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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

Primitive Camping Guidelines

 

  • Primitive camping is allowed within designated areas of selected state lands.

  • Camping must be at least 100 feet from any stream or body of water, 200 feet from any trail or property line, and 1000 feet from any traveled road.

  • Camping is allowed up to three consecutive nights in the same area.

  • Groups of eleven or more individuals must obtain a permit from the District Office in order to primitive camp.

  • Only dead and down trees or branches may be used for firewood.

  • Camping above 2500 feet in elevation is prohibited unless otherwise designated.

  • We require one responsible adult for every 4 campers under the age of 14.

  • If you carry it in - carry it out!

  • Leave your campsite so clean that no one else can find it.

  • The use of backpacker stoves with self-contained fuel is urged.

  • Some areas have remote lean-tos for overnight camping

 

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