15 RV 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 2016 - $30.00
We made a spur of the moment decision to stay in Stowe overnight rather than deal with weekend traffic. Gold Brook looked nice from the outside, with lots of grass, but the facilities were terrible. Horrible showers, minimal laundry, and rude service. Next time we'll just keep driving. - Ardi
Oct 2016 - $49.00
Yes, the check-in person was pretty gruff but the park is a good place to stay, especially if you want to visit Stowe. We thought $49 was a bit much for a full-service back-in site on a grass field with spotty wifi, but hey, we just had one day to see Stowe. There are many trees sprinkled about the park but most are open sites. Many sites are right next to each other so you may want to request a site with some distance between you and your neighbor. And away from the road. Our wi-fi was ok but slow. I think we were in # 53 within site of the office. - alm
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
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 2017 - $30.00
Definitely geared more toward tent campers, but you could definitely make it work with a smaller RV. Our site was very large, grassy, and well-shaded, with beautiful wildflowers along the perimeter, and a babbling brook running along one side. However, it was definitely not geared toward RVs. Took quite a bit of finagling to back in, and the electric box was on the "wrong" side, so we had our door facing the outer perimeter of the site, and had to walk around the camper to get to the picnic table, fire, etc. Was also quite a hike to the bath house, but we knew that going in. That all said, it was a beautiful, peaceful, spacious site, and we were able to make it work. Saw a few larger sites in the field section, which would have been easier to back into, but none of them had shade or electric. We knew the trade-offs we were making in order to have those things when booking, and were pleased with our site choice overall. This is a very small campground on a private farm, and while the setting is beautiful, there aren't many amenities. We knew that going in, and we weren't expecting the Taj Mahal. However, I was still a little taken aback by some of the facilities. Bath house was, um, quite primitive. It is solar-powered, but situated in a pretty wooded area. Was very dim inside, even when we visited during the middle of the day. There were 2 toilet stalls with plywood doors, one shower stall, and one small sink (ran out of hand soap halfway through our stay, and owner added some water to make it last a bit longer). Definitely brought me back to my days of summer camp :) While quite buggy, and not very clean overall, everything was in working order, and we were fine using it during our stay. There is a small, cute wooden playset near the bath house that could also use some TLC (one swing broken, huge wasp nest under slide). That all said, you'd be hard-pressed to find a campground in a more beautiful, peaceful, quintessentially Vermont setting. - Jenventola
Oct 2016 - $37.00
This park had heavily-potholed entry roads, traffic noise and no Wi-Fi. Our 30-amp, no sewer site delivered only 109 volts of electricity. The few spots with 50 amp and sewer were occupied by long-term customers. A bridge on the only access road had a 27,000 pound limit, a legalism frequently ignored to judge by the Class A motor homes in the park. Our satellite dish had no problems. Verizon phone/internet service was spotty. - Mtmoi
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
Oct 2017 - $40.00
Nice quite park with spacious pull-through site. There are low branches over interior roads. There is a very steep one mile stretch leading to the park but it's a good road. - HaveDieselWillTravel
Oct 2017 - $38.00
Overnite stop. Pleasant owner. Transient site grass with ESW toward front of site doing a front pull in. (low tree limbs prevent "pull through") Had EWS. Some long stayers and several dry camp areas. Wooded. Bathhouse could use some lightening up. Overpriced with $2.28 sales tax so total $40.28. With the lush grass and trees it is a pretty and peaceful feeling CG. - 210jem
Jul 2017 - $33.00
Great place to stay to see Vermont. The park is clean, neat, all services work well except some low voltage in AM. The staff is friendly and helpful. Watch for low branches going in but well worth the caution. We would stay her again without a doubt. - Biker2
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Okay place to overnight if you have a smaller rig. Big rigs cannot make the turn inside the campground. Luckily we had unhooked the toad before arrival. Very friendly people and great views. Level full hookup 30 amp only back in grass sites. Good WIFI, but cell service spotty. Does not accept credit cards. Road noise from Hwy. 2. Probably will stay somewhere else next time. - teepee51
Jun 2017 - $22.00
Although there was a little mix up with the site, and one guest had already unsuccessfully tried a site that had become too muddy, the campground host worked out an alternative site, and the site owners took care of the muddy site in the next day or two. Wi-fi is good at this campground (compared to others), but I wish the laundry area was a bit more tidied up. The grounds were very clean and scenic. Also, very convenient to north central Vermont cities and attractions. Some road noise at some of the sites adjacent to Hwy 2, but hey that's why ear plugs were created. Level sites with mostly shade and friendly owners. Who could ask for more? - webtrainer
Sep 2016 - $30.00
It is a smaller RV park, but owners are super awesome! They are great and friendly people and very helpful! They helped us with backing our rig up, he brought over cinder blocks for the rear trailer jacks (the ground sloped a little), and she even ran down the street to pick up food we ordered from Positive Pie b/c they don't deliver. Very gracious hosts!
We had a fairly level site with a truck/camper and travel trailer. It had full hookups but only had one 30 amp outlet. Not a big deal b/c we had a 30 amp adapter and a splitter so both the camper and trailer got hooked up and there were no load capacity issues b/c we didn't need to run the A/C (it dropped to 40 degrees that night). Wifi worked fairly well, too.
I would definitely stay here again. Excellent hospitality! - BadSquirrel