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“Beautiful Campground”

Grand Isle State Park
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The place is huge, with more than 116 places for camping-some leaned places (usefull in raining season-best place Butternut for tent-during an storm we rest dry!), For the access card you do not need cash you can put that cost on your credit card and they refound it after your stay. it is clean, the showers only one per washroom has hot water for 50c 5 minutes, though I think they gave more time. You can get wood in the place for only 4$ (10 big pieces-)
You can fish as they sell the licenses for Vermont. It is also only 35 minutes from Burlington shopping and marina area, so it is great for families. The convenient store about 2 km is good and has all you need. We got there by ferry (from Plattburgh) and the view already make you feel isolate and in contact with the nature a no more than 30 minutes from urban and shoppings.

3  Thank VMarig
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I visited Grand Isle State Park at the end of August and we found the staff to be very friendly. The prices for ice and water were very reasonable. They make you pay a $20 deposit for a gate access card which you get back at the end of your stay so be sure to have some cash on you. We like how private the sites were in our loop. We stayed on site #35 and we had woods surrounding us. We prefer this to open sites. The lake was beautiful but wasn't the greatest for swimming. If I go again I will bring water shoes as the bottom is a little mucky. Don't let this stop you from going though because Sand Bar State Park is a short drive up the road with a beautiful sandy beach, and you get it free if you are staying at Grand Isle.
I found the bathrooms very clean, but you will find the odd bug. Its to be expected at a campground though. The showers are pay showers so bring some change.
I would recommend a day trip in to Burlington if you aren't from the area. Its a beautiful little city and the Church Street Marketplace is wonderful. If you go on Saturday you will also find the Farmers Market a block away. If you get out for a drive take the 108 through Smugglers Notch and you won't be disappointed.

6  Thank Fin M
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Amazing views in all directions. Lake Champlain is incredibly clean and when in this park you have the best seat in the house. Adirondacks on 1 side with the Green Mtns on the other = perfect! Bring DEETS! :)

3  Thank Snosbig
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We camped here for a week and loved it. A lot of the sites are private, large and clean. The bathrooms are close enough no matter where you are. They were clean. We never had to wait for the shower, although I didn't like that you had to pay for them. Everyone that worked there was very friendly and helpful. The park offers firewood and ice at reasonable prices so it's super convenient. There's so much to do in the area. Every where you go is beautiful. While there is no sandy beach at the park, there is a place to swim and a sandy beach close by. Anyone staying at the park gets free entry to the other park with the beach. I've been camping at various state parks my whole life and would definitely come back here.

3  Thank azandra
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is one of our favorite state parks. We are regular campers & come back here yearly because of the wonderful ambiance & good location (many local attractions). It is a state park, so it does not have the feel of a private campground (with state of the art bathrooms that don't have a single insect), but the facilities work, the views are great & the atmosphere is very enjoyable. There is a public beach (which is a grass field with a rocky shore) with plenty of shade, some old-fashioned playsets & a nature center. There are a variety of sites available, from rustic cabins (electricity, a futon, a bunkbed & a table), lean-to sites & regular tent/trailer sites (both wooded & in the field). There is no camp store, but you can buy wood on site.

2  Thank TeresaChy
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