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Gifford Woods State Park

Rte. 100 1/2 mi north of U.S. 4, Killington, VT
802/775-5354
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Killington
Type: State Parks
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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Hartford, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I camped here in August 2014 for 3 nights on a lean-to site. The site was very clean and had clearly been raked and the fire pit had been cleaned out prior to our arrival so there was no need to shovel it out ourselves. The lean-tos are great because you can ut all of your stuff... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Chosen for the location near Long Trail Brewing and several high VT peaks, this was a great find. A little hard to find, however, but well worth it. Classing up to a "lean-to" instead of a primitive sight might be a good idea if travelling with little ones or testy female companions!

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East Georgia, Vermont, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We camped here one night on a road trip through the western and central parts of the state. The park itself was peaceful but there is quite a bit of road noise from Rt. 100. We walked the Kent Brook Trail which was a nice walk but I was underwhelmed by the tree size. They are billed in the park... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Ranger at the entrance is very helpful and friendly. You can spend as much time as you want hiking and enjoying the views. Kids of all ages will enjoy.

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Holden, Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stopped here on a rainy day to walk the Kent Brook Trail. Due to the weather, we were the only people in the park and had the trail to ourselves. The trail through the old growth forest was interesting and alerted us to look for similar conditions in other locations. This trail is suitable for young and inexperienced hikers.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A typical visit here might include a day hike through the trees or around the nearby lake. The lake trail is highly recommended for its lake views, but also a small but scenic cascade into the lake. Worth a visit, especially during the peak autumn color season.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I decided to go to VT for an autumnfestpolration and I was so happy to have done my research ahead of time! the sites are clean and tidy and the cabins clean and cozy! Easy access to bathrooms and showers. The trails and views were stunning. I completed 14.9 miles and hit 4 summits. I loved every minute. What impressed... More

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Orange, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was just perfect for me to get some evening exercise while enjoying the beauty of nature. It has a great little brook, and the pathway was well marked. My visit was on October 1st, so I really enjoyed all the colorful leaves!

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Montreal, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stayed here for two nights while hiking and we had a great time. The ground is a bit hard, so you might want to bring sleeping pads. You don't have much privacy from your neighbouring campsites. I heard every conversation they were having.The bathroom facilities were clean and the rangers were knowledgeable about day hikes and what was in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stayed in one of their rustic cabins. It was perfect for our family of four. There was a "pullout" futon for grown ups and bunk beds for two kids. The way the cabin is angled it gave us privacy, but still access to bathrooms if needed. There were great little trails right from our cabin and we had a great... More

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