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CAMPGROUND NAME: Chittenden Brook

VISIT DATE: 08/23/1995

UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2015

STATE: Vermont

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Rochester

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Rochester

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Rochester, VT, at the intersection of State Routes 73 and 100,
take Rt. 73 west 5.4 miles to Forest Rt. 45.  Turn left onto Rt.
45 (Chittenden Brook Rd.) and go 3.3 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
This is a sweet little campground nestled among Sugar maples,
American beech, Yellow birch and other hardwoods in a very hilly
area.  The campground is popular for mountain bikers and campers
wanting a semi-wilderness experience.  The Chittenden Brook
Trail, now called the Campground Loop Trail, accesses the first
long distance trail established in the United States.  It is
called the Long Trail which also accesses the Appalachian Trail
(AT).  The Long Trail, which inspired the AT, runs from
Massachusetts to Canada along the backbone of Vermont's
mountains.  Classified as a National Recreation Trail, the Long
Trail is foot only.

A possible day trip is a drive along the White River Travelway,
a.k.a. State Rt. 100.  Stop at the Rochester Ranger Station for a
brochure.  Another short trip is visiting a bit of history at the 
CCC Camp (F4-VT) interpretive site on State Rt. 73 west of the 
intersection with State Rt. 100.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open friday before Memorial Day through tuesday after Columbus Day

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 16
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0
   
   Total Sites: 16

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes
Equestrian Camping: No

No. Tables on Sites: 16
No. Grilles on Sites: 16

RV INFORMATION
Because of steep, rough road, trailers over 18 feet are not
allowed.  But, motorhomes are not officially limited.  In any
case, parking aprons are very small.  RVs of any size are not
recommended in this campground.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS
Wading possible in nearby brook.

HIKING
Campground Loop Trail - 1.8 miles and access to the Long Trail.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Greendale VISIT DATE: 05/29/2009 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2015 STATE: Vermont REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Manchester NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Weston RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Weston, VT, from the town's Post Office, take State Rt. 100 (Main St) north 1.9 miles to Greendale Road sign. Turn left onto Greendale Road (gravel) and go 3.1 miles to the campground on left. NOTE: The last 0.3 miles are along a rough dirt road and the campground's interior road is a dead end with no turn around. Except for slide-in campers, NOT recommended for RVs. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,700 ft. This rustic campground, at the edge of White Rock National Recreation Area, stretches along Greendale Brook with campsites tucked in a pleasant variety of mature hardwood trees. Hemlock trees provide lacy shade to most campsites. These trees make this undiscovered campground a nice place for a colorful Fall camping experience. Greendale Brook can be heard from most of the campsites. Campsites 1 through 5 are on a dead end road with no turn around - recommended for tents only. The heavy vegetation found in this campground provides excellent privacy. This is a small, quaint campground that is best suited for campers in slide-ins or cars. Campsite #11 is located across Greendale Rd, not in the campground, and could be considered designated dispersed. Due to the increased incidents of invasive insects and diseases, out-of-state firewood is not permitted. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open friday before Memorial Day through tuesday after Columbus Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Greendale Brook. HIKING There are no designated trails but the area's former logging roads, as well as cross-country and snowmobile trails, are available. FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hapgood Pond VISIT DATE: 08/23/1995 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2015 STATE: Vermont REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Manchester NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Manchester RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Manchester, VT., at the intersection of State Rts. 11 and 30 and U.S. Rt. 7, take State Rt. 11 east 9.8 miles to a "Y" intersection and a sign for Peru. Bear left at the intersection onto Main St. and go.3 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left again onto Hapgood Pond Rd and go 1.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign, then immediately left again into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. The campground has a single loop and a short, tent-only spur. The first half dozen campsite are sunny with sites tucked in among young willow and aspen and older hemlock trees. The remaining campsites are in dense woods of balsam fir and other conifers. Raspberry bushes, ferns and other shrub plants provide good to excellent privacy between campsites. A very large groomed grass field between the campground and day use area is good for a number of field games. The campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1936 and 1938. A feature of the campground is its canoeing/small boat activities. Consider activities and day trips including: - a cook's night out at Johnny Seesaw's (country inn on State Rt. 11 near Peru, VT - www.jseesaw.com); - the famous Vermont General Store in Weston; - White Rocks National Recreation Area for hiking and views of the Big Branch and Peru Peak Wildernesses; and - the nearby Bromley Mtn. for hiking and amusment park for the family (www.bromley.com). NOTE: Due to the increased incidents of invasive insects and diseases, no out-of-state firewood may be used in the Forest. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open friday before Memorial Day through tuesday after Columbus Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 28 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 28 No. Grilles on Sites: 28 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Due to the tight and narrow interior road, large motorhomes are not recommended. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Flush toilets and hot showers are at the pond's bath house. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hapgood Pond is small with a sandy beach HIKING Nature trail - 0.8 miles. FISHING Stocked with trout. There is a wheelchair friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Moosalamoo VISIT DATE: 08/23/1995 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2015 STATE: Vermont REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Middlebury NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ripton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Ripton, VT, at the intersection of State Rt. 125 and Forest Rt. 59, take Rt. 125 east 0.7 miles to Goshen Rd. (Forest Rt. 32). Turn right onto Goshen Rd (dirt) and go 3.2 miles to Forest Rt. 24 (rough dirt road) to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 1,200 ft. The campground is a single loop in a pleasant stand of Sugar maple, American beech, Yellow birch and many other hardwoods. This assortment of trees provides ample shade, contributing to its beauty. Lots of ferns and wildflowers help to provide good privacy between campsites. A large groomed grass field in the middle of the campground's loop is good for a variety of activities. The campground is a good base camp for hikers as it provides access to a network of trails that crisscross the area. Moosalamoo is an Abenaki word meaning "the moose departs" or "he trails the moose." A possible day trip is to Voterbrook Overlook to enjoy a splendid view of Champlain Valley. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open friday before Memorial Day through tuesday after Columbus Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and grass. Watch for low branches across parking aprons. A lip between the interior road and parking apron at some sites could be a problem for travel trailers. Pull throughs are very tight. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Moosalamoo Trail (foot) - 2 miles North Branch Trail (foot) - 2.3 miles Nature Trail (foot) - 0.2 miles FISHING - No




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