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All Vermont State Parks are now open at reduced levels for the 2020 season. Some do not have restrooms or other services available and are not staffed, and visitors are asked to follow public health guidelines.

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What you Need to Know about Visiting Vermont State Parks this Summer


  • Parks will be operating at a reduced capacity to encourage physical distancing, so there will be fewer parking spots. Signs will tell you how many people are allowed into the park at a time. 
  • High-touch surfaces like water spigots, picnic grill handles and bathroom fixtures will be disinfected once a day, and bathrooms will have soap dispensers and paper towels available. It’s a good idea to bring your own water bottle – water fountains will be disconnected this year. 
  • Picnic tables, movable benches and chairs will be removed from parks this year, except where necessary to serve those with disabilities, so it’s recommended you bring your own seating. Playgrounds will also remain closed. 
  • Camping is limited to tent, RV and lean-to camping – cottages and cabins won’t be available this year. 
  • Vermont State Parks are open for tent, RV and lean-to camping at 75% capacity. Check the map – if you are coming to camp from a green county, you can travel without quarantine. Those coming to camp from outside a green county must certify that they have quarantined for 14 days prior to entering the park. Firewood will be available for sale at all state parks. 
  • Boating, cycling, fishing and camping gear isn’t available for rent this year, and programs involving paper coupons will be discontinued for this operating year. 
  • Visitors will be asked to combine trips to staffed areas to encourage social distancing. Staff members will wear appropriate protective gear. 
  • Gatherings and use of picnic shelters will be allowed only in accordance with the governor’s evolving direction; groups must be made up of 25 people or fewer. 
  • Visitors are asked to postpone a visit and not enter a park if they have been recently ill, tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has. They are also asked to wear cloth face masks in public. 
  • The swimming pool at Button Bay State Park will remain closed this season. 

  • The full guidance on summer operations please visit the Vermont State Parks website.
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Find A Campground

For full RV hookups, we suggest you try one of the many private RV campgrounds in Vermont. The Vermont Campground Association has an interactive campground map that is guaranteed to help you choose a campground.

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Reserve A Campsite

Camping is a great way to spend a night (or two) in Vermont. Vermont State Parks offer a wide variety of camping experiences that will reconnect you with nature.

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Hiking

Whether walking in the woods or scrambling up a rock face, the Green Mountains are home to a wide variety of hiking options.

Camel's Hump is one of many family friendly hikes in Vermont.

5 Kid-Friendly Hikes

If you yearn for the beauty of the backcountry, but are not up for an epic day on the trail, there are many short hikes in Vermont that offer gentle backcountry adventure with a big reward at the apex.