11 Parks near Johnson, Vermont
Oct 2015 - $32.00
Maplewoods is a great campground. The setting is gorgeous with beautiful views of the valley and mountains in the distance. Fall colors in the area are great. The campground itself is new. Roads are hard packed gravel, as are the sites. All hookups worked well and are well located. Very wide interior roads made navigation easy in our 43 foot motorhome and toad. They have a good gift shop and nice pool as well. Overall, this is a really, really good spot to use as a base camp for exploring the area. It's close to both Johnson (5 minutes) and Stowe (about 20 minutes). Both are lovely towns. - kmghmg
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Starts out with great friendly people at the front counter. Nice store/office that you can spend some time in looking around. While the camp ground has only been open since 2012, it has come along way and the owners have vision. Very large, grassy sites with gravel drives. A nice tiered design to the CG and it is still expanding. - Cmarkj
Aug 2012 - $29.00
Brand new beautiful campground nestled in the Green Mountains. Friendly staff, large sites, fairly level and easy to back in to. Good cable, excellent cell phone coverage, Wi-Fi spotty but they are working on it, Our 4g Verizon mobile hotspot works excellent. Rate reflects monthly stay. They are definitely doing things right. We will be back next summer. - Dave n Faye
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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Our only complaint is that we were charged 10.00 for our friends that came in around 6 pm and left at 7 just to say goodbye. No personal service here. No owner/ manager was on duty to discuss. Site was very well maintained. - Cindy dunn
Oct 2015 - $45.00
This camp has anything and everything you need. A lodge, pool, tennis court, and much more. Super nice people and very helpful. It is conveniently located. We had our toad and they stored it for us. All sites are back ins. Nice and roomy. Owner is building more 50 amp sites. - jhowell
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Great place to stay with the kids. Hot tub very relaxing. Great Snack bar across street. Not far from Stowe. Well worth the pretty ride! - Family Repel
Oct 2015 - $43.00
Pretty much everything other reviewers have written about the conditions of the park are true. We didn't have any trouble with the front desk or camp workers; we saw no evidence of rudeness or drinking mentioned by the previous reviewer. Four 50 amp sites are towards the back of the park with plenty of maneuvering room. We had #79 which is the last one and looks out over the open meadow. We are self contained and had no need to use the bathrooms or laundry. The park served us well as a base for exploring Stowe and the surrounding area. We stayed three nights. - DiplomatTraveler
Oct 2015 - $50.00
The worst campground experience we've ever had. Staff is the rudest I have ever encountered. Rude on the phone, even ruder in person. Very over priced. Not at all a True Vermont experience. The No Refunds No Exceptions sign in the office should have been our first clue. Sites right on busy Route 100. Traffic kept the kids awake. Very out dated and very dirty. Owner and his groundskeeper appear to drink. Staff Very unfriendly. Not helpful. Thought it funny to give wrong directions to Ben & Jerry's Factory. WiFi did not work. Pay shower did not work. No money back! And after we checked out we stopped at the Coke machine only to be yelled at by the groundskeeper that the machine was only for campers staying there and we needed to leave. Will Never stay here again. Would recommend you keep driving right by! - Family Repel
Oct 2015 - $43.00
There is little to pick from in the Stowe area when it comes to RV campgrounds. This is one of the few campgrounds period, so there are many tent campers and RVs without shower facilities. That makes the bathrooms very busy. It would be easiest to give the positives followed by the negatives. Positives: Location is very good, 2 miles from Stowe, 5 miles from Waterbury Center, and about 18-20 minutes from the Stowe Mountain Ski area without traffic. Price for site is not bad for a tourist region. No pull-thru sites but most sites are easy to get a larger vehicle into and fairly level. Some sites have trees, some are completely open. 50 AMP service is available to four of the sites. There are a few sites close to the road but most are away from the road and are very quiet. The cable connection pulls in many stations. Negatives: Campground road has several deep potholes, hard to avoid when pulling in. The bathrooms are very old and in serious need of remodeling. They appear to be in the original state when the campground opened at least 25 years ago. There is only one washer and one dryer for the whole campground to use. Sites are close together which is surprising based on the country setting. Wifi does not work if you are not close to the office. When it rains there are muddy spots due to need for gravel. I would recommend this campground mainly due to it's location and the quiet atmosphere. It lends itself well to young families with open play areas for sports and just plain running around. - Lucy's Friend
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
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
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Pricing reflects PA discount available Sunday through Thursday. We had planned to stay here 4 nights but ended up staying 8 partly because of the very helpful owner, strong free WiFi, fair pricing and (finally!) the appearance of some nice fall colors. The owner really makes an effort to keep the park looking nice, the restroom clean and everything working as it should. Newport Vermont, the closest good-size town, sits about 23 miles to the north on the shores of Lake Memphremagog-the majority of which lays in Quebec, Canada. Not all RV sites have sewer but Mark is hoping to remedy this in the near future. If you don't get a sewer site they will even loan you a blue tote. We opted for a site (#3) that didn't have sewer because it was huge and backed up to a nice creek, which our black lab enjoyed. Our AT&T phones worked well and there was no problem getting DirecTV. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this beautiful park. - Camera Buff
Jul 2015 - $19.00
Still an excellent campground for a relaxing stay. Mark is a wonderful host, full of suggestions for touring the area. Baths are small but well-maintained. Single washer and dryer. Only a few sites with sewer hookup. Grass sites with some shade. Antenna no problem. Good AT&T service. Lots to do in the area (Newport & Derby Line, Jay Peak). A little highway noise. - Rod n Mary
Aug 2013 - $17.00
I can echo what the previous reviewers had stated. The sites are well maintained and spacious. The owner and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed visiting with the few seasonal RVers that spend the summer here. They even brought us some wood, and we shared a campfire a couple nights. They have just installed Wi-Fi and it worked very well. However, our Verizon cell phone would not work unless you walked to the top of the hill nearby. Had reservations for three nights at the Passport rate and wished that we could've stayed longer. We would definitely come back here again! - Lil' Red Rooster
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Very well maintained, kids activities, pools and watersides, very personable owners and seasonals. Lots of big rigs, but a few small TTs. - Lil Clipper
Aug 2015 - $42.00
This campground is great for families! They always have fun activities going on for kids and adults alike. The amenities are very nice - 2 swimming pools, hot tub, water slides for the kids, ice cream shop (yummy) and a ride on the firetruck ever Saturday morning. Though I'm not a fan of the rule, the people staying with you needs to be immediate family. Being a single person with no kids the owners were wonderful about making the exception and apologized when they charged my friend when she and her kids came to stay with me. They also provided her a full refund and stated "we will remember you for the next time to ensure this doesn't happen." I certainly plan on scheduling a trip or 2 back to Tree Corners for the summer of 2016! - Midnight914
Aug 2015 - $39.00
We had a great time at Tree Corners. My kids loved the family activities on Saturday! The fire truck ride was a Big hit with my son. Great little cafe and store. The pools are wonderful. We have a younger and older child and it was nice to have the option of going to a pool that was not as deep that we could all enjoy. And the water slides were great fun! Campsites were quiet and clean. Bathrooms were really clean. Even the other people camping were friendly to us.
If I had anything to complain about it would be the WiFi/cell phone service situation. But then again, I looked at it as 'unplugging' for the weekend. If you really need WiFi for a working vacation, def. check into your options beforehand. I do not think it is the campground's fault. It's the area and general lack of cell service options for that area. I have Verizon which is usually great in most places, but I had spotty service at best.
We kept busy there and had a great time. Well stocked camp store. We had an outstanding time and we'll be back! - joesbrook
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