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Southern Vermont Campgrounds near Stratton, Mount Snow, Manchester 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. Southern Vermont, which includes the towns of Mount Snow, Bennington, Brattleboro, and Manchester, 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 Southern Vermont state parks is seasonal.
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Townshend State Park

2755 State Forest Road Townshend, VT, 05353 Phone: 802-365-7500

Rustic camping; hike to the mountaintop; limit on people and vehicles per campsite; pets allowed

Townshend State Park is at the foot of Bald Mountain. It is known for its rustic and close-to-nature camping atmosphere. The wooded campground has 30 tent or trailer sites and 4 lean-to sites. Two bathrooms (one with showers); a picnic shelter with a fireplace and three tables. The park looks has a picnic area, hiking trails, and a campground with tent platforms. Because of the size and layout of the park, there is a limit of 6 people and one vehicle per site. There is a trail to the top of Bald Mountain for day hiking, with fantastic views. Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day.
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Fort Dummer State Park

434 Old Guildford Road Brattleboro, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-2610

Camping, walking and hiking; near two historic byways; pets allowed

Fort Dummer State Park is a sweet, small camping park an easy weekend drive from New York City and Boston. It is near the historic and culture-rich town of Brattleboro, always a fun visit. The park is along the Molly Stark Byway and the Connecticut River Byway. The campground has 50 tent or trailer sites and 10 lean-to sites and two bathrooms with hot showers. There is a sanitary dump station, but no hookups. Campers also can enjoy at picnic area, hiking trails and a playing field.
Campground map.
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Jamaica State Park

48 Salmon Hole Lane Jamaica, VT Phone: 802-874-4600

Tent and trailer camping; white water release; fishing; pets allowed

The park has 41 tent or trailer sites and 18 lean-to sites. Two rest rooms have hot showers. A picnic shelter and nature center are near the picnic area and swimming hole. The weight limit for the town's bridge leading into Jamaica State Park has been downgraded to 8 tons. Open: April 26-Columbus Day; day hours, 10 a.m.-sunset.
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Emerald Lake State Park

65 Emerald Lake Lane East Dorset, VT, 05253 Phone: 802-362-1655

Fine camping, swimming, paddling, fishing, walking and hiking; motor boats prohibited

Located on a lake and near the Long and Appalachian trails, this park is popular for water sports and hiking. The park surrounds 20-acre Emerald Lake. One hundred campsites and lean-to sites are on the wooded ridge above Emerald Lake. Flush toilets, hot showers, and dump station are provided. Picnic areas are found on the hill and alongside the lake. Season & Hours: Memorial Day-Columbus Day; day use hours: 10 a.m.-sunset.
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Molly Stark State Park

705 Route 9 East Wilmington, VT, 05363 Phone: 802-464-5460

Camping and hiking to fire tower with magnificent views; pets allowed

Park has two camping areas of 23 trailer or tent site and 11 lean-to sites. Bathrooms with showers. Pavilion for up to 60 people with electricity, grill, and tables, is for rent. This park is on Molly Stark Trail Scenic Byway (Route 9), the historic route across. Hiking trails to the mountain peak yield beautiful views. Season: Memorial Day-Columbus Day.
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Lake Shaftsbury State Park

262 Shaftsbury State Park Road (Route 7A) Shaftsbury, VT, 05262 Phone: 802-375-9978

Furnished cottage on the lake; group camping; boat rentals; swimming; pets allowed

Lake Shaftsbury State Park is on Lake Shaftsbury. Lodging includes a furnished waterfront cottage with deck and grill and a group camping area with lean-tos. Also, a swimming beach, play area, and picnic area. A concessionaire rents canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and pedal boats.
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Woodford State Park

142 State Park Road Bennington, VT, 05201 Phone: 802-447-7169

Good camping, walking and hiking; lakes with boat rentals; pets permitted

This park is on a high plateau, in a wooded area with nearby lakes and ponds. The wooded campground has 103 sites. Flush toilets, hot showers for a fee, and a dump station are provided. A small beach and picnic area are located near the dam. Several nearby hiking trails include a walking route around the lake.
Open: Memorial Day-Columbus Day; day use hours, 10 a.m.-sunset.
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