Green Mountain National Forest to Open Camping for Season
Just in time for the long holiday weekend, camp sites on the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) will open Friday, May 23. In the past several weeks US Forest Service employees and partners have been working to prepare the sites and other camping facilities. While campers may find some wet spots, forest roads and trails are in very good shape. Officials encourage visitors to bring head nets or an effective insect repellant to combat the ever growing black fly and mosquito populations.
The GMNF expects visitation to be up this season, due in part to high fuel costs. The forest offers several recreational opportunities, including picnicking, camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, hunting, boating and canoeing.
All camping on the GMNF is on a first come, first serve basis; no reservations are required. There is a maximum stay of 14 days in a 30-day period. Visitors can camp anywhere on the forest unless the area is posted closed to camping. They are advised to not bring in firewood from other states. For additional information, visit fs.usda.gov/recmain/greenmountain/recreation.