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Burlington, Vermont

North Beach Campground

Burlington, Vermont


60 Institute Rd
Burlington, Vermont 05408
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Sites: 137
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.494821689514
Longitude: -73.23587179184

Elevation: 176' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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

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53 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is actually a nice park if you get the right campsite because you have the beach a very short distance inside the park. Our site 107 was really the pits as if I put my awning out, it would almost hit my neighbors RV. My neighbor on my drivers side sounded like he was rummaging thru my compartments he was so close but they were locked. I looked at other reviews as they gave decent reviews but like I said, look at your site before you take it. We had full hookups and I think because we were only staying 1 night, they just gave us the crap site section. The sites were all dirt and very little grass.They don't have cable and the OTA TV channels are not great at all. I would stay here again only if I could check my site first. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

When I made the reservation I told her we were "big" 40 ft with a tow. We were given a site that felt way too close. Our neighbors were upset when we arrived. They played loud music until late into the night, then loud banging. We felt like he was banging on our motor home. The sites are dirt, WIFI was good, no cable, few TV stations, nice trails and beach you can walk to. We stayed only one night as we hated our site #107. There were larger sites to be had but she didn't offer anything better, even though I asked for the biggest site they had available and we were willing to pay for it. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The key here is to pick the full hook-up sites along the road by the entrance. They are spacious, satellite friendly and easy back-ins for large rigs. Most of the sites around the oval are cramped (really crowded!), would be very hard to get a large rig in, and are usually very smoky from all the close fire pits. Having said that, I would definitely stay here again in my full-hook-up site. Easy access, close to downtown Burlington (though to say it is in walking distance is a stretch for most of us...) We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a "resort", nor does it have many amenities. Not that we were expecting any; just want to warn you, it's very basic. Setting is up from a beach area amongst trees. Spaces are dirt/grass and pretty level. Buildings such as the laundry are, while functional, in need of some care and maintenance. Here's the kicker....we are pulling a 33' fifth wheel with a 1 ton, 4x4, crew cab, long bed Chevy Silverado and GPS took us through VERY tight streets down through the University of Vermont campus area. Hair raising right hand turns from single lane to single lane. Then, after our final turn we found ourselves ("You have arrived") smack in front of the high school. The entry to the park was just ahead around a slight corner, out of sight. No signs announcing "RV Park" or ? ever on the approach. Beware. Yes, we'd stay again if in the area...just find a different way in. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is located by banks of Lake Champlain. Short walk to the actual waterfront. There is a great bike/ walking trail right behind the campground. It runs along waterfront into town and beyond. We stayed in site 7, which is in the row of 50amp FHU sites when you first enter. The other sites further within the grounds did seem as if could be quite tight for anything big. Our site was unlevel as we sank into the grass on our front jack. Clearance obstruction when entering the park has been removed. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good campground for bicycling. There is a path that I think takes you into downtown Burlington which was used quite extensively. They zoom around so if you're walking you better watch out. Someone almost took my dogs out with their bike. However, that is not the campgrounds fault, it is the bikers themselves. The sites are pretty close together. Ours was a little cockeyed, but we managed. There is a beach within walking distance and looked really nice. We were just there for a night so $41 was a bit steep for w/e, but I think there are enough families and bikers out there that would like this campground more than us, so I can recommend it them without reservation. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
65
Site Surface
Grass
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Large city park on the shore of Lake Champlain. No waterfront sites, but it's an easy walk to the shore. The water & electric sites are very crowded. Lots of tents and small RVs crowed in together in the woods. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring, but if a campfire was lit, the smoke would surround the RVs. If returning, I'd pay the small differential and get one of the few FHU sites because there is space around each site and many are satellite-friendly. The few OTA TV channels do not have any national channels, but some major network programs are sporadically broadcast on the available channels. Electric power is stable. It is easy to make reservations online. The campground is conveniently located for sightseeing the Burlington area. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Take the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory tour, and visit the Birds of Vermont Museum, Sherburne Museum, Ethan Allen Homestead, and World's Largest Filing Cabinet. CostCo and Trader Joe's are nearby. Nearest Walmart is in Wiliston and is not a Super Walmart with groceries.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a really nice place to camp if you picked the full hookup sites, we did because we read the reviews. Plenty of room, level sites with good power and water pressure. The other sites were small and very crowded. Short walk to a beautiful lake front park with swimming and lifeguards. Nice walking/bike trails, about three miles to down town. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We did a Segway tour of Burlington, lots of fun and learned a lot about the city and its history.

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This city-owned campground is ideally located on the shore of Lake Champlain, and is right on a terrific bike path. We travel in a 45 ft motorhome, and we did manage to get in and out of this park without incident. It was a good location to explore Burlington. The approach is challenging, with a very narrow entranceway, and a great deal of traffic and congestion. But we got through it. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are crowded, not level, and laid out haphazardly. We expected a nice city facility; instead, this place feels like an "RV slum." The smoke from the campfires was so thick you couldn't stand to be outside or have the door/windows open. People walking through campsites day and night. It seems to be cared for and run by young people who have no idea how to take care of a campground. We paid $82 for two nights in a site that has water and electric - overpriced, even if it had been half that price. We absolutely would not stay here again. That said, there is a lovely beach park that is connected with this campground. A nice bike path that runs to downtown. If someone is looking for a "rustic camping experience," this isn't it. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Burlington is an interesting town - plenty to do here, right along the east shore of Lake Champlain. It is a bit of a drive to restaurants or shopping from this campground, though. If you are a fan, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream is down the road in Waterbury. The area around Burlington is wooded and scenic. Our first time in Burlington, and we definitely like the area, just not this campground.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is very close to the city and waterfront, two big benefits. I was a little leary based on some reviews I read, but we liked it so much we are hoping to return soon. We were not able to extend our stay due to other commitments we had, otherwise we would have inquired. We stayed in the full service area for sites 1-15 and it was peaceful, level and within a very short walk to the beach. You don't need to enter through the exit any more since they have removed the overhang that previously created an issue for RVs. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Full hookup
Site Surface
Gravel
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bring your bike to enjoy the beautiful trail that runs along the waterfront. We also enjoyed the lovely swings situated in the shade along the impeccably clean boardwalk.

Burlington is a gem of a city to take in, so enjoy every moment!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Lake beach was awesome and sun sights were neat. Burlington bike path makes the walk to the city easy. There are restaurants supermarket and pharmacy within walking distance. Staff was super friendly. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

We camped here in a 36' 5th wheel w/3 slides and a F-350 DRW truck. This is a public campground on Lake Champlain, although none of the RV sites are right on the lake. There are a lot of walking/biking trails throughout and surrounding the campground and a nice beach area. Most sites are heavily wooded but there are some satellite friendly sites. The campground is clean and well maintained. We were in site #1, FHU, gravel/dirt back-in; plenty of space for 5th wheel and truck. Good space between sites. Picnic table and fire ring at sites. Hook-ups are at the rear of the sites but we had no problem with our standard sewer hose reaching the connections. Roof-mounted DirecTV satellite worked well; Verizon cell phone and WiFi worked well. Did not use the restrooms/showers so can't comment. Laundry room has 2 washers and 2 dryers. Campground is fairly quiet. Over-priced for a public campground. This was our 2nd visit to this campground. We camped at North Beach Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory on Rt. 7. Nice downtown shopping area - parts closed to vehicular traffic so easy walking.

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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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