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campingCamping Availability for this weekend
Looking for a last minute getaway? There are still plenty of great campsites available for the weekend. See list here.

Call the parks directly for reservations. See you out there!
Venture Vermont
Get your camera's ready for another season of Venture Vermont. Complete the Venture Vermont and earn a medalion for free park entry for the 2013-2014 seasons. Look for an updated score sheet and new activities.
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Learn S'more About Camping
Want to learn more about camping? The gear gurus from Eastern Mountain Sports are partnering with Vermont State Parks to walk you through what you need to have a great time camping, even if you have never done it before! Learn More>>
image of campfirePlease don't bring firewood to the parks! In order to prevent the spread of invasive forest pests, we only permit firewood that is from Vermont. Please do your part and help keep our Vermont forests healthy and beautiful!


Now, Risk-free reservations!
Make that reservation now and plan your adventure in a Vermont State Park, you've got nothing to lose! If you have to cancel, just call the Reservation Call Center or the park by 2:00 PM on the day before your arrival. When you call, you can switch your reservation to a new date with no penalty. Now that's happy camping! Read more>>

camping tips & tricks

New for 2013!

Camping Tips & Tricks with Sarah, Frank & The Kids

Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of fun times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail! View our complete How-to page, or choose from these options:
These fun videos walk you through some important camping skills
Weekend Itineraries
Wondering where to go and what to do? These sample itineraries figure it all out for you
Checklists & Instruction Sheets
What to pack, first aid kits, cooking tips, pets, rain and more!
Menus & Recipes
Seven camp-tested menus with recipes and shopping lists for any appetite
Fun Activities
Here we give you some ideas of fun things to do on your next camping trip
Free How-to Workshops
Join us for one of our free 'Learn S'more about Camping' from park staff and the gear gurus at EMS.
iPhone & Android Apps
Download one of our free smart phone apps to find parks for the activities you want to do
Park Events
All summer you can attend free concerts, nature and interpretive programs in the parks, see our schedule.

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