Central Vermont’s great outdoors lends itself to some of the most pristine camping conditions in the nation. Some campgrounds offer basic amenities, others do not. Be sure to review the campground’s website or call to be sure they have what you need before reserving your stay. Campgrounds tend to fill quickly for the summer months, especially on weekends and holidays, so book early to guarantee you get a reservation.
Local campgrounds include:
Lazy Lions Campground. 281 Middle Rd., Graniteville. 802-479-2823. lazylions.com.
Limehurst Lake Campground. 4104 VT Route 14, Williamstown. 802-433-6662. limehurstlake.com.
Little River State Park. 3444 Little River Rd., Waterbury. 802-244-7103. vtstateparks.com/littleriver.html.
Meadowcrest Campground. 4239 Route 2, Marshfield. 802-357-2572. meadowcrestcampground.com.
Onion River Campground. 61 Onion River Rd., Plainfield. 802-426-3233. onionrivercampground.com.
Smugglers’ Notch State Park. 6443 Mountain Rd., Stowe. 802-253-4014. vtstateparks.com/smugglers.hmtl.
Waterbury Center State Park. 177 Reservoir Rd., Waterbury Center. 802-244-1226. vtstateparks.com/waterbury.html.
Ricker Pond State Park. 18 Ricker Pond Campground Rd., Groton. 802-584-3821. vtstateparks.com/ricker.html.
Kettle Pond State Park. 6993 State Forest Rd., Groton. 802-426-3042. vtstateparks.com/kettlepond.html.
New Discovery State Park. 4239 VT Route 232, Marshfield. 802-426-3042. vtstateparks.com/newdiscovery.html.
Big Deer State Park. 1467 Boulder Beach Rd., Groton. 802-584-3822. vtstateparks.com/bigdeer.html.
Stillwater State Park. 44 Stillwater Rd., Groton. 802-584-3822. vtstateparks.com/stillwater.html.