Green Mountain National Forest
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Region 9 Regional Office
626 East Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Camping is a favorite activity in the National Forest. The goal of the Green Mountain National Forest is to offer visitors a variety of camping experiences. The developed campsites range from semi-rustic to rustic camping. In the Green Mountain National Forest there are no campgrounds with electrical hookups or waste dumping stations. There is a maximum stay of 14 days in a 30-day period. The campgrounds are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day with a National Forest Campground host available for assistance and information.
Before transporting firewood into Vermont from out of state, please read the following information regarding a very real threat to forests and urban trees. Click on the beetle image.
There are many general forest areas available on the Green Mountain National Forest for rustic or dispersed camping. Visitors can camp anywhere on the forest unless the area is posted closed to camping, while staying the recommended 200 feet from roads, trails, and bodies of water to disperse impact. These areas provide a place to camp and enjoy nature’s solitude at no charge. There is a camping limit of 14-days in a 30-day period on the Forest. Camp in existing sites, and do not cut any vegetation. Please leave the campsites clean by using Leave No Trace Principles, such as carry out what you carry in.
Please note: Improvements are being proposed to the Somerset Airfield dispersed camping area on Forest Road 71. For information on this project, please go to our " Decisions from 2009 " webpage.
|Name of Site||Sites||Fee||Feature||View|
|Chittenden Brook||17||Closed for 2010 season, due to bridge replacements||Stream, Long Trail||X||X|
|Moosalamoo||19||Closed for season||Play Field, Interpretive Trail||X||X|
|Silver Lake||15||Open - no fee||Lake, Hiking and Mountain Biking Opportunities||X||X|
|Greendale||11||Closed for season||Stream, Hiking Opportunities||X||X|
|Grout Pond||11||Open - no fee||Pond, Fishing and Hiking Opportunities||X||X|
|Hapgood Pond||28||Closed for season||Pond, Day Use Area, Hiking Opportunities||X||X|
|General Forest Camping||None||x||X||X|
|Leave No Trace||x||x||x||X||X|