Quechee State Park, Hartford, VT

Quechee State Park

We love camping in Vermont, but hadn’t been out to the Queechee Gorge area, so decided we would spend a weekend at the campground checking out the gorge.  The campground is easy to find, just off the main road in Hartford, VT.

We reserved well ahead of time for the “Ash” lean-to, which was very nice.  For lean-to sites, you generally need to reserve many months in advance.  Check-in at the contact station was quick and easy, and we paid for 2 bundles of campfire wood to be delivered to our campsite (which arrived right away).  Our site was very clean and well-maintained.

Quechee Gorge state Park

There are regular campsites and lean-to sites.  Since we booked so far in advance and we have kids, we went with the lean-to, which is a great way to avoid having to work around rain.  We fit two 2-person tents inside our lean-to, plus we were able to store our camp chairs and other gear out of the rain.

Quechee Gorge State Park Leanto

There are several bathrooms in the park, with showers as well (bring quarters).

Quechee Gorge State Park Campground

They were well maintained and one of the buildings is brand new, which was nice.

Quechee Gorge State Park

The kids were excited to see that there were events going on at the park, and it is nice to have some activities for kids to do.

Quechee State Park Events

The kids made a sign for the campsite and some butterflies.

Quechee Gorge State Park crafts

Of course, we also hiked down to the Quechee Gorge.  There is a trail for the general public that starts at the public Visitor’s Center on the main road, which is easy to walk to, or you can take the private campground trail right from inside the park.

Quechee Gorge State Park trail

Quechee Gorge State Park

The trail isn’t too long and comes out near the bottom of the gorge.  The kids had a blast exploring and jumping in.  Read more about the fun we had in the gorge here.

Across the street from the campground are some shops, pizza place, mini golf, a Quality inn, and more, so it is easy to find things to do while you are camping, both in and out of the park.

Visit the Quechee Gorge State park website here.


By | 2018-03-07T03:01:30+00:00 August 15th, 2017|camping, hiking, Travel|9 Comments

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  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle January 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Quechee Stat Park is the kind of place that my family loves to visit. We have so much fun getting back to nature.

  3. Sarah Bailey January 12, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness what an absolutely beautiful looking place to spend some time camping. There is nothing quite like going completely off-grid from time to time.

  4. The Cubicle Chick January 13, 2018 at 3:50 am - Reply

    This is nice for a day of calm and clarity. I love that the restroom is clean. I think that is why I avoid many parks. I hate unkept restrooms. – yolonda

  5. Jennifer January 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great place to visit!

  6. Jenn @ EngineerMommy January 13, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a beautiful park. I love visiting new parks and exploring. My family would love to spend a day checking this place out!

  7. Amy H January 14, 2018 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful looking place! I love that the kids were doing signs and butterflies!

  8. This sounds like a nice place to spend time at with the family. Growing up, we went camping every summer. I kinda miss it now.

  9. Ada January 15, 2018 at 5:18 am - Reply

    What a beautiful park! It looks like such a fun time for the whole family.

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