Skip to main content

The 5 Best Campgrounds Near Woodstock to Explore This Summer

May 31, 2019 03:18PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of vtstateparks.com.

Camping is a great way to get outdoors and bond with our loved ones, and we are lucky enough to live a place where there are plenty of spots to choose from. 

Depending on what you're looking for, there is the perfect campground for you. Looking to rough-it and skip the amenities? Or maybe you want all the luxuries -- like running water -- and only a slice of the outdoors? There's a little something for everyone when it comes to camping in the Upper Valley. 

We've put together a list of some of our favorite local camp spots near Woodstock that you should give a try. Read on to learn more! 

Don't see your favorite local spot included? Let us know and we just might add it! 

Quechee/Pine Valley KOA Campground

Courtesy of koa.com.
Tucked away in White River Junction is the Quechee/Pine Valley KOA (Kampgrounds of America) campgrounds. Here, you'll find fully-equipped lodging houses as well as campsites perfect for an RV to roll in, perfect for people looking to enjoy everyday comforts in a nature setting. There are also great tent sites available for the more hard-core campers. 

Explore the beautiful Quechee Gorge, "The Little Grand Canyon of New England," as well as the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail of VT. There's plenty to do around here! Also, each June around Father's Day, the 40th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is hosted nearby. 

Location: 3700 Woodstock Road, White River Junction, VT 05001
More Info: 802-296-6711

Quechee State Park

Courtesy of vtstateparks.com.

Cruise along Route 4 and you will stumble across Quechee State Park campgrounds. Surrounded by gorgeous, green sights with the nearby Ottauquechee River, this park is definitely a destination spot. 

RV and tent sites are available to anyone looking to appreciate the landscape. You will also find a park interpreter who is happy to educate you on the history of the site, as well as some events that occur throughout the year. Step outdoors into nature here! 

Location: 5800 Woodstock Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001
More Info: (802) 295-2990


Silver Lake State Park

Courtesy of vtstateparks.com.
Not too far from Woodstock in Barnard, VT is Silver Lake State Park. This popular campground has tent and RV sites that are perfect for families looking to explore the nearby areas. Along with the campground, you will find a beach and picnic area.

Silver Lake itself has 84 acres of shoreline and is the ideal fishing spot for some relaxing summer fishing. You can also enjoy paddling and canoeing, which are for rent on site, with only a few motorboats passing by. It's ideal for families looking to relax in a recreational setting. 

Location: 20 State Park Beach Rd, Barnard, VT 05031
More Info: 802-234-9451

Coolidge State Park

A hop, skip and a jump away from Woodstock is a little getaway campsite in Plymouth, VT. Step back into the 1930s with this park, and enjoy what nature has to offer. Hiking is the focal point for this campground and park, so if that is the experience you're looking for, this is the perfect place! 

As the centerpiece of the 21,500 acre Calvin Coolidge Forest, Coolidge State Park is the only Vermont with an entire loop of lean-to campsites. Get ready for dramatic mountain views of the Black River valley and the Green Mountains. Grab your hiking gear and head out to Plymouth! 

Location: 855 Coolidge State Park Rd., Plymouth, VT 05056
More Info: 802-672-3612


Mascoma Lake Campground

If you're looking for a little weekend getaway, Mascoma Lake Campground in Lebanon, NH is what you're looking for. The lake is the ideal family-friendly location, with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. 

If non-motorized boating is more your speed, there are rentals available on site. There are also plenty of hiking spots and opportunities to sit back and enjoy a good book. The 5-mile shoreline of Mascoma Lake is the center point for each campsite, which is nestled on Shaker Mountain. Bring your friends and pets to this camping destination today! 

Location: 92 US Route 4A, Lebanon, NH 03766
More Info: (603) 448-5076


Let us know where you plan on camping this summer in the comments below! 

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Woodstock Magazine's free newsletter to catch every headline