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Northern Vermont Campgrounds near Stowe, Burlington welcome you

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. Northern Vermont, which includes the towns of Stowe, Burlington, Waterbury, and the Hero Islands, 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 Northern Vermont state parks is seasonal.
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Underhill State Park in Mount Mansfield State Forest

352 Mountain Road Underhill, VT, 05490 Phone: 888-409-7579

Rustic camping at tent and lean-to sites; road not for RVs and trailers

The park includes a log picnic shelter, The park contains a small campground, picnic grounds, a group camping area, and a picnic shelter. The campground has a bathroom with flush toilets and cold running water (no showers). In the lower camp area, near the ranger station, there are 11 tent sites and 6 lean-to sites. Bathrooms has cold water and flush toilets (no showers). Campsites are walk-in. Because of the narrow entrance road and limited maneuvering space, this park is not recommended for recreational vehicles or trailer campers. Campground map.

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Elmore State Park

856 VT Route 12 Lake Elmore, VT, 05657 Phone: 802-888-2982

Good family camping; hikes and walks; lake swimming; pets but not on beach

This is a fun park for family camping. The campground has 45 tent or trailer sites and 15 for lean-tos. Two restrooms in the campground with hot showers. A sanitary dump station is available; no hookups. Campground map.
A beach house on Lake Elmore may be rented from Memorial to Labor Day. The beach house has a function room that holds 50 people, also for rent. An open-air picnic pavilion that seats up to 100 people may be rented by the day. It has charcoal grills, tables, restrooms nearby, electricity, wheelchair access.
See a full description of Elmore State Park.
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Brighton State Park

102 State Park Road Island Pond, VT, 05846 Phone: 802-723-4360

Remote, rustic camping; fishing; paddling; swimming; boats for rent

Brighton State Park in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is the place for remote camping by genuine outdoorsmen and -women. The calls of loons from Spectacle Pond can be heard in the park's campground, The campground sits on the undeveloped Spectacle Pond has 5 cabins, 61 tent or trailer sites, and 23 lean-tos. Bathrooms have hot showers. A sanitary dump station is available. No RV hookups. Also on Spectacle Pond are a swimming beach and changing rooms. Also, the park has hiking trails, boat rentals, and a playground.
See a full description of Brighton State Park.
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Grand Isle State Park

36 East Shore South Grand Isle, VT Phone: 802-372-4300

Many campsites; large sandy beach, swimming, shore fishing, sports fields

This park is located on the shores of the very beautiful South Hero Island (also known as Grand Isle). It is large, and has the most-visited campground in the state and a destination park for many camping families. Ease distance from Burlington, VT, and Montreal, Quebec.
The park has 117 tent or trailer sites, 36 lean-to sites, and 4 cabins. Rest rooms have running water and hot showers for a fee. There is a trailer sanitary station but no hookups. Half the camp sites can accommodate self-contained RVs. Some lakeside camping and lots of access to water sports.
See a full description of Grand Isle State Park.
Mount Philo State Park

5425 Mount Philo Road Charlotte, VT, 05445 Phone: 802-425-2390

Park on a mountain top has magnificent views; camping; hiking; pets allowed

A camping area has 10 sites, flush toilets and hot showers. Road to the park is steep and narrow; not for trailers. This park is loved for its expansive views overlooking Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Open : Memorial Day-Columbus Day; day use hours, 10 a.m.-sunset.
Campground map.
See a full description of this park.
Lake Carmi State Park

460 Marsh Farm Road (Route 236) Enosberg Falls, VT, 05450 Phone: 802-933-8383

Great park for paddling and boating; many campsites; pets not allowed in day use area

Lake Carmi, the fourth-largest lake in Vermont, is well-loved for its camping, fishing, and waster sports. The state park includes over two miles of frontage on the shores of Lake Carmi. For campers, there are 140 tent or trailer sites, 35 lean-to sites, and two cabins. Bathrooms have running water and hot showers. There is a trailer dump station but no hookups. Most sites allow self-contained RVs (no hookups). Two camping areas each have their own swimming beaches. Campground map
See a full description of Lake Carmi State Park.