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Burlington, Vermont

North Beach Campground

Burlington, Vermont



60 Institute Rd
Burlington, Vermont 05408
Phone: (802) 862-0942

Sites: 137
Recent Rate: $44 9/2016

Latitude: 44.494821689514
Longitude: -73.23587179184

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

40 Reviews

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Great city park. Located close to downtown and other attractions. We used this a base camp for the area. The staff were very helpful since we could only get one night at first. The manager worked it out and we only moved after the first day to a site we stayed on for the next 3 nights. Had all hookups. The park is very clean and bike trails run thru the CG. We would stay again. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Take the Burlington Segway's.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This will be our go to campground when traveling this area. Clean site, short walk to lake Champlain beach, 2 miles to Church Street Marketplace, Hannaford grocery about 2/10 mile away. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We stayed here for seven days to visit family in Vermont. Although we have a motorhome we were put in a site near tents and small travel trailers. This was because they had no other sites available for us. We had only electricity and water at the first site, which was mostly dirt with a small amount of gravel. After the weekend we were able to move to a much nicer site site 115 with full hookups, more private, and up against the trees away from everyone. There are also other sites with full hookups near the main gate in the single digits, but all the traffic flows past them. The site location had a little grass and was quite unlevel. There are no pads in the park.

We were here seven days and got to know the park and the area very well. The bathrooms are clean daily but not well. The light fixtures are filthy and full of bugs. The sink in back of the restrooms where you wash your dishes had many spiders hanging over them, but when I mentioned it to the office they quickly cleaned it. The staff in the office is mostly college kids and sometimes they get the job done and sometimes they don't.

The beach is well-groomed and well taken care of, there is no trash, it is clean and there are outdoor showers as well as bathrooms. The bike path is near the campground but it is unlike any I have seen in the sense that people don't think that they have to move over for bikers. This is definitely a bike path not a pedestrian Trail. I am used to fast paced bike paths, this is not one, so just be prepared for a slow pace. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
115
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The North Beach Campground is a Burlington city park. It is right on the shores of Lake Champlain on the north side of Burlington. The Lake Champlain bikeway runs right alongside of the campground. Some of the driveways are asphalt and some are gravel/dirt. Site pads are grass. We had a full hook up, back-in site with 50 amp electric service and partial shade. They have clean restrooms and showers. There was free WiFi that worked very well. We paid $45 per night. Certainly above average cost but a great location. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was one of our favorite places to camp. The convenience to downtown, and being able to walk down to the beach is priceless. This really was like combining 2 camping experiences. We were lucky enough to grab one of the full hook ups for the 4th of July weekend, fabulous fireworks show over Lake Champlain. The full hook up sites are near the main road that gets a fair amount of car and foot traffic headed to the beach, but not enough to be bothersome, and we were here during the busy time. If we ever get near this part of the country again, we will at least stop here for a day or two. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The RV sites are dirt and not level, but usable. There are no hookup sites that are nicer, but more crowded and also some tent sites. The beach area is beautiful and the town rustic. Staff were very friendly and it rates fairly well as public parks go, with many vacationing families. The beach is quite nice and well cared for, but water is too cold for a Texan. We are not sorry that we stayed here but won't likely return. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Looking at some of the other reviews I can understand their problems. We got lucky in site 15. Backed up to the woods, looking out over mowed lawn and trees. Very nice. Most interior roads are paved. Sites 1 thru 16 have more space and a better view than any other sites in the park. If you are travelling in a larger RV and they try to put you in 106 to 116 just say NO. The off air TV is good for the four major networks and the wifi worked pretty well. We would certainly stay here again if we could get the right site. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to walk Church St. downtown. The Lake Champlain Chocolate Co. was fun on the weekend. They have a free tasting on weekends.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We are nearing the end of a 90-day cross-country trip and can safely say that our stay here was the worst of the trip. Of almost any trip, for that matter. Terribly overcrowded--the "sites" weren't even that, really. Just power poles in grass with no attempt to trim trees. We had folks cutting through our "site" nonstop. Noise, smoke, and bug levels off the chart. Not made for anything but tenters, in my opinion. (And having to drive through the exit because campers don't fit through the entrance is a very big confirmation of this point.) We were lucky to get out of there with only minor tree branch scrapes and not be stuck in the mud of our "site." Cannot figure out what in the heck the $41 fee is for. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

My husband and I stumbled upon this campground by accident and we were so glad that we did! This campground is right on Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT and is not easy to find. Roads within the city of Burlington are narrow, so use caution when going through town.
As I said, the campground is not easy to find if you do not know the area, so be sure to get explicit directions to the campground. When entering the park, big rigs will not be able to clear the gatehouse entrance (height restriction), so campers are directed to enter the park through the Exit gate. Interior roads are dirt roads, a bit bumpy, so take your time to drive to your site. All sites at the campground appeared to be back-in only sites and are fairly small, as well as shaded, so satellite reception can be spotty. Site numbers 106 and 116 are not big-rig friendly, so stay away from them if at all possible. We have a 40' Class A motorhome and were assigned site #116. Thankfully my husband has driven big rigs in the past and knows how to maneuver well. It is a city park and does not boast any amenities; however, the views across the lake, beach, and Lake Champlain itself make up for that. Fire rings are permitted, but you cannot bring firewood into the park, you must purchase it there ($5.00 a bundle). Rates for camping were $45 for full hookup; $41 for water/electric; and $36 for tent camping. We stayed here for 2-nights in our Class A motorhome. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
116
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are traveling in or towing a vehicle over 11' feet beware. You will not be able to enter the park through the main entrance. You will be directed to enter through a gate that says Do Not Enter. After registering and entering the campground we found our site. The site we were in was very tight for a 40' RV. The roads are all gravel/dirt. It rained the whole day we were there and the roads became a little muddy. If we ever come back this way we will not stay in this park. It is to pricey. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very family friendly campground. The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars is that the showers did not have any hot water. It was a chilly night, so my husband was quite surprised when he jumped in to a frosty shower. He described it as a half degree above sleet. ???? Otherwise, this is really a nice place to camp, and I would definitely visit there again. I'd just plan to shower inside my camper if I were you. We didn't have a chance to stay long, but the campground is right near Lake Champlain and has a nice beach and bike trails. The Wi-Fi was average, but we were just happy to have it. Our site was on grass, and we had to level our camper, but that's something we have to do at most places, so it wasn't a problem. Would love to visit this place again, as it seems the town is very nice. We had pizza delivered to the front gate, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

North Beach Campground was a nice location to enjoy what Burlington, Vermont had to offer. Getting there was a challenge because the roads are very narrow and our Garmin had us taking roads with speed bumps. Once we arrived we realized the site we booked online was going to be challenge to park in. Site 16 is in the back, which judging by the online map and inputting our RV size into the online reservation program, should have been no problem. After about 45 minutes of trying to line up in the site, we felt once we disconnected our fifth wheel we might not get hooked back up. The site is way too small for a 35' fifth wheel. I went to the office to let them know about the issue and fortunately they had a cancellation and put us in a much bigger site. We were able to get in no problem but had a adjust a bit in order to get our hookups made while getting the slides open.

Once completed, we enjoyed the city of Burlington. The park is a part of the beach so about a minute walk to the sand. Even with all the traffic going to the beach, the park was still relatively quiet. If we return to Burlington we would consider staying again. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful location right on the bike path which goes along Lake Champlain. Love walking it with my dog Lucky. Campground connects to the beach which is clean and surrounded by mountains just stunning! Admission to the beach is free for campers and a very short walk. Bath houses as is the park have been around since the 70's so older yet very clean oh and they have a dish washing area too. Staff was super nice, even helped park our new camper ???? some of the sites are uneven so have your leveling blocks, not a biggie. We plan to make that 10 hour trip again next year, so much to do if you choose or you can just kick back and relax! We camped at North Beach Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
91
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Bike Path, North Beach Park, The Waterfront, Battery Park and food bus Beansies which is parked there. The Farmers Market in town was great on Sat morning lots of goodies there! North Beach Campground is working on their new website, should be done soon.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The water pressure in the shower was okay, but you have to spend $1.00 for a shower because the time on the meter is so short. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
-
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground caters to travel trailers and tent campers. While they have a few full hookup sites for larger motor homes, they really aren't appropriate. We had to use every inch of the length and we still slightly stuck out into the roadway. Sites for full hookups weren't very level. Larger units, or units over 9 feet tall had to enter the campground going the wrong way on a one-way exit lane. Very convenient to a large beach which was shared by the public, as well as a paved bike trail. I doubt we would return. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

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