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 $10 per night/site fee, with 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.
Chittenden Brook: There are 17 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded campground loop, near a mountain stream. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring with a grill, parking spur with space for two cars, and a gravel tent pad. There are two barrier-free vault toilets, and two hand pumps available for drinking water. There is a recycling and trash station at the end of the campground loop.
Moosalamoo: There are 19 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded campground loop. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring with a grill, and a parking spur with space for two cars. There are three barrier-free vault toilets, and two hand pumps available for drinking water. There is a recycling and trash station near two of the toilets. In the center of the campground loop there is an open play field and small, self-guided interpretive trail.
Silver Lake: This campground is accessible by foot only. There are 15 campsites irregularly spaced along a mountain lake. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. There are two vault toilets in the campground, and one barrier free vault toilet in the picnic area. There is one hand pump available for drinking water in the campground. The pump in the picnic area is currently closed in order to protect the public health. There is no garbage service available, please carry out what you carry in. There is no fee at this campground but donations are accepted.
Greendale Campground: This campground is off Route 100, north of the town of Weston. There are 11 campsites available, in a wooded campground setting. Each site has a picnic table, a fire ring with a grill, a trash receptacle, and a parking spur. Most sites can accommodate small to medium campers as well as tents. There is also a barrier-free vault toilet. The pump is currently closed in order to protect the public health – there is no drinking water available. A 4.5-mile hiking loop opportunity is available by following the Greendale Loop Trail.
Grout Pond Recreation Area: This recreation area is off the Kelley Stand Road (aka: Stratton-Arlington Road) near the town of Stratton. It is open year-round and no camp fee is required, donations are accepted at the lower parking area bulletin board. There is a cabin with a fireplace available when it is not occupied by the campground host or by work crews. Near the host cabin, there are 6 vehicle accessible campsites, an open day-use area, and a barrier-free vault toilet. Down near the parking area there is another barrier-free vault toilet, a hand pump for drinking water, a 200-foot boat portage with an unloading area and 5 day-use picnic areas with grills. At various locations along the northeastern shore of the pond there are 11 campsites (2 of which are shelters) and a day-use picnic site. All campsites are walk-in, however, 7 of these campsites can be reached by boat, and site #1 is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Each campsite has a picnic table, a tent platform or pad, and a fire ring. Plenty of hiking opportunities also exist with over 10 miles of trails, marked with blue diamonds.
Hapgood Pond Recreation Area: This Recreation area is off Hapgood Pond Road near the town of Peru. There are 28 campsites available, each with a cleared tenting area, a picnic table, a fire ring with grill, and a parking spur. Most sites can accommodate small to medium campers/trailers as well as tents. Within the camping area there are 4 accessible vault toilets and 3 fountains available for drinking water. A dumpster for rubbish is available for camping guests. The 2 day-use areas consist of large open areas that have picnic tables with grills. Please do your part and pack out what you pack in from the day use area. There is also a bathhouse with flush toilets, 2 pavilions - which can be reserved for a small fee with advanced notice, a wheelchair accessible fishing peer, a hand-carry boat launch and drinking fountains found throughout the area. Hapgood Pond will be closed until July 4th weekend, 2004 for construction.
Red Mill Brook Campground: This campground is off Route 9 near the town of Woodford. There are 31 campsites available, each with a cleared tenting area, a picnic table, fire ring, and a parking spur. Most sites can accommodate small to medium campers/ trailers, but only a few can accommodate larger campers. There are 3 vault toilets, 2 hand pumps for drinking water and a dumpster available for rubbish. Sorry, no showers or hook-ups.
• Individual Campground-Recreation Opportunity Guides
• Leave No Trace-Recreation Opportunity Guide