If you are a Vermonter who loves the outdoors, it’s always a great time to go camping. In the wintertime, it’s a great time to go on a camping adventure as crowds disperse and campgrounds become more of peaceful retreats. Of course, the warmer months also bring with them plenty of fun and adventures. There are 30 state parks where you can camp year-round and the best part is that during the off-season camping is free! What better reason to check them out multiple times a year! Let’s take a look at nine of these winter wonderlands that are year-round campgrounds in Vermont where you can pitch a tent at any time of the year.

Did you know that there was year-round camping in Vermont at these amazing state parks? Have you ever gone winter camping in Vermont? Share your stories and photos in the comments section or in our Vermont Nature Lovers Group on Facebook!

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State Parks to Visit in Vermont

What are the best state parks in Vermont for camping?  

With 55 awesome state parks in Vermont to choose from, deciding where to begin can be kind of challenging, don’t you think? We did some footwork for you, though – we have a handy list of our favorite hikes in Vermont for all skill levels and needs. For example:

  • Nestled in the George Aiken Wilderness Area is Woodford State Park, which is the highest-altitude state park in all of Vermont. It’s got 2.7 miles of great trails and 76 wonderful campsites available to reserve.
  • Another great one is New Discovery State Park in the Groton State Forest, which features 39 tent or RV campsites and 15 lean-to shelters. There are also some remote sites, and horse-camping sites available, too.
  • In the Taconic Mountains, you’ll find Bomoseen State Park. This park has 55 campsites available and is just 20 miles west of Rutland.
  • Brighton State Park is home to 54 tent/RV hookup sites, 23 lean-to campsites, and five cabins available for reservations on the shore of Spectacle Pond as well.  


What are some of the best campgrounds in Vermont?  

As we alluded to above, Vermont is awesome for campers! Some of the fan-favorite campgrounds in the state include:

  • The much-loved Moose River Campground, near St. Johnsbury.
  • Tree Corners Family Campground, which is just as family-oriented-fun as it sounds, and that one can be found near Irasburg. 
  • Pine Valley KOA, at White River Junction.
  • North Beach Campground at Lake Champlain in Burlington is to die for. That entire area is amazing – you'll never want to leave! 
  • Winhall Brook Campground, located in South Londonderry.

The possibilities are many, and Vermont is an epic place to go camping. These rustic camping spots in Vermont seem to be calling your name!  

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