Green Mountain National Forest is a national forest located in Vermont, a temperate broadleaf and mixed forest typical of the New England/Acadian forests ecoregion. The forest supports a variety of wildlife, including beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and ruffed grouse. The forest, being situated in Vermont’s Green Mountains, has been referred to as the granite backbone of the state.
Camping is a favorite activity on National Forests. The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests offer a variety of camping experiences ranging from developed campgrounds to backcountry camping.Developed campground sites requires a reservation at least 7 days in advance. Reservations cannot be made by calling the forest.
Developed campsites that do not need a reservation, are first-come first-served. The forest is not able to manage a list of availability.Backcountry camping is allowed in most locations on the forest unless there is a specific closure order in place for a particular area.The following camping practices are recommended. Locate campsites at least 200’ from trails or waterbodies including ponds, rivers, and streams.