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Quechee State Park Campground

5800 Woodstock Rd., Vermont 05001 USA

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“Experience Vermont's Natural Wonder”

Welcome to Quechee State Park. Its location along US Route 4, and its proximity to many Upper-Valley attractions make the park a popular tourist destination. Hundreds of thousands of visitors stop each year to take in the breathtaking views of the Quechee Gorge. Other visitors seeking an overnight stay enjoy the easy access to the park’s spacious campsites.  The focal point of the park is Vermont’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago. Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below viewing points along Route 4. The land on which the park is located was originally owned by the A. G. Dewey Company, a major wool processor in the 19th century.  Mr. Dewey settled in the Quechee area around 1869, establishing a woolen mill. The Dewey Company was a very successful processor of wool and employed as many as 500 people, many in the mill village. Water from falls and the mill pond just above the gorge were used to power the facility. Dewey began making fine satinets in 1836, and shoddy (reworked used wool) in 1841. Numerous machinery and product inventions were created here, including Sheep’s Grey and Dewey’s Gray which was trademarked in 1875.  Both types of wool were known for general excellence throughout the country and became the standard fabric for roller coverings in cotton mills. By 1936 this was the oldest mill in the country making shoddy. Some of the material was used to make baseball uniforms for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, and blankets for the US Army and Navy.  The mill was closed in 1952, and relocated to Enfield, New Hampshire.  Over the next several years, nearly all of the mill houses and buildings were demolished.   Remains of mill and dam can still be seen at the head of the gorge.  The park had its beginnings almost immediately after the mill closed. That same year the US Army Corps of Engineers began taking land in the area as part of a large flood control plan, which included the construction of the North Hartland Dam. Construction of the campground and picnic areas began later, in the spring of 1962. In 1965, the State of Vermont leased the park from the Army Corps and turned over the management and operations of the property to the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.  Today, the park campground is located in what used to be the mill’s recreation area.  The area that is now the park’s play field contained a skeet range, baseball diamond and picnic area.  All that remains of this past activity are a few foundations of fireplaces and pieces of broken clay pigeons. The park contains 45 tent/trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites which are located in the camping area. Two bathrooms with showers ($) serve the campground. Most sites are large enough to accommodate large RVs. There is a sanitary dump station, but no hookups. A large field and play area are also in the campground. Located next to Quechee Gorge is a picnic area with a pit toilet and a hiking trail along the gorge.

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4.3 Access
4.2 Location
4.3 Cleanliness
4.3 Site Quality
3.6 Noise

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Campendium

September 23, 2019
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A great offseason campground with sparse occupation mid-September providing a very quiet serene experience. Sites are well spaced nestled in mature pines along a forested bluff above Quechee Gorge. Main entrance is tucked into the woods off Rte. 4, so go slow else you will miss it. Rangers and Hosts were all welcoming and helpful. Most sites are back-ins and can accommodate most rigs. Small State park with two loops of 47 sites, each loop has convenient rustic and very clean bathhouses. Coin shower is OK with generous hot water. Nice trail leading from the camp to the gorge trail and loops back to the Visitors Center for a 2 mile nature walk. Great place to relax and take an excursion into the Vermont country side. Cool evenings with campfire adds to the ambiance.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 11

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Campendium

July 23, 2020
Rated

The park was very well maintained, clean bathrooms and friendly staff. Wifi near the office works well if you need to check emails or even hang out and work for a few hours. Beautiful walking path down to the Gorge.

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Nightly Rate: $21.00

Days Stayed: 6

Site Number: 44

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Campendium

July 20, 2021
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Well laid out and spacious sites. Roads are well maintained and trees cut back to provide clear driving and sites. Sites are generously spaced out.

Lots of interesting things to do nearby - Sugarbush Farms, Quechee Gorge, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHS, and fun dining options in the White River Junction area.

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Nightly Rate: $21.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 3

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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October 07, 2021
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Loved the large site, location near the Quechee Gorge. The showers were large clean but the water was barely warm. We would definitely stay here again.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: T27

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Campendium

August 02, 2022
Rated

Pretty State Park with neat hiking trail to Quechee Gorge. Near Woodstock and Quechee towns.

Some road noise, especially from trucks going over the Gorge Bridge, but other than that no complaints. Two nice restrooms that were clean. Showers were 12 min for $1.25. Water was hot for our visit.
Most campers stayed just one night; we were often virtually alone during the day in late July 2022.

I think space 14 is the nicest lot. But, many were very large, flat with good room between campsites.

Nice Woodstock grocery store if you need supplies. Ice machine was empty while we visited.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 2

4 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Campendium

August 13, 2022
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Very nice sites - mostly wooded and shady, not much tree screening between sites, but they are so well spaced that they still feel private. Clean pay showers ($1 / 10 mins) but water could be warmer; 4 single-person shower rooms. No hookups on most sites. Decent price ($23 / night). We will stay again!

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Nightly Rate: $23.00

Days Stayed: -

Site Number: 32

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Campendium

September 27, 2022
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We arrived late in the day without a reservation. Matt was super helpful, giving us some open sites to look at. We picked site 25 which was close to the restrooms and visitors center. There had been a lot of rain and most of the sites were pretty muddy, there were no sites with any grass. There are also NO hook ups so be prepared for dry camping. The restrooms are clean and well lit with warm showers- very inexpensive- maybe 50 cents? We hiked to the gorge via the trail but would NOT recommend it- it was very steep and again muddy. It’s easier to go back to the entrance and go via the Visitors center. The best view of the gorge is from the road on the bridge. We were disappointed with the Gorge and trail- you can’t really see anything of the gorge via the trail.

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Nightly Rate: $28.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 25

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Campendium

August 31, 2023
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Spacious level sites with hard gravel paving. Some road noise from trucks over the gorge bridge. Dry camping with a single dump station and water fill. Much interesting things to do in area.

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Nightly Rate: $32.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 27

5 Access
5 Location
- Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
2 Noise

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Campendium

September 12, 2023
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Wonderful CG with tall trees and large long mostly level campsites. We were site 10, which is a bit further tucked away. No hookups, but there are water spigots around and a dump station. Tall trees kept the solar nectar for themselves so we ran our genset during the allowed 8-10am and 5-7pm hours. Verizon hot spot worked for streaming and video calls. Walk to the gorge visitor center and bridge overlooking the sights. The trails were mostly closed due to July deluges. The CG recently starting taking food scraps for composting- most veggies, meat, dairy, pet food was collected.

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Nightly Rate: $32.00

Days Stayed: 6

Site Number: 10

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Campendium

October 12, 2023
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Nice and Large sites - mostly wooded and shady . Very Clean . The down side. Pretty loud cars and tucks noise from road 4. We had site 27 , sites further from route would have been better in term of tranquility.

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Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 27

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Quechee State Park Campground

5800 Woodstock Rd.
Vermont
05001 USA
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Back In RV Sites Count
20
Last Nightly Rate
25.0
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
39.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
21.0
Max Length
40 ft
Max Stay
21
Season End
mid-Oct.
Season Start
mid-May
Sites Count
45
Standard Tent Sites Count
7
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