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Camel's Hump State Forest

Steven's Block- Fayston, Buel's Gore, Starksboro- Chittenden and Washington Counties- 1680 acres Howe Block- Fayston, Waitsfield- Chittenden and Washington Counties- 643 acres


General Description:

Camel's Hump State Forest consists of two separate "blocks". The Howe Block is a popular destination for mountain bikers. The Steven's Block gets very few visitors. Its lower elevations are managed for wildlife habitat and timber management, while on the ridge, the Long Trail traverses the property.

Unique Features:

The lower elevations of Stevens Block are managed in cooperation with an active group of volunteers. With the guidance of our foresters, they have helped enhance habitats for a variey of wildlife species. 

Recreation Overview:

The Howe Block is a popular destination for mountain bikers with approximately seven miles of trail that link in to additional trails on private land. These trails are managed in cooperation with the Mad River Riders, a local chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association. Check out the Mad River Riders website for more information about riding in the area. 

Planning Overview:

Camel's Hump State Forest is managed as part of the Camel's Hump Management Unit. The Agency of Natural Resources has recently completed an update of the Long-Range Management Plan for the Camel's Hump Management Unit. The current draft version of the plan will be presented to the public at three meetings during November 2017. The draft plan and meeting schedule can be found here.

Additional Information:

The iconic summit of Camel's Hump is actually part of Camel's Hump State Park. Check out a map and look here for more information about Camel's Hump State Park. 


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