near the ranger's quarters. Access to lots of short hikes.
Campground map See a full description of Gifford Woods Park.
Coolidge State Park

855 Coolidge State Park Road Plymouth, VT Phone: 802-672-3612

Beautiful views; rustic character; camping; hiking trails

This park is famous for its wonderful mountain vistas. The campground is in a forested area and it has 36 lean-to sites and 26 tent or trailer sites; four bathrooms with hot showers; a large picnic shelter; a nature center, a play area, volleyball, and a horseshoe pit. There is a sanitary dump station for RVs, but no hookups. Lots of walking trails and chances to see owls, moose, and bears.
Campground map.
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Wilgus State Park

3985 Route 5 Weathersfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-674-5422

On Connecticut River; popular for paddling, canoeing, kayaking; campsites; cabins with WiFi

There are 4 cabins with WiFi, 17 tent sites;6 lean-to sites; and four cabins with WiFi access. One bathroom with running water and hot showers ($). Picnic area with lean-tos. A trailer sanitary station is located by the ranger's quarters. A small picnic shelter can be reserved for free for groups. This park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.
Campground map.
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Branbury State Park

3570 Lake Dunmore Road (Route 53) Brandon, VT, 05733 Phone: 888-409-7579

Popular for hiking and swimming; pets allowed in some areas

Branbury Park is on a lakeshore and at the base of a mountain. The park is divided by Route 53. Two dozen tent and lean-to sites are in a wooded area on one side of the road; and 17 tent sites are in an open field on the other side. Camp areas have flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station. Pets are allowed only in the day use area and campsites. Open Memorial Day-Columbus Day; day use , 10 a.m.-sunset.
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