Vermont RV Camping – All The Comforts Away From Home
Vermont RV Camping
Vermont RV camping offers spectacular scenery, solitude, interesting history, and outdoor recreation activities for the whole family. From RV resorts, to basic service public campgrounds, there is something for everyone in Vermont. There is limited dispersed RV camping (boondocking) available in Vermont too.
Vermont RV Parks
Vermont RV Parks – Research tools for finding the best private Vermont RV parks, campgrounds, and resorts.
Vermont RV Camping Information
US Forest Service – USFS information Vermont RV camping at developed campgrounds and free dispersed camping (boondocking) andin National Forests in Vermont.
US Army Corps of Engineers – USACE/COE information about water projects and camping in Vermont.
Vermont State Tourism Website – Where to go and what to do. Includes Vermont RV camping suggestions and travel planning ideas.
Vermont State Parks – Information about RV camping and campgrounds in Vermont state parks.
Vermont WMAs (Wildlife Management Areas) don’t allow camping, but you may wish to camp near one for wildlife viewing, hiking, or fishing.
Vermont RV Camping Reservations
Camping Reservations – Vermont Federal Reservation System
RV Dumps Stations
RVDumps.com – Places to dump your RV in Vermont.
Sanidumps.com – Vermont RV dump stations listed by town.
RV Camping pages with more information
Boondocking – Learn how to find remote dispersed camping locations.
USFS – (US Forest Service) – Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
USACE/COE – (US Army Corp of Engineers) – USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
We recommend the Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer to help find RV camping locations. This Vermont topographic atlas offers comprehensive detail including trails, back country roads, lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, campgrounds, public lands, and hunting and fishing locations. Information about family trips, wilderness outing possibilities, and more are included.
Free Vermont RV Camping
Here’s a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking locations in Vermont. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don’t ask permission, you end up “sneaking” into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe…Ask Permission.
Truck Stops – Asking permission is usually not a requirement Be considerate of the big rigs!
Walmart – Not all stores allow overnight RV parking due to city ordinances. Check store for policy.
Nightclubs – Had one too many or just pretending?
Grain Elevators – Ask where you can park your RV out of the way for the night.
Fraternal Organizations – VFW, Elks etc. may allow members free RV camping.
Cemetery – Sounds creepy to us, but we’ve also heard they may have water available.
Fairgrounds – State and County facilities may allow RV camping when not otherwise in use.
Parks – City, County, State, and Community parks often have free RV camping.
Churches – You can almost make “reservations” by calling ahead for permission.
Hotel Parking Lots – Assuming a nightclub/bar is inside, had one too many or just pretending
Truck Terminals – Parking areas for large trucks might allow you free RV camping permission.
RV Dealers – Pretty brave to us, but you could fit right in. Some dealers encourage overnight stays.
Cracker Barrel – These nationwide restaurants usually allow free overnight RV parking.
Movie Theaters – Too tired to drive home after the late show?
Highway Rest Areas – All rest areas allow a few hours of free RV parking, but noisy.
Drive In Movies – Got a small RV, park in the back row and enjoy the show. Fell asleep by accident right?
Vehicle Repair Shops – Need to see the repairman first thing in the morning?
Big Box Retailers – Kmart, Best Buy, Sams Club often allow free RV camping.
Roadside Parks & Picnic Areas – The early day version of the rest area.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Vermont. If you are not asking permission, it’s best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don’t use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.