Brewster River Campground
Gateway to Smugglers' Notch,
No Pets Allowed Reservations Required
Stretched along the senic 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 twenty sites including the Loft apartment, the lean-to and the cabin. 3 sites have water and electric hook-ups for small RV/camper trailers and 2 additional sites have electric hook-up available.
- A large central field is ideal for group camping.
- Three sites for small trailers/RVs have water and electric hook-ups (no vehicle sewer connections or dump station at the campground). These wooded sites are 50′ back from the river and near the bath house.
- We recently added electrical hook-ups to sites #16 and #17. There are not water hook-ups at these sites but water storage tanks can be filled at the bath house.
- Special riverside accommodations for rent include a lean-to and a cabin.
- A one bedroom apartment is available on the second floor of the bath house.
- 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 mens’ and womens’ 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.
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 to recycle.)
- Respect the quiet hours and 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.
- DO NOT bring firewood from out of the area (50 mile radius) to avoid the spread of insect infestations.
- Recycling is mandatory in Lamoille county Vt. and we expect our guests to help keep Vermont green.
- We provide both recycling and composting bins next to the “trash” bins.
- Recycling does not need to be sorted, but deposit bottles and cans have a separate bin so they can be donated to the local boy/girl scout troops.
- Please make sure all food containers are clean before placing in the bins and only compost grain/ vegetable/fruit scraps. No meat, dairy or fish.
- 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.