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Advance Reservations for Waterbury Reservoir Remote Campsites Beginning May 2, 2022

Kayakers enjoy a paddle on Waterbury Reservoir.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 11, 2022

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

 

Contact:

Nick Caputo, Northeast Parks Regional Manager

Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources

(802) 479-8587, nick.caputo@vermont.gov

 

Advance Reservations for Waterbury Reservoir Remote Campsites Beginning May 2, 2022

MONTPELIER – Each year, more than 75,000 visitors enjoy the natural and recreational opportunities offered at Vermont’s 863-acre Waterbury Reservoir. Little River State Park, Waterbury Center State Park, and the surrounding Mt. Mansfield State Forest offer access to boating, swimming, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking, and mountain biking. The recently upgraded boat launches at the Waterbury Dam, Blush Hill, and Moscow paddlers’ access areas have allowed easier access for boaters and remote campers.

Beginning May 2, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., all 27 remote campsites along the reservoir perimeter will become available to reserve for any date in the 2022 operating season.  Beginning June 2, 2022, at 9:00am, reservations for the 2023 season will become available to be reserved up to 11 months in advance like at other Vermont state parks. Reservations can be made online at vtstateparks.com, or through the park’s reservation call center at 1-888-409-7579. The maximum stay will be limited to 7 nights. Regular camping fees will be charged like at other state park camping areas. The 2022 camping season on the reservoir opens May 20.

Since 2012, Vermont State Parks has been developing campsites in appropriate locations at the reservoir and have added amenities such as composting toilets, fire rings, and tent platforms. “With the increasing popularity of remote camping, especially during the COVID pandemic, the demand for the Waterbury Reservoir remote sites has skyrocketed,” said Director of State Parks Nate McKeen. “Offering advance reservations will allow visitors more time to plan their stay, and the revenue generated will allow us to better steward these resources.”

Campers should reserve a site prior to traveling to the reservoir. To make a reservation for a remote campsite at Waterbury Reservoir, visit www.vtstateparks.com or call the reservation call center at 1-888-409-7579. Campsite reservations will open on May 2, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. For more information on fees please visit www.vtstateparks.com/fees.html.

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