14 Parks near Waterbury, Vermont
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
Oct 2012 - $30.00
What a dump -- muddy, unlevel, and tall weeds. The owner is a JERK and is either a liar or just ignorant. We see why this place gets such bad reviews. The only reason we considered staying there is that it would be close for a family visit. We pulled in and told the owner we wanted to stay two nights and needed to dump on the way in. He said that it would be $30 per night for water/electric 30amp plus $15 to dump. I told the owner that in over four years of fulltiming we have never been asked to pay a dump fee if we stayed at a campground. He said that it is normal to charge a fee in the area. I didn't believe him and when I checked nine other campgrounds in the area, none charge for dumping if you stay with them. I see why the place was empty and junky. The owner's strange business plan seems to be working for him, but not for his customers. This guy said it bought the campground a couple of years ago. Too bad he didn't have the previous owner teach him something about running a business. - dehdave
Jul 2010 - $25.00
This is definitely a no-frills campground, but it gets high marks for easy access, wonderful owners, and convenient location near Sugarbush Resort, where we attended a wedding. It's pick your own site (there are no numbers) and pay at the Mobil gas station/general store (at the campground). We paid a weekly rate of $160. The 30 amp service worked great. Water pressure was just ok. Dump station fine. We needed a couple of leveling pads, but all in all, we were very happy and secure here and would stay here again. - Jane Berry
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
Aug 2010 - $34.00
We had a spacious, long, level pull-through site here and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. However, it is mostly seasonal and more like a poorly kept mobile home park than a campground. The laundry was newly renovated with clean, well maintained machines and the restrooms are supposedly slated for renovation. Access to the park from I-89 is easy on, easy off. In respect to the price and no sewer hookups and the general condition of the grounds we would not return to this campground. - Damon Travelers
Jul 2008 - $31.00
This is a park with lots of noisy, rowdy seasonals. The sites are very close together. Not sure if there are adults that work in the campground as I never saw one. Each time I went to the camp store, it was two teen aged boys that helped me, this included our checking in. When we arrived, I went to the store to find the door locked (even though it was in the middle of their “open” time). There was an “intercom” button that I guess alerted the boys by walkie talkie. I am not sure as they never answered my “hello” they just showed up on a tractor, with walkie talkies in hand. I don’t know how well the store was stocked, as I felt I was an inconvenience to the boys being in the store. You are issued an access card to reenter the park and if you arrive back later than mid-night, you are not allowed back in and have to park you vehicle and walk back to your site. I assume this is to keep light levels down, but this does not prevent the seasnonals from driving around the campground after midnight, than happed while we were there. The Wi-Fi worked fine with a nominal fee, $2.00 per day. We will not stay here again. - Papotvin-VT
Sep 2007 - $32.00
This is a big, bustling park with lots of seasonals. Everyone seems to follow the rules, however, because it was quiet by 11 PM. There's a nice family restaurant across the street from the RV park. - Deb344
Aug 2015 - $1.00
This site - RV dealership - no longer allows overnight camping. - SailorGolf
Oct 2012 - $30.00
This is a nice RV park if you want to stay in this area. As stated in another review the park is owned by the RV dealership next door so some of the sites are filled with overflow from the lot. The host was great and made us feel welcome and let us pick the site that worked best for us. The road noise is fairly loud as it is right by the highway. Water hookups are quite a bit away if you have a mid-rig connection. We would stay here again. The Bragg Farm Sugarhouse is worth a visit nearby. - Sixontheroad
Jul 2012 - $27.00
The park is next to US Route 2. Road noise was pretty bad during the day but mostly ended by 6 pm. Bart, the park manager, gave us excellent service - above and beyond the call of duty! Our toad had a bad wheel bearing and Bart followed me to the repair shop (Bill's Auto Repairs) and took me back to the park - a distance of some 25 miles. The shop owner came out the park to pick me up and take me back to the shop to pick up my car. The people of Vermont exemplify the meaning of "Southern hospitality". Friendly and helpful to the point of making you feel like family. - davedopp
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 2006 - $20.00
Small campground along large stream under scattered tree canopy, some open meadow sites. Minimal road noise, very peaceful with mountain views. Convenient to Montpelier (12 miles), as well as Cabot Cheese tour, Barre granite tour, & several maple sugar shacks. Does have a 1 lane bridge w wt limit of 24,000 lbs (as best I remember), otherwise would be big rig friendly. Open April to October, phone 802-426-3232 - readontheroad
Jul 2016 - $43.00
The office is hidden up a rather narrow and bumpy gravel drive. Go slow, you'll be fine. Grass sites are nice and long with plenty of room. Beware, however, it's only 30Amp service. Which was a little surprising given the cost. We had some warm days, so we had to juggle cooking with air-conditioning to avoid tripping the breaker.
Park owners are friendly and helpful.
Verizon service is pretty good, Sprint is not that great. - 5nomads
Sep 2014 - $35.00
I'm noticing that Campgrounds in Vermont are not all that great. And this is another one that seems tucked away and a little tight to get into. Once in we were fine. But there may be a better choice nearby. However, the host was very friendly and very helpful. We couldn't get satellite but we had local stations on antenna. Maybe if we moved forward or back 6 feet either way we might have had sat. The electric was good as were the sewer and water hookups. I don't thinker we'd go back here as there is another CG close by, but we were fine with this choice. - TRDAWG
Sep 2013 - $35.00
Campground just outside of Barre, VT in Graniteville was very nice and woodsy. Quiet, away from traffic. Nice large sites on grass. One issue: serious voltage fluctuations. Glad we were not there in the Summer. We were there in mid September for leaf peepers. - XQ46
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Small but quaint little park on the top of a hill in an iconic Vermont setting. Rate reflects a one week $150 rate. 20 min. west of Montpelier right on Hwy. 2 which does give traffic noise until about 10:00pm. Hookups all very accessible and host/owners very 'hands on' with flower beds, mowed lawns and prompt email and phone replies. WiFi excellent, did not try the above ground pool (too cold), honor system laundry (no hot water), sites are mostly grass but very level with picnic table and fire ring. Good tree shade from sun but satellite still available, very poor antenna TV (I got 1 station), good radio and ATT phone. A rec. room houses a pool table and book exchange in an enjoyable little park, many kudos to the on site owners, I would Certainly stay again. - SailorGolf
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