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Gifford Woods State Park

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Address: Rte. 100 1/2 mi north of U.S. 4, Killington, VT
Phone Number: 802/775-5354
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Awesome fall view!

This hidden gem was recommended by a fellow hiker on the AT. The view of the foliage across the lake was breath taking and the colors were vibrant.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sha K
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'll maintain large camp sites, ample wooded space between sites, good location. Friendly staff. highway noise is a big problem night and day. Showers below average.

Thank Dan B
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hidden gem was recommended by a fellow hiker on the AT. The view of the foliage across the lake was breath taking and the colors were vibrant.

Thank Sha K
Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While walking on the Appalachian Trail, we walked through the park enjoying a campsite's picnic table for lunch and nearby restrooms. We were impressed at the size of and seclusion possible at many of the campsites. There are also lean-tos at the park. Good scenery and Kent Pond is very pretty.

Thank LyntonC1053
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I didn't have too much time to explore, however, we found time to drive through campgrounds, hike a trail and visit the lake boat launch. Such a perfect place - campgrounds are awesome!

Thank Matt E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop for hikers! We stopped here while section hiking VT's AT. The office staff was great! We dropped a package there with our second half of food with no problems. Showers were warm and 50¢ for 5 minutes. They have ice cream bars at the front desk and there is a great deli a mile down... More 

Thank Jamie Z
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way north to get out of the car and walk in the woods. The Rangers were helpful, but severely underestimated the time it would take me to walk the Kent Brook Trail -- 30 minutes versus an hour. The trail was a bit strenuous -- many rocks and roots, and uphill. An easy alternative is... More 

Thank DHW49
Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

My wife and I booked this after a hellish May for some rest and relaxation. It was a great weekend! I think we lucked out because it was the weekend after memorial day and the campground was only about 1/2 full. It was nice and quite. The campground was clean and the weather was awesome on Saturday (rained Sunday). Very... More 

Thank silvaja01
Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Our first stay at Gifford Woods Campground. We reserved a lean-to site which was nice. It's a smaller campground which we prefer. Staff was friendly and helpful. The Appalachian Trail travels right through the campground but there is other hiking opportunities close by (a walking trail through the campground, Long Trail sections, Killington Mt and around Kent Pond). Kent Pond... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

I had stayed at the Grey Bonnet Inn last winter, and they told us we could use the trails to snowshoe for free. We went and tried it and it was perfect for a couple of hours in the afternoon.

Thank wendy d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

4 minutes from killington. The park is a camping park for tents or trailers. We came there to walk the white trail. Thars a parking and you need to pay before hiking. The trail starts going up the hill, not easy but doable. The forest is biutifull !! Overall it takes about 3.5 hours with kids.

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