The Best Family Friendly Campgrounds in Vermont


For our adventurous, outdoor-loving families who camp with kids, we’ve put together a list of family-friendly campgrounds in Vermont.

Get your tents and s’mores supplies ready, it’s time to go camping!

Check out these thirteen family-friendly campgrounds in Vermont!

1. Green Mountain Family Campground, Bristol

This family-focused campground has everything you need for a comfortable camping experience, including full hook-up service with water, electricity, and sewer. WiFi is also available in most campsites. Keep busy with kids’ activities, hiking trails, biking trails, and swimming pools.

2. Button Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh

This State Park offers a great playground as well as a swimming pool with a water slide. Boat rentals are also available. Don’t forget to check out the nature programs at the nature center!

3. Burton Island, near St. Albans

Burton Island is a 253-acre park off the southwestern tip of St. Albans Point in Lake Champlain’s ‘Inland Sea’. The park is accessible only by boat, with the state’s passenger ferry making the 10-minute trip from Kamp Kill Kare State Park. Burton Island has over three miles of shoreline, hiking trails, and a nature center. Camping on an island is an experience your children will never forget!

a family, dad, two kids and mom on a hiking trail smiling4. Grand Isle State Park, Grand Isle

Grand Isle State Park is the most-visited campground in the state park system. It has beaches and a boat launch for canoes, kayaks, and other watercraft. There is also a nature center. Campers at Grand Isle State Park also receive free day entry to the beaches at nearby Knight Point State Park and Alburgh Dunes State Park.

5. Elmore State Park, Lake Elmore

This is a great place to camp if you enjoy hiking. The views from the fire tower at the top of Elmore Mountain are legendary! This park also has a sandy beach for swimming and boat rentals for you to further explore Lake Elmore.

6. Getaway Mountain Campground, Ascutney

This is a 100-site campground with beautiful scenery and a heated pool. Special activities include music, bonfires, bingo, wagon rides, and a “Feed the Fish Pond.” There are also many activities nearby, such as hiking, fishing, and boating.

7. Tree Farm Campground, Springfield

Explore nearby downtown Springfield from this forested campground. With 144 acres, there is plenty of hiking within the campground and also access to Muckross State Park. There are lots of holiday parties and kids’ activities. While there, enjoy the beautiful gardens and artwork.

8. Breezy Meadows Campground, Concord

Located on the Moose River, this campground offers wonderful fishing and canoeing opportunities. There are also six miles of trails and a heated pool. Breezy Meadows is great for active families, with sports courts, playgrounds, and mini-golf.

9. Tree Corners Family Campground, Irasburg

Built in 2004, this is one of Vermont’s newest campgrounds. It has all the amenities, such as two heated pools, a water slide, and an arcade. There are plenty of planned activities to keep the family entertained and also playgrounds and games such as horseshoes to enjoy on your own schedule.

hot dogs over a campfire10. Lone Pine Campsites, Colchester

Only 15 minutes from Burlington, this campground is a family favorite. Your children will enjoy the sports courts and two swimming pools. Furthermore, their activities calendar is filled with fun activities, such as weekly rides on a 1952 fire truck!

11. Silver Lake State Park, Barnard

This busy park is popular for its sandy swimming area, picnic grounds, and camping area. Its proximity to Woodstock and other central Vermont tourist destinations makes it ideal for family vacations. This is also a spot for great fishing on Silver Lake. Boat rentals are available as well.

12. Jamaica State Park, Jamaica

This state park is a favorite with families. Located on the bend of the West River, it provides great opportunities for fishing and swimming. For more activities, explore the hiking trails or nature center.

13. Abel Mountain Campground, Braintree

This is a family dream campground. They have a great pool and a fantastic playground. They also offer free showers and an on-site laundry facility. There’s a FABULOUS river for tubing down, starting at the top of the campground and ending at a great swimming hole. Additionally, you’ll find three different levels of marked mountain biking trails! There is TRULY something for everyone here.

BONUS: Don’t miss these three family-friendly campgrounds in New Hampshire!

Don’t forget to explore all the other great family-friendly campgrounds in Vermont. What’s your favorite campground? And if you can’t make it to a campground this season, you can always camp right in your own backyard!



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  1. You completely missed one of the very best!!! Abel Mountain Campground in Braintree, VT. They have a great pool, fantastic playground, lots and lots of families, free showers, on-site laundry facility (handy to dry those towels on rainy vacations) a FABULOUS river for tubing down, starting at the top of the campground and ending at a great swimming hole, and three different levels of marked mountain biking trails!! There is TRULY something for everyone here.


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