Chittenden Brook Campground


Area Status: Open
A picnic table sits in front of a shady campsite with a tent pad up the hill.

Centrally located between the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts, the Chittenden Brook area offers many recreation opportunities for a variety of abilities. Trails meandering next to beautiful brooks and traveling through tall trees make this an attractive area for visitors.

The area includes a 7.5 mile trail network designed for cross country ski and snowshoe use and open to summer hiking. The trail network serves as a connector to the Long Trail National Recreation Trail as well as the Brandon Gap Backcountry Recreation Area known for winter skiing and boarding.

The area also includes a 17 site campground open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. The campground and access road cannot accommodate trailers over 18 feet. This campground is best suited for tent camping.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground open 24 hours a day during open season. Day-use hours are 
Reservations: Select sites can be reserved at recreation.gov for $15 per site per night. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.  All other sites are first come, first served for a fee, payable at the self-service station.
Fees: Camping Fee:
  • $15.00 per site per night
Fees are payable at the self-service fee station at bulletin board near campground entrance.
Open Season: Memorial Day
Restrictions:
  • Maximum stay limit is 14 days in a 30 day period.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Quiet Hours are 10 PM – 6 AM.  
  • Check out time is 2 PM.
Closest Towns: Food and Services: Brandon and Rochester stores and fuel stations.  For all Emergencies: 911; 911 Information: The campground is in the Town of Chittenden on Forest Road 45
Water: No drinking water available.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Green Mountain National Forest - Rochester Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Additional Resources


Directions:

From Rochester: Travel south on Route 100 for 1.0 mile to its intersection with Route 73. Follow Route 73 west for 5.1 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 45, which is the access road to Chittenden Brook Campground. 

From Brandon: Travel east on Route 73 for 14.6 miles and turn right onto the Forest Road 45, which is the access road to Chittenden Brook Campground.

Parking for the Chittenden Brook Trail is located on the right at 0.6 miles. Alternate parking for the Beaver Pond and Chittenden Brook Trails is located at 2.5 miles on the left at the entrance to the campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

There are 17 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded campground loop. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring with a grill, parking spur with space for two cars, and a gravel tent pad. There are two barrier-free vault toilets. There are no showers or hook-ups. The is no drinking water available. There is a recycling and trash station at the end of the campground loop.

The campground and access road cannot accommodate trailers over 18 feet. There is no dump station available. This campground is best suited for tent camping.

No. of Sites 17
Reservation Info Select sites can be reserved at recreation.gov for $15 per site per night plus a processing fee. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee of $15.00 per site per night, payable at the self-service fee station.
Fire Information Fire ring with a grill
No. of Accessible sites 17

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

The area includes a 7.5 mile trail network designed for cross country ski and snowshoe use and open to summer hiking. The trail network serves as a connector to the Long Trail National Recreation Trail as well as the Brandon Gap Backcountry Recreation Area known for winter skiing and boarding.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.82407

  Longitude : 
-72.90931