Half Moon Pond State Park RV & Campground Guide


Stretched along the banks of a picturesque pond deep in the forests of central Vermont, Half Moon Pond State Park is a postcard-perfect escape from modern life. Canoes glide across the water, families swim from the sandy beaches, and hikers explore the trails that wind through the dense stands of trees. In the fall, the changing leaves transform the forest into a brilliantly colored wonderland. This is a park within a park; it's located inside the enormous Bomoseen State Park in Fair Haven. The small town of Middlebury is 25 miles north, and Burlington is 35 miles beyond that.

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Spring 20-55 F
Summer 45-80 F
Fall 30-70 F
Winter 10-30 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Half Moon Pond State Park

An RV is the most comfortable way to camp at Half Moon Pond State Park, particularly if you're visiting in the fall. If you don't have an RV of your own, getting a rental is the perfect alternative. Choose the model that fits your crew and your specific preferences, and enjoy your trip no matter what the weather brings.

Half Moon Pond State Park Campground

Choose from forest and waterfront campsites at the family-friendly Half Moon Pond State Park Campground. With 52 sites, this spot rarely feels crowded or busy. There are no hookups in the park, but you will find bathrooms, showers, drinking water, and a dump station. For the best water views, look for sites on the northeastern side of the lake. Families love the area on the opposite shore for its proximity to the playground. Rates vary, but you can expect to pay about $21 per night.

Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday

Sleep near the shores of the largest lake in Vermont at the Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday campground. Here, you'll find enormous sites with plenty of space for big rigs or RVs with slide-outs. The KOA also offers a swimming pool, waterslide, mini-golf course, and rec hall. If you're bringing kids, check out the schedule of family-friendly events throughout the season. RV sites offer full hookups, Wi-Fi service, and cable TV. For added convenience, you can buy firewood and propane in the park. Rates vary by season, motorhome size, and the type of site.

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What to Do at
Half Moon Pond State Park

Inside Half Moon Pond State Park

When the sun is out, you'll want to head straight for the waters of Half Moon Pond, which is really more of a lake. Since motorized boats are prohibited, you can paddleboard, kayak, or canoe in peace. Get a rental boat at the park office or bring your own. If you're not in the mood for paddling or fishing, the pond's two sandy beaches are perfect for swimming. When the leaves change, head out on the park's fantastic hiking trails to explore the dense forest.

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How to Get to
Half Moon Pond State Park

You can reach Half Moon Pond State Park on VT-30 or VT-22A; the park is sandwiched between these two roads. You'll take Hortonia Road north of Hubbardton to Black Pond Road. If you're coming from the south and you're up for a scenic, if slow, drive, you can take Black Pond North from West Castleton.

Entering Half Moon Pond State Park

Half Moon Pond State Park is open from the end of June to the middle of October. After that, the winter snows make the roads too difficult to access.

Half Moon Pond State Park Per adult : $4.0

Half Moon Pond State Park Per child : $2.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Half Moon Pond State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Half Moon Pond State Park?

Half Moon Pond State Park is a seasonal park open from late May to early October. The park surrounds Half Moon Pond. Some popular activities include night hikes, water activities, sunbathing, and amphibian explorations.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Half Moon Pond State Park?

Wildlife commonly seen in the park includes white-tailed deer, black bear, beaver, otter, turkey, woodchuck, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, skunk, porcupine, bald eagles, and an occasional moose. Reptiles and amphibians include American toads, spring peppers, wood frogs, and yellow-spotted salamanders.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Half Moon Pond State Park?

Half Pond State Park has 52 RV/tent sites in a peaceful environment. Campsite amenities include restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water, and coin-operated showers. A dump station is on-site, and ice and firewood are available.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Half Moon Pond State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 11 months in advance. Campers can make reservations online through the reservation center or by calling the park directly. The reservation fee is $8.

Are pets allowed at Half Moon Pond State Park?

Half Moon Pond State Park welcomes pets into their campground and on the trails unless otherwise designated. They must be on a leash under 10 feet long and should be current on their rabies vaccination.