Bear's End

Green Mountain National Forest

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NF-71
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
802-362-2307
802-747-6700
Official Website

GPS: 42.9967, -72.976

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 2190 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

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1bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Derek

19 Nissan Titan
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Derek would stay here again

“Great free, dispersed camping in VT”

Reviewed Sep 23, 2018

Overall Rating

There are a few dispersed camping areas along the Forest Service road (FR71). I can't speak to the size for RVs, but the camp I stayed at was large enough for a pop-up or a couple 4-5 man tents. There was a rock fire pit located at the site as well. The camp was mostly level and clean, but right next to the road. This proved to be a little noisy from a number of dirt bikes and as people continued to search for campsites until 9pm or so.

The dispersed sites are located a couple miles past Somerset Airfield camping area (which is also free), and that site contains two sets of bathrooms and 15 campsites if you are unable to find a more secluded location along the road.

The nearby town of Wilmington on VT100 has a Shaws grocery store for general supplies and also contains a neat little liquor store (Ratu's) with local spirits and craft beers.

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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LibbysOnTheLoose
Cocoa Beach, FL
40 Country Coach Magna
1991 Toyota 4 Runner
11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Dispersed
“Bears End”

Reviewed Jul 07, 2016

Overall Rating

There are a number of tent and small Rv spaces to find while driving around the Forest Roads 71 and 83. I believe there are several other roads for dispersed camping as well and all spots are first come first serve. Some are large enough to get up to a 30ft Rv into but most are small tent sites. There is a large paved parking lot at Kelley Stand that can take the larger 40ft rigs. Our site was a large size and we enjoyed it until a black bear showed up so be extra diligent if you spill anything and put the coolers away too (even if they are bear certified like ours)! A cell booster would have definitely given us access to more areas of this forest.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
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