Best RV Campgrounds in Vermont

My home sweet home, away from my actual house, is spent in my RV at the most breathtaking places in New England. I can't think of another more idyllic spot to drive to other than Vermont. Since I can remember, this forest has been on my vision board right underneath an RV. 

Vermont, the state covered in wooden bridges, is the 2nd smallest state in the US but known for its 1st place in milk production and leading the manufacturing of maple syrup. It's also famous for cheddar cheese, fresh produce, wineries, breweries, and Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Yum.

My personal favorite is the spitting distance from some spectacular lighthouses on the East Coast. If that's not enough reason to point the RV’s head towards Vermont, the following will do the trick.

The best period to travel to Vermont is anytime from spring through fall. It’s refreshing and muddy in the former. The summers are warm and humid with green landscapes and bluebird skies. In contrast, autumns are mild and covered with orange and golden sceneries. Winters are icy, and I'm not too fond of the cold.

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I’m taking a trip down memory lane to 5 of my most cherished RV accommodating campgrounds in Vermont. Buckle up. 

5 Breathtaking RV Campgrounds in Vermont

  1. Apple Island RV Resort

Apple Island features grassy campsites located on the Champlain Islands in the northwest of Vermont. It’s one of the country’s best freshwater fishing lakes. 

Lake Champlain doesn’t only promise fishing but activities like cruising a boat and skiing on the water. Keep an eye open to spot Champ, the lake monster. Other entertainment includes the on-site golf course, fitness room, full-service marina, and local wine tasting events. To occupy the younger generation, a heated pool, playground, candy bar bingo, and movies under the stars will do the trick.

The campground includes full and partial hookups, picnic tables, a fire ring, free WiFi, a laundry room, and a modern bathhouse with hot showers. 

  1. Brighton State Park

Brighton State Park is situated on the shores of Spectacle Pond. Half a mile from the campground awaits a beach and bathhouse.

The mountains with tree-covered slopes, fast-running streams, and clear lakes attract a lot of visitors. The wildlands to the north- and southeast are suited for outdoor nuts, anglers, and hunters. The site presents camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, pedaling, and paddling. There are a campers' beach and a nature museum. Nearby, a long, sandy shore and a bathhouse with restrooms.

Drinking water is available at the park. There are restrooms with flush toilets, cold and hot running water, and coin-operated showers. There is a sanitary dump station but no hookups. 

  1. Button Bay State Park

Button Bay State Park is located on a bluff in Ferrisburgh along Lake Champlain. Grassy campsites and magnificent views of the Adirondacks Mountains to the west make Button Bay ideal for those that adore lakeside living. 

The park was named after the button-like concretions formed by clay deposits along the shoreline on pebbles. The history around the park is fascinating.

Button Bay State Park presents camping, swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, and paddling. The camping area offers open grassy sites with several lean-tos. No utility hookups are available, but there are a dump station on-site and bathhouses with hot showers. There's drinking water available throughout the park.

4. Lake Carmi State Park

Lake Carmi State Park is the fourth largest natural lake located entirely within Vermont. It supports warm-water fish species. Over the years, the southern end developed into wetland forests. Natural areas are set aside to preserve unique scenic and reclusive values.

Spindly black spruce trees, tamarack, and shrubs cover Lake Carmi Bog; it’s mainly undisturbed and is unusual for its size. Other plant species include sedges, pitcher plants, and mosses. There are swimming beaches in the camp areas as well as a sandy one and picnic facilities. Drinking water is available throughout the park. 

Entertainment includes camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, and standup paddleboards to rent. Nature and interpretive programs are open, lean-tos, restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water, and coin-operated showers. There’s a sanitary station, but not any hookups.

5. Quechee State Park

The views of the giant gashes in the earth's crust at Quechee Gorge are mind-blowing. The park's focal point is Vermont's deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity 1,000s of years ago. Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River.

The sites are large, and dense tree covering helps against sunburn when biking and swimming. The open spaces are perfect for sitting around a fire or enjoying a meal at the picnic table at night.

Some areas come with hookups, water, sewer, and cable TV, all on a large patio equipped with grills, furniture, a picnic table, and a public kitchen. There are bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities.

Conclusion

Even though it rains throughout the year, the cold mountains, crystal clear streams, and lakes will make any stay rememberable in Vermont. With over 50 state parks to choose from, I’m filling up my RV to hit the road as soon as I can.

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