Vermont May 02, 2018
These 7 Campsites In Vermont Are So Remote, They’re Only Accessible By Boat
In the winter, skiers sometimes “earn their turns” by hiking up a mountain to ski down and create first tracks on the fresh snow while cruising down. So what’s the summer equivalent of earning your turns? Well it just might be camping in a place that’s a little harder to get to than your typical drive in camping site. These 7 campsites accessible by boat in VT will ensure you have a remote location on the water, not to mention you’ve certainly
earned your site.
1. Little River State Park, Waterbury
There are 27 remote campsites along the Waterbury Reservoir shoreline, and while you
can hike in, it's much easier to boat. After all, you'll need to bring water and all your other supplies. Plus, they are first come, first serve so it's way more fun to find a spot from the gorgeous reservoir via boat!
2. Burton Island State Park, St. Albans Bay
This island is a family favorite destination. Whether you have your own boat or take the 10 minute passenger ferry from Kamp Kill Kare State Park, this just may become your favorite place in Vermont. Oh, and the sunsets are incredible!
3. Knight Island State Park, North Hero
Go for the day or spend the "knight" at Knight Island State Park. There is a small beach with boat, kayak and canoe rentals, as well as walking trails and BBQ sites. There are 6 lean-tos and 1 camping site here for you to enjoy.
4. Kettle Pond, Groton State Forest
There are fantastic hikes in the area and the views of Kettle Pond from Owl's Head are fantastic. Why not rough it and do a little primitive camping in this little slice of heaven?
5. Osmore Pond in New Discovery State Park, Groton
While you can technically hike to one of the four lean-tos and three campsites, it's way more fun to boat there. Also, the park offers a "boat to remote" package which includes overnight camping and boat rental.
6. Woods Island State Park, St. Albans
You ban bring the family pup to the beautiful Woods Island State Park! There are 5 remote sites and they're certainly paddle worthy.
7. Green River Reservoir State Park, Hyde Park
You've got to earn your camping site here by paddling to it, and the journey is the best part. You'll only find remote camping at the Green River Reservoir State Park, and you'll fall in love with the pristine and peaceful surroundings.