Camping

primitive campingWhatever camping experience you seek, Vermont has plenty of it! Want to get off the beaten track and camp in a remote setting? How about staying in a rustic but comfortable cabin in a Vermont State Park? See our links below for information on all kinds of camping.

Camping In Vermont State Parks

Vermont State Parks
Campground Camping
Camping Reservations
Tent Camping
Lean-to Camping
RV Camping
Cabins & Cottages

Remote & Primitive Camping

Remote Camping:

Remote sites differ from primitive camping in that the sites can be reserved and are located in designated areas. They may have a lean-to or space for a tent, a fireplace or fire ring, or picnic tables. Sanitary facilities are minimal and there is no potable water supply.

Remote sites offer great privacy, but it also means you have to paddle or hike with your gear and trash. Do not bring anything you are not prepared to carry in and carry out.

Each remote site has a designated occupancy based on the characteristics of each site. A reservation is generally required. Some sites may be available on a first come, first served basis. Please click the link for more information. 

Primitive Camping:

Primitive camping is available in state forests and at some undeveloped state parks. This is not car camping -- you must backpack in at least 1,000 feet from any road. There is no public drinking water or toilet facilities, no reservations or assigned sites. Vermont does not offer free, dispersed car camping on it's state lands.

For more information on primitive camping, please call the district office that manages the land. Permits are not required. Please click the link for more information.

Speciality Camping

Group Camping
Horse Camping

Trail Camping

Camping on the Long Trail
Camping on the Appalachian Trail
Green Mountain National Forest

Camping in Private Campgrounds

Private Campgrounds 

 

Jessica Savage
Recreation Program Manager
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3801
802-249-1230
jessica.savage@vermont.gov