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Address: Rte. 100 1/2 mi north of U.S. 4, Killington, VT
Phone Number: 802/775-5354
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Wonderful campground with secluded sites

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Alburtis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

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Thank Matt E
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 stars 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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branford
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars 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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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We saw kent pond on the map a couple of days ago & thought it might be a nice place to stop, WOW, the sight that met our eyes was beautiful, the foliage mirrored in the still water was amazing, we stayed for a while and then took a walk beside the pond. We were so lucky to have great... More 

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Friendship, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful hike through forests up to the peak that includes a climb up a fire tower to view the surrounding mountains.

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