20 Parks near Fairfax, Vermont
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
Aug 2016 - $52.00
Very nice campground. Spacious and level sites. - Dragoon
Aug 2016 - $54.00
We have stayed at many parks, this was by far one of the cleanest parks we were in. From the very well kept grass, to the shape of ALL the permanent resident's lots. The sites were all grass, but it was very well kept and taken care of. Much better than some mud puddles I have camped in. Just make sure to bring extra water hose. Some of the sites have a LONG run to get to the water supply. It gave me an excuse to buy that 50' hose I wanted.
It was a pleasure staying here in a 42' rig and we will be back for sure! - joeyd
Aug 2016 - $55.00
A very clean well spaced campground. Our site, a level pull-thru was grass, and well maintained. Family oriented facility. Staff was friendly. W-S-E (50 amp) fine. Our site enabled our satellite. No wifi. Verizon good connection. Would return if in the area. Would have rated higher if the site was paved or graveled and they had wifi. - Field Trip
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
Jul 2016 - $57.00
We only stayed 1 night prior to a rally in Essex Junction. Park was clean and checkin was efficient, we were led to our site. A word of caution for booking reservations online, make sure you know what your getting, we thought we had booked a FHU but only had water and electric and needed to hit the dump station on the way out prior to several days at a rally with no waste hookup. Using the dump station requires navigating around the park a little which was a little tight in a 41' coach but not awful. Our water/elec site did have a nice view of the lake. This park is very handy to Essex Junction and Burlington areas. We were only there 1 night so didn't use any other services. - HomeOnWheels_US
Jul 2015 - $65.00
The park was nice and grew on us as we stayed. It is very convenient for visiting Burlington, VT, or for enjoying the Lake Champlain Islands. There were numerous amenities and some activities but we did not partake of any. There were some new sites that have water views that I would have preferred but they were not indicated on the website camp site map. If we return we would request one of those sites (AB013 - AB019).
This park is mostly seasonal and owner owned sites, but we felt welcome and enjoyed ourselves.
If you like antique tools, there is a museum onsite of 2800 tools and domestic items that were collected by the owners father and are nicely displayed in a restored barn. Well worth looking at. - Randy & Sharon
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Camped in a 35 foot fifth wheel on site 2 that has glimpses of lake views. This is an adult-only RV park. Site is level, wide, grassy, with well trimmed trees providing some shade on site. Packed gravel beneath rig spot. Plenty of room for truck. Lanes are hard packed, dustless stone. There is no WiFi, although can walk to owner's home, stand outside to get weak connection. No cable TV & electric is 30 amp. About 8 over the air antenna stations, 1 of which is French language & 3 are PBS. Good AT&T cell coverage. Bath house is very minimal, but clean. Two shower stalls & shared dressing room are very cramped; coin-operated with one quarter providing 4 or 5 minutes of water. Laundry house has 1 washer & 1 dryer. There is a ledge rock "beach" from which it is possible to swim in lake, place small lawn chairs, & offload kayaks. Campground is very well-kept, pretty, dark at night & quiet (light sleepers may be disturbed by the 24-hour chugging ferry boats that dock close to the campground about every 20 minutes). Unlike stated in review from a previous year, campfires are now allowed. Check or cash only payment. Staff is pleasant. - Scottsdale RVers
Aug 2016 - $60.00
This is a medium-sized campground right on Lake Champlain, with about half (or more) of the sites for seasonal or full-timers, leaving maybe 10-20 sites for transients like us. In terms of idyllic beauty, there is nothing better: the blue mountains, the ever moving water, sailboats, ferry, kayakers and stunning sunsets. The grass is in great shape and you can walk barefoot. The roads are narrow but no potholes, and the whole campground is spotlessly clean. The campground is very quiet and the neighbors are all very nice. The owner (JC) will do his best to accomodate your wishes if possible. We saw a better site when we were heading to our assigned site, and he let us switch. Hookups are good with no issues, picnic table and fire ring, but there is no WiFi, no laundry or showers and, frankly, no other amenities other than swimming in the lake. Cell phone (Verizon) receiption was good. We would come back here at the drop of a hat! - RobtL
Jun 2016 - $55.00
This is a beautiful park. The owner maintains the grounds constantly and it shows. That being said this is an adult park and mostly seasonal people who are retired as the website clearly states. For the most part they were all friendly and wonderful but others complained about us for things we had nothing to do with and were caused by other seasonal campers. The owner was nice and took control of the situation, but in thirty years of camping this is first time anyone has complained about us to the park staff. - gsull
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 - $47.00
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. - eliterror
Jul 2008 - $18.00
My five children ages 8-16 and I camped here at a single site in a large tent on one of the prime, lake front sites. We had decided that we should check out a state park that was in our hometown so that we could use it as a basis of comparison for our other summer camping trips. SITES: While many sites were available with basic lean-to's, they looked like a haven for bats and the kids weren't keen on "open-air camping" so we opted to bring our nifty, new tent. We had a nice view of the lake and while the site and the ground was soft enough to make sleeping on the ground a bit easier as this was only our second camp out since last fall. swimming.) PETS: While we love pets, but choose to leave ours at home while we camp, the one downside to them is that their owners aren't always very considerate. In this instance, there was only a very small sandy swimming beach available on our section of the park and a man was choosing to let his two large retrievers romp all over the beach and in the water on this particular stretch of shore. We left when one began to urinate on a section of tall grass on the shoreline. Sigh. THE BEACH: The swimming beach was a bit of a disappointment. The water looked beautiful but didn't smell quite right. The kids tried it for a bit and then decided to explore on their bicycles. BOATS/KAYAKS/CANOES: I understand a boat launch is on-site- we don't have our own boat. THE STORE: While there wasn't a camp store available for forgotten items, there is a large grocery store about 10 minutes away. THE PLAYGROUND: If there was one, we didn't see it! RESTROOMS & SHOWERS: The restrooms were ok, small but usually pretty clean. The pay showers were acceptable clean. CABINS: Apparently many waterfront cabins and a separate sandy beach are available here, too. Sorry, we didn't venture over to check them out. So overall, we found our "local" state park campground to be well worth a visit. We actually returned for a visit on the Fourth of July where the fireworks that innumerable people were setting off around and over the lake looked amazing! - Vicky D
Oct 2014 - $30.00
A nice campground right on Cumberland Bay off Lake Champlain. We had a back-in with electric hook-up, no water at each site, but was available at dump station and various water spigots throughout the area. Sites are sandy and mostly in the pines, with great view of the lake. Bathrooms and showers were clean but strange as the men's shower had only a screen door, which wouldn't be bad in the summer, but not at 40 degrees. Our site was pretty level and only took 2 lynx blocks to get level. This is one of the nicer NY State Parks we've stayed in and the only one so far with electric hook up. We were here for 3 days and basically were one of only 2 campers here for 2 of them, quite sure though that it's packed in the summer. If we are in the area again, we will stay here. - bukhrn
Sep 2013 - $30.00
We camped here the second week of Sept. and had a great time. The site we had was #41 and it was water front, but had a water fill station next to it with a paved drive. I though this site would be busy, but not a one Rv used the fill. We didn't reserve the site since I hate to pay and online service $9.00 fee when the park can book you and retain the $2.75 registration fee for there services. This could be a problem at a high use time of the year as they may be booked when you drive up. The park and campground is first class with a great beach with a cement walk along the beach area. The sites seemed to be mostly dry after very heavy thunder storms with a little water in the low spots in black top road way but no flooding at all. The power is 30 amps, but solid with no ups and downs even with a full house. Great state park and we will be back again. We camped here in 35 foot motorhome pulling a toad. There is plenty of room to hook up and disconnect toad and the dump stations are spotless. State parks in New York are Great!! - Mikeeg
Aug 2009 - $24.00
This is a small, family friendly campground. Sites are average sized, bathhouses and showers are very clean. Sites are not very shaded. Beach is nice and long. Some sites have a very nice view of the water. We will come again. - Mellybelly