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Mount Ascutney State Park Campground

Southern Green Mountains, Vermont

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  • Road to the north-end campsites.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Typical campsite at Mount Ascutney State Campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Typical campsite at Mount Ascutney State Campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Typical campsite at Mount Ascutney State Campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Restrooms on north end of the campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Recycling containers and dumpsters are at the entrance/exit of the southern loop.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Entering the southern campground loop.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • A typical lean-to site at Mount Ascutney State Campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • A large fire ring near a lean-to site.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • There is one handicap-accessible lean-to with a ramp.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • A typical campsite at Mount Ascutney State Park Campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Trailhead in the southern loop of the campground.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Horseshoes in the southern campground loop.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • Restrooms in the southern campground loop.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
  • RV sanitary station is at the southern loop exit.- Mount Ascutney State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Large, flat sites. Trailhead in the campground.
Cons: 
Highway noise at some sites.
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Region:
Southern Green Mountains, VT
Managed by: 
Vermont State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Camping at Mount Ascutney State Park is available from mid-May through mid-October, and it is the perfect base camp for adventures on the mountain. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the park and the bordering West Windsor Town Forest, opportunities to watch wildlife such as birds and deer, and there are even two hang gliding launch sites that offer views to the northwest and south. The Futures Trail leaves directly from the southern campground loop, saving you from needing to drive to a separate trailhead if you don’t want to.

The campground sits at the base of Mount Ascutney and offers a variety of camping options. There are two main campground areas, with 17 sites and a bathhouse along the park road to the north and a larger loop to the south. The southern loop has a mix of tent, trailer, and RV sites and lean-tos, a bathhouse, and horseshoes. One lean-to is ADA accessible with a ramp allowing for wheelchair entry. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit, and most sites are fairly large with flat, dirt surfaces. Some sites are situated closer to VT-44A, where there can be a bit of road noise. However, this is not an overly busy or loud road. The campground has an RV sanitary station, coin-operated showers, and potable water, and firewood can be purchased in the park. For those looking for a slightly more luxurious camping option, the park is opening five cabins in 2017 located about halfway up the Mount Ascutney Parkway. 

Camping fees vary, and the park offers a discount to Vermont residents. Call the park at 802.674.2060 for the most up-to-date fees and reservations. 

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