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Underhill State Park Campground

Northern Green Mountains, Vermont

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  • Heading up the Eagle Cut Trail from the campground.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • The Pine Lean-To.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • One of a handful of lean-tos available at the campground.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • A typical site.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • Coat hangers in the lean-tos.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • Wildflowers in the campground.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • Signage throughout the campground.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • Wildflowers can be found throughout early summer.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • The bathrooms.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • The picnic shelter.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • Stairs leading to the picnic shelter.- Underhill State Park Campground
  • - Underhill State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Access to hiking. Lean-tos. Quiet.
Cons: 
Lots of day-users. Fills up quickly. No RVs or trailers.
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Region:
Northern Green Mountains, VT
Managed by: 
Vermont State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Sometimes
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Underhill State Park Campground is small, quiet, and secluded. Perched on the western slope of Mount Mansfield, it provides some of the best access to Vermont's tallest summit without the overbearing tourist traps found on the east side near Stowe.

The campground has 11 walk-in tent sites and six walk-in lean-tos. There are an additional seven lean-tos and two tent sites reserved for organized group use about three quarters of a mile away from the main camping area. Pets are allowed, and the restrooms have cold running water and flush toilets. Each site features a picnic table and a designated campfire ring. Rates vary between tent and lean-to sites. Tent sites begin at $18 per night, while lean-to sites begin at $25 per night. There is an additional $2 fee for non-residents of Vermont and a $1 fee per pet per night. Sites accommodate four people with an additional $5 per additional person per night with a maximum of eight people per site.

Underhill State Park features four trails that lead to Mount Mansfield's 4,300-foot summit. The 3-mile Sunset Ridge Trail is the most popular, but the Laura Cowles Trail, Halfway House Trail, and Maple Ridge Trail are all worthy endeavors.

The campground also features a large day use picnic shelter with a fireplace and picnic tables. It seats up to 50 people and can be reserved on weekends for $100 per day. From Monday through Thursday day use is free. 

The campground is open from Memorial Day to October 16. Reservations are recommended on weekends, but midweek there are often sites available. Access to the park is available in the off-season, but the gate on the access raod closes after the first snow of the season.

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