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Camping on the Battenkill

Arlington, Vermont


48 Camping on Battenkill
Arlington, Vermont 05250
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Sites: 111
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.08339
Longitude: -73.14557

Elevation: 646' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

$39 / night, W/E50/I; The campsite has both wooded and open field sites. We were in an open level grass field site but were uncomfortably close to our neighbors. With our slides open, we were less then 10 feet to where our neighbors were sitting on their site. They offer internet but the signal is poor. We would still stay here again since we are not overly picky but it was a disappointment at this price (Not that this price was overly expensive but we've had much better sites at this price). Just beware. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Camping on the Battenkill is located on the edge of Arlington, VT, a cute village that is, as far as I can tell, not near anything else. The three main attractions are trout fishing (catch and release), maple syrup, and Norman Rockwell (he lived here for 14 years). The park is quite nice. It's large and the sites are spread out all over the land. When I called for a reservation, she asked whether I wanted a site by the river, in the forest, or in the open. I chose a river site, and indeed, our site was a back in site where I could have backed right into the river if I had wanted. The people at the next site were fly fishing in the river. The river and forest sites are both deeply forested. All the sites appear to be level, and look to be fairly easy to get into. Roads were dirt, and bumpier than I would have liked, but we had no trouble getting around, even after a full day of heavy rain. I watched a workman come and clean each site as campers left. About half of the sites are seasonal. The seasonal sites are in the trees, in a separate section from the transient sites. Bathrooms looked a bit scary so we didn't try them. There were a couple of washers and dryers. Also a game room that we didn't really look at. Verizon and AT&T were both good enough to stream video. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

We visited the New Skete Monastery, about 30 minutes away outside of Cambridge, NY. Fantastic place.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We booked at the last minute and split our time between 2 sites. Both sites were very good, level and plenty of room. Part shade most of the day but enough sun to hit the solar panels. 18b was the best spot. We had a 26 foot class C, and still had plenty of room for the tow vehicle to park in front. Both sites were full hook ups, but 19b was a 50 amp service so we used an adapter. The office is very good working with you to change sites as we had originally booked 14b, but didn't like the branches hanging down that we would have to drive thru, plus the site was un-level and slanted. I did see class A rigs come into the campgrounds but they were hitting limbs. The bathrooms/showers are dated and I used my own shower. We did have to use our own pump as water pressure was too low to make the on demand water heater work. I would stay here again, using my own shower. It's is a friendly, quiet camp grounds close to lots of hiking, outlet mall and great restaurants. I would give this campground 5 stars if the bathrooms/showers were updated and cleaner. When someone leaves, they clean the fire pits and do a site clean up to include remove any left over wood. Pets: only saw 5 dogs off leashes the 8 nights we were here, that's pretty good for as big as it is. Every morning our screened cooking tent was peed on, seems it liked 2 corners. One neighbor put their dog on a long rope that reached under our RV to our picnic table. It was pretty funny when she started licking my knee during breakfast. Tips: walk to your site before driving in, its a maze of roads and hard to get turned around if you make a wrong turn. Bring bug spray. Full hook up sites that look good: 21, 22, 23, 19, 18, 17. Some river sites were pretty, electric only. The roads are filled with pot holes, be careful. Look for over head for hanging branches, bring bug spray. When parking, check for hanging dead branches. Over all, not impossible to maneuver thru them. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19b 18b
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at site 7, which was next to the river. Large, level site with plenty of tree cover and buffer from the neighbors. Met the owner in the office, very pleasant. Small arcade, large playing field with swings, merry-go-round. The river is the feature of this campground, we went on several river tube rides, both within the park, and from the park down about 2.5 miles to a pick-up point. Water was crystal clear and refreshing, lots of fun. Bring your tubes and water shoes. Beach was small but very clean. Sugar shack is a 5 minute walk, where they have tons of Vermont made products and a Norman Rockwell exhibit. The town rec field and municipal golf course are also just a few minutes walk away. We absolutely loved the peace and quiet here, and can't wait to return. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 7
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Sugar Shack is a quick walk and worth a look. River tubing or kayaking is a must do. Mt Equinox is nearby with a summit road.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is on the river, the sites along the river are for tent camping for the most part, there are a few in an open field that are along the river. Nice swimming hole, at the campsite. The campground could use some tree trimming, there are some sites that bigger rigs can get into, there are more that you can not. My only complaint is that the cable did not really work well enough to use. I asked at the office, and they told me it must be my rig, because they had just had the whole park re-wired in the spring. This was not true, and next place we stayed with cable it worked just fine. It was not that big of a deal, I just don't like being misled. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
19B
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Manchester is a cool little town, it is where the original Orvis store is located, and a must see for fishing enthusiasts. We took a jeep ride through Green Mountains National Forest which was very pretty. Bennigton is 17miles to the South for groceries, hardware, anything you need.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We made last-minute reservations at this park, so we had a spot in the open field, which wasn't much to look at, but we had it almost to ourselves. The sites on the river were beautiful, however. Our family had fun wading in the river. The bathrooms and showers needed a good cleaning, esp of spiders. Even our teenage boys didn't want to go in! The staff was very friendly, and this campground was a good value for the area, which tends to be more expensive. We would go back to this park. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Open Field
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bennington Monument is a short drive away and quite interesting. We drove the 1.5 hours south to the Norman Rockwell Museum, which was wonderful. But just as wonderful was the Sugar Shack, just a block away from the campground, where you can taste maple syrup and other treats, and walk through their own Norman Rockwell Museum, where they feature stories and paintings of the locals who were the models in Rockwell's works. We had a great time!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

My husband and I camped here for our anniversary weekend. What a wonderful campground. We had a site on the Battenkill River which was beautiful. We could hear the river running day and night. We took several walks around camp and found very friendly outgoing seasonal campers that were willing to answer all our questions about the area. The owners are lovely people who have done a great job since taking over in February. Our site was very spacious and FLAT! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Lots to do in Bennington and Manchester, wish we had stayed longer. Nice quiet campground. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This campground was extremely quiet at night, just the way we like them. No road noise, no airports, no Interstate highways close by. We had a choice and picked a very wooded site which we liked. Unfortunately our second day was nothing but steady rain, which caused us to spend more time in the campground than we normally do, but there were no negatives to report on. They do have good WiFi, but make sure you get the code from the office because it won't work without it. We received only 4 PBS channels via our antenna, but we weren't here to sit and watch the tube. If in the area, we would stay here again. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

New owners this season. Service level very high - they stay open until 8:30 for late check-ins, and were open in late April, while many other NH campgrounds don't open until May, sometimes late May. Very friendly. Sites are separated and the campground is lightly wooded, enough to give a sense of privacy without feeling closed in. Roads are hard-packed gravel. Sites are dirt and might be muddy in wet weather. Bathrooms are rustic but very clean and well-maintained. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

North of Bennington, US 7 is a nicely landscaped divided highway

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We have camped here on several occasions and always enjoy our stay. The dog park is a large fenced in area so the dogs get plenty of room to run. You are close to both Manchester and Bennington VT, The park itself is quaint and friendly. The access roads could use some attention as there are several potholes and low hanging limbs. You need to pay attention for sure. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
various sites
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Manchester and Bennington VT. as well as several little shops etc.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This RV park location has great potential, but significant infrastructure improvements would be necessary (sites leveling and surfacing, access road leveling, expansion of the sewer connection system, lots of tree trimming, etc.) to bring it into the modern RVing world. The first thing you notice, when you pull into the campground, is a big sign saying that the campground is for sale. Maybe someone will purchase and improve it. Our site was one of the few sites with full hookups. All of the full hookup sites are in the woods where satellite reception is not possible. They have some open field sites, for satellite access, but these sites do not have sewer hookups. Our site was not level (front to back). It was a gravel back-in site with just enough depth to fit our 43' fifth wheel. The access roads were gravel with quite a few potholes. The hookups were good and our site had a fire ring and picnic table. WiFi was actually pretty good, but it wasn't free, so we did not use it. There was full recycling on site. I would not label this as a big rig friendly RV park. In its present state, I sincerely doubt that we would visit here again. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This could be a nice park but it would take a lot of work. At check-in the young man didn't know how much to charge and seemed to be unsure if there was a site available. After giving us a site number we drove to it and noticed the park looked to be three quarters empty. Don't understand the confusion. Sites are good size and wooded but all sand and mud. As this was just for a one night stay we could make do. The restrooms were the worst we have encountered. Dirt and dead bugs on the floor and showers, cobwebs and dust buildup everywhere. Old thin curtains on the shower and stalls. We would not camp here again. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Great clean, quiet campground right on the Battenkill river. One of our favorites for rest and relaxation that is located in southern VT. Storm Irene nearly wiped it out but they have rebuilt almost completely. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Nice clean park. Quiet. Wooded with a river, so bug spray being required should be obvious. Staff was friendly. Easy to maneuver around sites. No pool, or other activities were noted. Playground was an old swing. If bringing children, they may be on the bored side. I would return, but only as a layover while traveling. This is only because my kids would drive me nuts there over a weekend without much for them to do. Without kids, you will find it quiet relaxing and a pretty park. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Really enjoyed our stay here. Quiet,everything works,site a little off level but doable. Great dog run,river is pretty and close to good day trips. Very nice folks, good signage. We camped at Camping on the Battenkill in a Fifth Wheel.

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