Brewster River Campground
Gateway to Smugglers' Notch,
No Pets Allowed Reservations Required
Stretched along the scenic Brewster River, our campground offers a delightful place to relax and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the sight and sound of the river with its 20′ waterfall. Experience a truly dark night that will amaze you with the number of stars visible when there is no pollution from city lights. Evenings in mid-summer, the fireflies fill the meadow with twinkling lights. Many campers report the best nights sleep in years while staying here.
Opportunities also abound in the area for outdoor pursuits. The Long Trail can be accessed at several places close to the campground, including hikes to the top of nearby Mt. Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont. Horseback riding, fishing, bicycling, and canoe/kayak outings on the Lamoille River are all available locally.
- We have 11 tent sites on the river, 6 tent sites off the river, 3 sites that have water and electric hook-ups for small RV/campers. (SORRY, WE DO NOT HAVE A DUMP STATION AVAILABLE) A 1 bedroom Loft apartment (above the bathhouse), 1 cabin (with upstairs loft available if no small children in your group), and 1 Lean-to.
- The large central field is ideal for group camping. (5 off river tent sites are located in this area)
- Each campsite is about 2,500 square feet in size. The site includes a picnic table, a metal or stone fire ring and parking for one vehicle.
- Our clean, modern bath house provides two lavatories, two flush toilets (in roomy stalls) and two free showers in both the men’s and women’s rooms.
- An outdoor dishwashing sink with hot and cold water is available by the office. Another sink with cold water can be used for cleaning boots, clothes, etc. (Please do not wash dishes or other materials in the rest room lavatories.)
- The pavilion was hit by a micro-burst windstorm, so it is no longer available. The field with picnic tables may be used by campers unless reserved by a group and posted with signs to that effect. The central fireplace on the field may be enjoyed responsibly, but fires must be attended by an adult and extinguished fully.
- Outside electric outlets are available by the office for use to charge cellphones or to inflate air mattresses.
Please observe the common-sense regulations posted at the office.
- Help reduce the impact on the environment by minimizing trash, utilizing recycling bins and compost bins, and returning containers with deposits to the store. (Recycling is mandatory in Lamoille county and all campers are expected to recycle.)
- Respect the quiet hours (Sunday-Thursday 10pm-8am and Friday-Saturday 11pm-8am)
- Use earphones if you want to listen to music or the radio.
- Be careful with fires, do not leave them unattended and do not throw non-combustible items in the fireplaces.
- No firearms, fireworks, or illegal substances. Alcohol is permitted if used responsibly by adults (21+ Vermont State Law).
- DO NOT bring firewood from out of the area (50 mile radius) to avoid the spread of insect infestations.
- Recycling/Composting is mandatory in Lamoille County, VT and we expect our guests to help keep Vermont green.
- There are separate bins for recycling
- Recycling does not need to be sorted
- Please put deposit bottles and cans in the separate blue bin next to the fire wood shed
- Please make sure all food containers are clean before placing in the bins.
- Only compost grain/ vegetable/fruit scraps. No meat, dairy or fish in the black composting stations. We have 3 convenient locations.
- Please check at the office for a list of which materials are recyclable/compostable and help us reduce our footprint and expenses. (Trash costs 4x more to “throw away” than recycling.)
- Enjoy the river carefully and supervise all children in or around the water. There are some deep holes, slippery rocks and swift currents, particularly after heavy rains. Do not dive or jump from the rocks. No glass bottles in the river.
- Place all food in containers at night, preferably stored in your vehicle. We have had the occasional black bear visit the campground and raccoons may also raid your food if it is left exposed.
- Do not harm or handle the wildlife. Chipmunks will forage for your scraps, but are not pets. Raccoons and skunks are the most common carriers of rabies. Foxes and bats should also be avoided.
- Report to the office any animal that appears to be acting strangely.