Grand Isle State Park RV & Campground Guide

Vermont

With over 115 RV sites and 36 mesmerizing lean-to sites, Vermont's Grand Isle State Park is ideal for families looking to get away and enjoy a perfect RV holiday on Lake Champlain together. The park was founded in 1959 on an area of 54 acres of land that was purchased from Birchcliff, a private summer resort. Since then, Grand Isle State Park has been revamped, and it currently boasts a land size of 226 acres. The park is located near several cities, including Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont. This means that you'll have access to plenty of activities and amenities in the surrounding area.

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Weather
Spring 62-81 F
Summer 42-57 F
Fall 19-33 F
Winter 34-53 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Grand Isle State Park

When you travel via a recreational vehicle, you can take your road trip to the next level. The scenic region of northwestern Vermont will be even more enjoyable if you have a hotel on wheels. There's no need to worry about investing in your own RV since you can easily rent one from RVshare.

Grand Isle State Park Campground

If you are looking for a premium RV site, Grand Isle State Park campground is unparalleled. The paved spots provide parking for two vehicles, and you'll have access to modern-day amenities during your stay. The campground is open throughout the year, and you will have to make reservations in advance to ensure that you get a spot. Rates start at $33/night but vary from season to season.

  • Electricity hookup: Yes, 20/30/50 amp
  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Maximum number of people: 6
  • Other features: Restrooms, showers, sand volleyball, horseshoe pit, beach access

Serenity Meadows RV Park and Campground

Serenity Meadows is a beautiful RV campground near Grand Isle State Park. If you want to enjoy fireflies at night and the tranquility of suburban meadows, this is the campground for you. You and your family can take in the calming sounds of the nearby babbling brook as you get away from busy city life. During your stay, you can also enjoy a walk in the on-site garden or take part in hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, and skiing. It will cost you $40/night to stay in this campground.

  • Electricity hookup: Yes
  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Maximum number of guests: 8
  • Other features: Kitchen, Shower, toilet

Champlain Adult Campground

Champlain Adult Campground is an excellent option for older travelers looking to enjoy natural orchards and outdoor activities. The campground offers water access and a boat ramp for those looking to do some fishing or relaxing on the water. Site amenities include picnic tables and fire rings, and there are pull-through and big-rig-friendly spots available.

  • Electricity hookup: Yes, 20/30/50 amp
  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Maximum number of guests: 8
  • Other features: Laundry room, dump station, showers, cabins

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What to Do at
Grand Isle State Park

Inside Grand Isle State Park

If you are looking to enjoy some quality time with your family, or just trying to re-connect with your adventurous side, Grand Isle State Park is perfect with its wide array of outdoor activities for visitors. This recreation area features the second-largest campground in the state, and there is an easy nature trail in the park that is ideal for hiking with your family. The park offers 4,150 feet of Lake Champlain shoreline for shore fishing. If you want, you can also go hiking, swimming, and boating, or you can play volleyball with your loved ones.

Outside Grand Isle State Park

If you want a break from exploring the park, there are plenty of amazing things that you can do in the surrounding area. Whether you want to shop, grab a bite to eat, or go sightseeing, you won't be disappointed with your options. The eastern shore area of Lake Champlain is home to several charming towns.

Restaurants

The Skinny Pancake

Are you missing the taste of your favorite burger, sandwich, or fast-food side? Well, no need to fret because The Skinny Pancake will offer you everything from burgers to fried fish to club sandwiches. Moreover, the items are reasonably priced, and you can easily enjoy the food here with your family.

Type: American

Location: 454 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Blackbird Bistro

Blackbird Bistro is an ideal place for visitors looking to enjoy a cold beer and a hot meal. You can relax after a long day of sightseeing and enjoy the best of local cuisine, hand-cut fries, salads, and other options. This is a bar-restaurant that offers tableside meals and takeout options. Blackbird Bistro is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Type: American-style Bistro

Location: 1037 S Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826

Blue Bike Café

Blue Bike Café is yet another great restaurant near Grand State Isle Park that offers something unique to visitors. You can enjoy amazing breakfast and lunch options at this restaurant. Moreover, you can come for live music and Friday taco nights. You can also freshen up with handmade and freshly brewed coffee. The customer reviews speak volumes about the fine services offered by this restaurant.

Type: Diner

Location: 91 N Main St, Montgomery Center, VT 05471

242 Texas BBQ Company

242 Texas BBQ Company is another excellent option if you are in the mood for barbecue and comfort food. After a long day of sightseeing, you can unwind and relax with amazing barbecue options, steaks, and other hearty favorites. Excellent dine-in service, cold beer, and fresh beverages are among the few perks of this restaurant.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 357-127, VT-242, Montgomery Center, VT 05471

Shopping

Hero's Welcome

Hero's Welcome is an excellent general store near Grand State Isle Park. If you want to go shopping and enjoy amazing customer service, this is the spot for you. You can buy anything from coffee machines to shoelaces.

Location: 3537 U.S.-2, North Hero, VT 05474

The Island's Supermarket

Are you missing the supermarket back home? Well, The Islands Supermarket will take care of that and offer a unique super-mart experience in a remote area. You can purchase groceries, electronics, and food items here. Emmons Bait & Tackle is also on-site for all your angling needs.

Location: 193 U.S.-2, Grand Isle, VT 05458

Kohl's Berlin

Kohl’s is a great choice if you're looking for a wide selection of brand-name clothing, accessories, and homewares. In addition to buying well-known brands, you can also go for a local vibe with state park themed shirts for the entire family.

Location: 123 Berlin Mall Rd, Berlin, VT 05602

Sightseeing

Grand Isle Town Beach

Grand Isle Town Beach is perfect for taking a swim in the beautiful water or taking a long walk on a gorgeous beach. You can rent a cabin here, let the kids play in the sand, and enjoy some quiet time near the shore.

Location: E Shore N, Grand Isle, VT 05458

Knight Point State Park

Knight Point State Park is a day-use state park off U.S. Route 2 on North Hero Island in North Hero, Vermont. This park is under the care and governance of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. You can enjoy food trucks, live music, and other festivals in this park while taking in scenic views of Grand Isle.

Location: 44 Knight Point Rd, North Hero, VT 05474

Point Au Roche State Park

On the northwestern shores of Lake Champlain near Plattsburg, NY, you can visit Point Au Roche State Park. Enjoy a mix of open and forested areas, and don't forget to visit the park Nature Center for regular programming.

Location: 19 Camp Red Cloud Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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How to Get to
Grand Isle State Park

There are two different ways to get to this park. If you are traveling from the south, you can take I-89 to exit 17 and continue west on U.S. Route 2. You will see a flashing light at the junction of U.S. Route 2 and VT Route 314. You will find the park on the right side two miles past this light.

If you are coming from the north side, you can take U.S. Route 2 through the Champlain Islands and make your way to the towns of Alburgh, North Hero, and Grand Isle. The park will be roughly 2.5 miles on the left after the flashing light near the Grand Isle Elementary School.

Entering Grand Isle State Park

Like most state parks, Grand Isle State Park charges a fee for camping and day-use activities. The office hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and campers are encouraged to arrive during these hours.

Day-use fee for adults (14+) : $4

Day-use fee for kids (4-13) : $2

If you visit Grand Isle State Park, take amazing pictures and tag us on social media. You can also share your memories with us via email at [email protected] Whether you're enjoying activities inside or outside the park, remember to send us your memories, and we may feature them on our next blog post. You can rent a great RV at RVshare and make the trip even more enjoyable for the entire family.