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Camel’s Hump Monroe Trailhead Parking Area Will Be Closed During Construction


Danielle Fitzko, Director of Forests
Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources

Camel’s Hump Monroe Trailhead Parking Area Will Be Closed During Construction 

Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) will be initiating a project on August 15th through a contractor to expand the existing parking capacity servicing the Monroe Trail in Camel’s Hump State Park in Duxbury. The Monroe Trail is a popular hiking route to the summit of Camel’s Hump. Visitors should be aware that the two upper parking areas at the Monroe Trailhead will be closed Monday through Friday while the project is active through September 15th. The parking lot is being expanded, roughly doubling in capacity, to better accommodate the existing levels of visitation by allowing vehicles to park off the traveled portion of Camel’s Hump Road.

During the construction, hikers will need to park in the winter parking area, adding one mile to the round-trip hike. Visitors are encouraged to seek alternate hiking locations, which can be found using or by contacting the Green Mountain Club (802-244-7037; Hikers choosing to access the Monroe trail during construction will encounter heavy equipment and trucks and should stay alert and make themselves visible to truck drivers and equipment operators. 

“Camel’s Hump is one of the most popular recreation destinations in Vermont and this parking lot expansion will better accommodate our visitors,” said FPR Commissioner, Michael Snyder. “With what always feels like a short hiking season, there’s never a good time to close a parking area for improvements. We hope that the hiking public will use this period as an opportunity to explore the many other trails Vermont has to offer.”

For additional information about the project, contact Danielle Fitzko, Director of Forests, at 802-598-9992 or

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