21 Parks near Essex Junction, Vermont
We did however find 21 campgrounds within 25 miles of Essex Junction. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Essex Junction in the left hand column.
Sep 2016 - $40.00
They did not have a pull through site for us, but made a back in work. Nice place except sites too close together. It got really full on the weekend, and we were glad we were leaving as the septic smell got very bad. We were on one site for two nights and then another for two more. - Plastic Man
Sep 2016 - $38.00
My wife and I really enjoyed this park. The campsites were very close together though, without landscaping between them. The grounds were clean and well kept and the bathrooms were also clean. Though they had a pool and small putt-putt course, I would not consider this campground a destination campground. This campground works well for people needing a base-camp while visiting the region. - GregT44266
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Excellent park. Would stay again. Somewhat remote location but quick drive into town. Can be noise from Interstate which runs right along part of the campground, otherwise very quiet. Llong grassy sites with many class As surrounded by seasonal park models. Sites look flat but have a significant slope, bring leveling blocks. Water is on a central pole and may be 40' or 50' from coach. They loaned us an extension hose. Staff is very nice and friendly, park is immaculate. Even the trash cans seemed to be deodorized. Mini golf course and pedal carts for rent. Grass doesn't get muddy during rain but after mowing you will track grass into your coach for days. No WiFi except at the main office. Satellite reception is mixed. We stayed for 3 weeks and moved spots a few times. We had satellite reception in 2 spots and not in a third. - Bryanmsi
Sep 2016 - $45.00
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. - Moneypenny
Sep 2016 - $44.00
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. - belanga
Aug 2016 - $35.00
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. - KSum
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Camp sites very close together. Fire pits were moved close together and very heavy to relocate. If I had left my fire pit where it was my slide would have been over my neighbor's which would not have been acceptable especially to their kids who wanted to toast marshmallows.
Could only get water and electric (for $48.00 per night) and electric kept shutting off. Called for help but no one arrived - finally took off surge protector and power stayed on.
Laundry was old - one dryer was taken apart, hand dryer in bathroom did not work and bathroom was not particularly clean.
Front desk personnel was pleasant and tried to assist with problems but apparently owner does not have a great deal of interest in fixing things. - Sheila123
Jul 2013 - $45.00
I did this review largely to warn folks about the somewhat awkward hookups. For every four campsites (two and two back-to-back) there are two power pedestals grouped together. Each pedestal has one 15A outlet, one 30A outlet and one 50A outlet. I guess the hope is that half of the users will require 50A service and half will require 30A service. Otherwise, a lot of 50A-30A adapters will be needed. Also, there are four water spigots at each set of power pedestals. Sewer connections are about thirty feet from the pedestals. Long story short, we needed 50ft of power cord and 50ft of water hose to reach our trailer. Although the setup is awkward, the price is high and the bathrooms are old and not clean we would camp here again because this campground is 3 miles from the Causeway rail-trail (across part of Lake Champlain) which should not be missed. - geysergazer
Sep 2010 - $40.00
88 Mallets Bay Campground Rd, Colchester VT 05446. Across the road from Lake Champlain. If you want shade, this is the place. Large, mature shade trees close to the roads can make parking difficult. Sites are close together, about 15 feet apart. Discount 10% with AAA card. We were there on a holiday weekend; felt very crowded. - meanderingman
Jul 2016 - $46.00
We stayed the night before going into the Champlain Valley fair grounds for a rally so we could arrive with full fresh water tank and empty waste tanks. The camping area is convenient for visiting the Shelburne Museum. The site we were in was supposed to be a pullthrough (to pull through diagonally) but we would have been hard pressed to hook up our electric or sewer if we had parked diagonally across the site. The site was deep enough for us to be able to back in and have our tow vehicle parked beside us.
The signage for the office was lacking; after turning in off of highway 7, it was not at all obvious where the office was - we just kept on driving straight down and eventually came across it. - pattic777
Jul 2016 - $47.00
When I pay $47 to a camp ground, I expect the things they advertise to work: cable, wifi. I expect the roads to be pretty smooth and the site to be level and wide enough to back into without several attempts to adjust for the trees. I don't expect to step into muddy dirt in my spot. I expect a decent bathroom with more than a concrete floor and wet spots around the toilets and plenty of bugs. I expect the advertised pool to be more than 3 feet deep. I expect to be offered a partial refund if these things don't work. Next time I'll try the parks north of Burlington. - Camaraderie
Jun 2016 - $45.00
There are not many campground choices for a 40 foot motorhome in the Burlington area. We stayed here two nights and it was very convenient for us. However, the park was not very well maintained and is located back behind a rundown motel and cabins. The space was tight. But it was all we needed and we were happy to have found a spot. There are a number of seasonal campers. - ArkansasTraveler
Oct 2016 - $57.00
Booked a three night stay the week before they closed for the season to take advantage of their "stay 3 nights/pay for 2" promotion. Still paid $57.00/night to park our Roadtrek in an open field. Water and electric only. Restrooms were immaculate but unheated. No paper towel dispenser. No hot water. Separate individual showers were also spotless and DID have hot water and good pressure. Nice people in the office (they moved our site at our request w/o hassle. But WILDLY overpriced for shoulder season campers. Probably nice in the summertime with facilities (clubhouse, pool, Par 3 course) open but we won't be back. - TennTrek
Oct 2016 - $43.00
A lovely, well-maintained park adjacent to Lake Champlain. Friendly, efficient and knowledgable staff. There is a large seasonal community, but upscale and quite nice. The ONLY negative was the lousy wifi reception. Guests can get very good wifi at the nice and comfortable library (but it would be nicer in the comfort of the trailer). Our site was a back-in (most are) on a bluff over looking the park and lake/bay. It needed some leveling, but nothing major. - alm
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This is my new place to stay. Everything about it was wonderful: large sites looking at Lake Champlain, beautiful pool, nice rec room, bands, dances, catered dinners, spotless bathrooms, friendly staff, excellent camp store, convenient to everything, great place for your dog. There is also a nine hole, par 3 golf course in the park. - mary mcmoo
Jun 2015 - $30.00
This is a pleasant rural park about a half hour north of Burlington. We had a large, reasonably private site with electric and water plus a gray water drain. The owner is very nice but the office is only staffed part-time which makes it difficult to get questions answered. The park is on a bit of a hill but we were able to get our 40' in the back-in site without much of an effort but there weren't many sites that would have handled our rig. The roads and sites are gravel; most are shaded but ours was in the open and we could get satellite TV with no difficulty. Verizon 4G signal was good. - docj
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Campground is small and located well back from a lightly traveled highway in rural northwestern Vermont. The owners live on site and were helpful. Power, water and sewer were good. - jim65
Sep 2010 - $20.00
As a long-time resident of the Burlington area, I intended to stay at this campground for a month while I attended to personal business. Due to equipment problems, I ended up staying for the entire summer. This small, seasonal campground is located well back from a lightly traveled highway in rural northwestern Vermont. The owners, live on site and are always happy to assist in any way they can. Events, such as pot-lucks, pizza parties, and fun auctions are offered on a monthly basis. A large number of the sites are occupied individuals from the local area and are utilized as their summer camps. This is a very laid-back place, situated in some gorgeous countryside. It makes an excellent base from which to explore northern and central Vermont attractions including Ben and Jerry’s, Vermont Teddy Bear, Stowe, Burlington, Montpelier, the Champlain Islands and southern Quebec, including Montreal. - GreenMtn08
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Smugglers Notch State Park, Stowe, Vermont September 15 & 16 $20 no hookups. This campground was moved in 2003 from across the street so the bathrooms are new and very clean but only one shower (pay). There is only about 19 sites but only about 6 or 7 that RV’s can fit into and it is on a mountain but you can get level. One would suggest reservations if you are headed this way but during the week in the Fall you may get a site. The sites are a good size but some are hard to back up into. It is near Mt. Mansfield ski area and the Stowe Lodge Resort. There are hiking trails from the campground and it is an easy drive to the quaint village of Stowe for shopping , restaurants and a bike trail. This is a four season resort area with plenty to do in every season. It is considered the best ski resort in the state. Very pretty area and we would definitely return. RV’s should know that they can only drive up to the Gondola section of the resort because they have to turn around since they are not allowed to drive the five miles over the mountain to the Smugglers Notch Ski area so must use route 100 and drive around about 30 miles. If one is going to try the bike trail there is parking at the church to the right to get on the trail but not parking in the rest of the town. This is a wonderful area to camp in but if your RV is over 28 to 30 feet I don’t know if I would come up here but we did see some big campers on route 100. - gsnakehill
Sep 2012 - $22.00
This is one great place if you are into nature as the park is on Lake Champlain and the Ausable River. Our site (#19) backed up to the lake with a view of Burlington, VT. The lake front has two beach areas and plenty of fishing, lake and river. The bad part for some of the campers was the Sat. night storm took down some trees and all the power lines, so campground was unattended with no water or toilets and showers. This was not a problem for us as we are self contained. The good thing was when rangers showed Monday morning and didn't charge us and refunded everyone in the park who had paid. Great state conservation area. Sites are very large and some will hold up to 40' RVS. - Mikeeg
Aug 2009 - $22.00
We selected this site on the internet using the Reserve America web site. The web site indicated that the site we chose would take a 35ft motorhome. We were very disappointed with the site. Just enough room for the motorhome and not much room for anything else. And we were next to a swamp and almost living on top of our neighbors - who had two tents and lots of visitors. We booked for three nights but stayed only one. We tried to get another site but the campground was full and the campground staff were not very interested. We will not be staying in this campground again. We stayed in site 100. - sandgropers
Jun 2016 - $23.00
This campground is 3 miles in from the interstate and nestled up against a hillside beside a reservoir. The sites are nicely spaced out, level and many having great privacy. I drive a 38-foot Class A that is very tall at 13 feet and I didn't have any problem getting to the campground or into my site. They put me in a pull through that was way bigger than I needed and there are plenty of other sites I could have backed into.
There are no hookups but they do have a dump station and potable water.
But the best part is how beautiful it is up here. The lake has a swimming area. They even have a ramp to put in a boat if you have one. And I just got done hiking for 2 hours along an amazing trail that followed a beautiful creek. Vermont at its best.
The bathrooms are rudimentary but clean and it looks like they are building another new one. There's no wi-fi but I do get Verizon cell service.
Vermont also has a law that you can only run your generator for two hours in the morning and two hours in the late afternoon, other than that it needs to be off.
I'd easily come back here. - US Traveler
Jul 2010 - $20.00
Beautiful large wooded sites, but took a little time to get into. Very quiet and peaceful. Nice restrooms especially the new ones. Could use more showers in the first bath house. Nice programs for kids. Would definitely camp here again. - Crump
Jul 2010 - $18.00
Primitive state campground with excellent sites that are well cared for, and cleaned before arrival. There are new restrooms and showers being built, and programs for all age groups that were well received. Rangers would always be there to help you. The lake was clean and all types of boats permitted. We plan to stay here again. - FredGinger
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Dry camping on Lake Champlain. No WiFi or hook-ups, typical state park. On the shore of Lake Champlain, no water access from any RV site. Water was down this year, the boat dock was closed except for canoe/kayaks. Nice location, 15 miles to town for shopping and groceries. Propane filling was an issue for us, I drove many miles to find an ACE hardware that filled tanks. - Bburgbrewer
Aug 2016 - $19.00
Very well maintained, beautiful grounds. Bring watershoes as the beach is rocky, but beautiful. No hook ups. Spacious sites. Kids playground. - Lil Clipper
Jun 2015 - $18.00
Very good experience. Nice park with plenty to do. Located on beautiful Lake Champlain. Good service, friendly staff. - Tent_camper123