Hapgood Pond Recreation Area


Hapgood Pond

Hapgood Pond Recreation Area was the first land acquired by the Green Mountain National Forest. The Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the facilities from 1936 through 1938. Hapgood Pond Recreation Area consists of a campground in a wooded setting, open day-use areas, picnic areas with tables and grills, a 0.8-mile nature trail, and a beach for swimming (no lifeguard on duty, swim at own risk). There are 28 campsites available, each with a cleared tenting area, a picnic table, a fire ring with grill, and a parking spur. Within the camping area there are 4 accessible vault toilets and 3 fountains available for drinking water. A dumpster for rubbish is available for camping guests. The 2 day-use areas consist of large open areas that have picnic tables with grills. Please do your part and pack out what you pack in from the day use area. There are also a bathhouse with flush toilets, 2 pavilions - which can be reserved for a small fee with advanced notice, a wheelchair accessible fishing pier, a hand-carry boat launch, and drinking fountains found throughout the area. A Green Mountain National Forest campground host is available to assist visitors and answer questions.

Hapgood Pond Recreation Area Recreation Opportunity Guide

Hapgood Pond Trail Recreation Opportunity Guide

Boating Recreation Opportunity Guide

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day-Use Area open from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm - 6:00 am.
Reservations: Pavilion reservations
Fees Camping is allowed in designated sites only. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis for a fee of $10.00 per site per night, payable at the camping self-service fee station. For non-campers a day-use fee of $4.00 per vehicle can be paid at the self-service fee station at the entrance gate. Fishing license fee.
Open Season: The Recreation Area is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Restrictions: Maximum stay limit is 14 days in a 30 day period.  Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Maximum campers per site are 8 people. All persons 15 years and older are required to possess a Vermont Fishing license. Licenses are available at town halls, most sporting goods stores and at many convenience stores near popular fishing areas.
Closest Towns: Peru, Londonderry
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Passes: Hapgood Pond Day Use Season Pass: $35.00 With Interagency Senior/Access Pass : $17.50.  Second vehicle pass for same household is $20.00 ($10.00 with Interagency/Access Pass).
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Route 7 in Manchester, take Route 11 east for approximately 7.5 miles, past the Route 11 and 30 junction. Continuing east on Rte 11, pass Bromley Ski Area and turn left into the town of Peru. Turn left onto Hapgood Pond Road;

From Route 100 in Londonderry, take Rte. 11 west for about 7.5 miles and turn right into the town of Peru. Take Hapgood Pond Road north out of town;- Drive about 1.5 miles north on Hapgood Pond Road and then turn left into Hapgood Recreation Area. At the gate please pay the appropriate fees. Take a left after the gate to find the parking area.

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