Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont •


Green Mountain National Forest is a national forest located in Vermont, a temperate deciduous and mixed forest typical of the New England and Acadian Forest ecoregion. The forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey and ruffed grouse. The forest, located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, has been named as the state’s granite backbone.

Camping is a favorite activity in the national forests. The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests offer a variety of camping experiences ranging from serviced campgrounds to backcountry camping. Serviced campsites require a reservation at least 7 days in advance. Reservations cannot be made by calling the forest.
Serviced campsites that do not need a reservation are first come, first served. The forest is unable to maintain an availability list. Backcountry camping is permitted in most areas of the forest, unless there is a specific closure order in place for a particular area. The following camping practices are recommended. Place campsites at least 200 feet from trails or water bodies, including ponds, rivers, and streams.

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