Campgrounds Near Vermont's Quechee Gorge

Campgrounds Near Vermont's Quechee Gorge
Quechee Gorge is near White River and Woodstock, Vermont. Quechee Gorge has been described as Vermont's "Grand Canyon." The gorge is a mile-long gorge that has been cut out by the Ottauquechee River. The area has opportunities for hiking, road bicycling, bird-watching, skiing, snowshoeing and fishing. The area is ablaze in colors each autumn when the maple leaves turn shades of orange, red, purple and red. Camping in the Quechee Gorge area is possible, as there are several options for campgrounds and parks in the region.

Quechee State Park

Quechee State Park has a campground that is open from May through September each year. The campground has sites for tents and RVs. There are lean-to shelters available for rent at the park and campground. Tent sites are on grassy, level areas and have fire rings with grills. RV sites have water and electric connections. Tent sites are in a special area away from the "prime" or RV sites. There are showers, fresh water taps and bathrooms on the premises. Pets are allowed if leashed. Hiking, leaf watching, swimming and road bicycling are all possible at or from the state park. There is a 1.6 mile hiking trail that leads to overviews of the gorge and the cascading water.

Quechee State Park
764 Dewey Mills Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-295-2990
vtstateparks.com/htm/quechee.htm

Quechee/Pine Valley KOA

The Quechee/Pine Valley KOA offers tent sites as well as RV camping. Tent sites are available with fire rings, picnic tables and use of fresh water for drinking and cooking. RV sites have water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric connections. Pets are allowed. AAA and Good Sam discounts are offered. There are showers and bathrooms, a playground, laundry room, guest house, barbecue grills and free Wi-Fi on the premises. Bicycle rentals are available at the KOA. Firewood is for sale at the campground office. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is within a 30-minute drive from the KOA. Visitors to the institute will learn of the region's flora, fauna and ecosystem. You can tour the gore region in road bicycle from the KOA and explore the picturesque community of Woodstock.

Quechee/Pine Valley KOA
3700 Woodstock Road
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-296-6711
koa.com/where/vt/45122/

White River Valley Camping

The White River Valley Camping area is a private campground approximately 30 minutes from the Quechee Gorge. There are spaces for tent camping and RV rigs. Tent sites are level, and have trees and grass. Fire rings and picnic tables are at sites. RV sites have sewer, water and 30- or 50-amp electric connections. Pets are allowed. Showers, bathrooms and a laundry facility are on the premises. There are apple cider stands on the roadsides of the region during fall. Road bicycling from the campground is possible. The Quechee Gorge Trail is within a 15-minute drive. The trail is 4.5 miles long and takes you along the Quechee Gorge, then up to some waterfalls and past Dewey's Mill Pond,

White River Valley Camping
40 Bridge St
Gaysville, VT 05746
802-234-9115
whiterivervalleycamping.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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