Grout Pond

Grout Pond Recreation Area is sixteen hundred acres of the Green Mountain National Forest set aside for recreation. Grout Pond is very popular for camping, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.  Due to the high amount of use and the effects on the surrounding environment, camping is allowed in designated sites only. Please use pads and platforms provided. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day-Use Areas open from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm - 6:00 am.
Fees No camp fee is required, donations are accepted at the lower parking area bulletin board. Donations are utilized solely for Grout Pond Recreation Area.
Open Season: The campground is open year-round.
Restrictions: Maximum stay limit is 14 days in a 30 day period Dogs must be on a leash at all times
Closest Towns: Stratton, West Wardsboro, Arlington
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Route 7 in Arlington, take the Arlington exit and turn west on Rte 313 at the end of the exit ramp. Take the first right onto South Road and follow to the end. Turn right onto Kansas Road and follow over Rte. 7 and over a two-lane bridge. After the bridge turn right and travel east on the Kelley Stand Road (aka: Stratton-Arlington Road) for about 10.2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 262 and follow to the end.

From Route 100 in West Wardsboro, travel west on the Stratton-Arlington Road (aka: Kelley Stand Road) for about 6.0 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 262. Follow FR 262 to the end.

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