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The Best Camping in Vermont

Looking for the best camping in Vermont? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Vermont. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Vermont

  • Duxbury, Vermont

    Camel's Hump Summit via Monroe Trail

    4.8
    6.22 mi / 2572 ft gain
    You'll begin your Monroe Trail hike at approximately 1500', parking in one of three designated gravel lots along Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury. This trail is 6.8 miles round trip, and gains approximately 2583' in elevation. It is located on the east side of the mountain. Much of your hike will ...
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  • Poultney, Vermont

    Camp on Mount St. Catherine

    5.0
    Looking for the best view in all of Poultney, Vermont? Look no further than Lake St. Catherine Mountain. Located within Deane's Nature Preserve, this fast and easy hike tops as one of the best views and camping spots for the little time and energy needed to reach the summit. Only 30-45 minutes fr...
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  • Stowe, Vermont

    Hike Mt. Mansfield via the Long Trail

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 2800 ft gain
    There are several options to reach the summit of Mount Mansfield. The Toll Road (which, appropriately, has a toll to use it), the Laura Cowles trail, the Sunset Ridge trail, Haselton Trail, the Hellbrook Trail… The most popular trail from the east side of the mountain, however, is the section o...
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  • Hartford, Vermont

    Camp at Quechee State Park

    4.0
    Located on the Ottauquechee River, Quechee State Park offers camping options right beside one of Vermont's most famous gorges—Quechee Gorge. The steel bridge that passes over the 165 ft. gorge is just one of many spectacular views in this area. Quechee State Park is on Route 4 and easily accessi...
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  • Salisbury, Vermont

    Camp at Lake Dunmore

    The campground office for Branbury state park is on the opposite side of Route 53 from the pin on the map here, but the best campsites are where the pin is.  Start by going and talking to the rangers at the office, they are super friendly and very helpful for recommendations of hikes or things to...
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  • 116 Eddies Place, Vermont

    Hike Lake Runnemede

    2.9 mi / 203 ft gain
    Lake Runnemede in Paradise Park is a great 2.9 mile hike. The scenery is incredible and features a river, waterfall, and a lake. This hike is trafficked year-round, and is a popular cross country skiing and snowshoeing location in the winter. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash.
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  • Shrewsbury, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail

    15.07 mi / 3855 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near North Clarendon, Vermont.
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  • Killington, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Kent Pond to Green Gate Road

    13.45 mi / 3701 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Kent Pond to Green Gate Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Killington, Vermont.
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  • Wallingford, Vermont

    Kettle Pond Trail

    3.39 mi / 1230 ft gain
    Kettle Pond Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Marshfield, Vermont.
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  • Lincoln, Vermont

    The Long Trail / Monroe Skyline (Gap to Gap)

    10.43 mi / 2283 ft gain
    The Long Trail / Monroe Skyline (Gap to Gap) is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Waitsfield, Vermont.
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  • Norwich, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Elm Street to Happy Hill Shelter

    3.49 mi / 801 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Elm Street to Happy Hill Shelter is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Norwich, Vermont.
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