Latticed with historical idiosyncrasies, Hapgood Recreational Area was the first land acquired by the Green Mountain National Forest. Littered with the area’s fallen leaf litter, Hapgood Recreational Area is home to numerous FCFS (first-come, first-served) primitive campsites, all situated along the area’s natural hiking trails and well-manicured beaches. And, should you have any inquires upon arriving, there’s alway a Green Mountain National Forest host within earshot.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
28 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Hapgood Pond Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Becky & Melanie
Becky & Melanie W.
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June 2nd, 2018

Hapgood Pond is a great campground located just outside of Peru in the Southern Green Mountains. It is a great place to stop on your first night in Vermont if you are traveling from the South. It is peaceful and quiet. An easy, dog friendly hiking trail loops around the pond. One of my favorite places in all of Vermont: J.J. Hapgood General Store is located just minutes away. Great place to pick up some local food and goods. They offer delicious meals and have a great patio.

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Hipcamper Becky & Melanie W.
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June 1st, 2018
Green Mountain National Forest
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43.151° N, 72.533° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 21 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 7 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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