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Camping on the Battenkill

FAQs & Rules

  • We would like all our campers to have a good time. Please observe the following Rules & Regulations:

  • Reservations and Occupancy

    Check Out Time - 12:00PM, Check In Time - 2:00PM. All campers must register prior to setting up camp. Please let office know if you are leaving early.

  • Campsites

    The staff cleans each site just prior to check in. Please keep your site clean. Dispose of trash and recycling at the designated location on your map. You are permitted up to 6 to 8 people per site, depending on the site. The head of each camping party must be 21 years of age and accepts responsibility for the actions of the entire group. Two camping units may share the same site but each camping unit pays for itself. Not all sites can accommodate 2 camping units; there is a limit of 2 vehicles on a site. Family site rate is for 2 adults with 3 children under the age of 18 years. Tents or trailers are to be set up on the graveled portion of the site only, any unit not set up on the designated site will be asked to move to the gravel. Cars are only allowed on the gravel part of the site and not in roadways. Extra parking is available at office or storage area. No generators or electric heaters.

  • Cabin

    The cabin is a one-room smoke free unit that sleeps four people comfortably. Amenities include 2 bunk beds, a small table, 4-2 shelf storage spaces and overhead light. Outside is a picnic table and fireplace.

    Cabin Rules & Polices

    • 3 night minimum to reserve with a 1 night nonrefundable deposit
    • 1 pet allowed, proof of rabies needed at time of registration, the pet must not be left alone in the cabin, all other campground rules apply
    • The max number of people allowed on the site is 6. Cabin holds 4, a tent is allowed for 2 extra people
    • 2 vehicles on site maximum
  • Quiet Hours

    Please respect your neighbors and the peace of the outdoors. QUIET HOURS are from 10:00PM to 8:00AM. Maintain reasonable noise levels at all times.

  • Visitors

    Visitors are welcome between the hours of 10:00AM to 9:00PM. All visitors must stop at the office upon arrival and display car pass when on park property. A visitor’s fee applies if staying more than 1 hour. Please advise office staff if you are expecting visitors. It is your responsibility to advise them to leave their pets at home. Visitors will be required to park at the office if 2 cars already on the site.

  • Pets in the Campground

    Camping on the Battenkill welcomes dogs and we know that you and your dog are looking forward to having a great time camping. That is why we ask that you follow these simple rules while camping with us.

    Dogs must be on a leash at all times in the campground. The leash must be attached to you or your trailer. Loose dogs are more likely to bite a child or bite by another dog. The dog exercise pen is the only place where your dog can run free. Rules for dog pen are posted by the entrance.

    Dogi Pot stations for picking up your pets waste are found at:
    • The bathrooms in the field
    • Near the swimming area
    • At the trash area
    • At the dog run

    As an owner of a dog it is your responsibility to make sure you or others attending to your dog pick up and dispose of dog waste.

    Dogs are not allowed in the following areas for health reasons:
    • The open field
    • The playground area
    • The beach at the swimming area

    If you want to swim, go downstream away from the beach. Just remember that the dog must be on a leash when swimming. Ask that campground office for off-site dog swimming.

    Dogs are never to be left alone on your site. A barking dog does not make for happy camping for your or other campers. It is upsetting to the dog to be left in an unfamiliar surroundings. If your dog is creating a disturbance it will be asked to leave. Please consider your dog’s disposition before bringing it camping.

    Visitors are asked to leave their dogs home when coming to the campground.

  • Speed Limit

    Campground roads are narrow and busy. Be alert and yield to bicycles, pedestrians and children. Little children and speeding vehicles do not mix. PLEASE DRIVE SLOW - SPEED LIMIT 5 MPH throughout the campground.

  • Vehicles

    You are limited to two vehicles per site, with the exception of sites 8 and 14, one car on site. Motorcycles are only allowed in the park if driving to or from campsite, not as a means of transportation from site to site. Please respect quiet hours while entering or exiting campground. We do not allow golf carts in the campground, everything is within walking distance.

  • Bicycles

    Bicycle riding is allowed only on established roads and trails, no riding through the woods or campsites. Parents are responsible for any destruction or disturbances by children in their care. An adult must supervise children at all times. Electric bikes and scooters are not permitted unless a medical necessity.

  • Fire and Firewood

    Fires are permitted in fireplaces only and shall be no higher than your knees. Fire are not to be left unattended. DO NOT MOVE FIRE RINGS. The moving of a fire ring makes your responsible for any accidents. Wood is for sale at the office during the hours of operation only. Out-of-state firewood is not permitted due to the spread of forest pests and disease.

    Alert Vermont Firewood Law! Vermont prohibits bringing untreated firewood into the state. Nearly all types of firewood are prohibited, including: hardwood, softwood, seasoned, and green.

  • Respect for Trees

    Our trees and plants are very precious, it takes many years to grown them and we appreciate them in their natural state. Peeling the bark from trees, driving nails into them, hanging lanterns on them or bumping them with vehicles causes injury to them. Please refrain.

  • Firearms and Firecrackers

    Firearms and firecrackers are not permitted in the campground. The use of firecrackers in Vermont is against state law.

  • Wash Water

    Wash your dishes at your campsite. Washing dishes is not permitted at the bathrooms or water spigots. Discharging any water, including gray water, from camping vehicle is only permitted at the dumping station. Ask at office for the loan of a container.