Stillwater State Park RV & Campground Guide
Tucked into the tree-covered hills in northeastern Vermont's Groton State Forest, Stillwater State Park is one of the state's classic wilderness escapes. The pure waters of Lake Groton reflect the dense forests that grow right down to the shore, creating a picturesque backdrop for swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking. This park is remote but not isolated—it's part of a broad local recreation area designed to make the state forest more accessible. In fact, your entrance fee gets you into the six other nearby parks. Plan your visit from mid-May to mid-September; during the rest of the year, heavy snow makes the roads impassable. The tiny hamlet of Marshfield is close by, and Montpelier is just 25 miles west.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Stillwater State Park
An RV is the perfect way to experience the wilderness at Stillwater State Park without giving up your favorite creature comforts. If you don't have an RV of your own, an RV rental is a convenient alternative. With RVshare, you can try out a luxury model or find a compact travel trailer to see which fits your style.
Stillwater State Park Campground
With 56 sites that are suitable for RVs, the Stillwater State Park Campground offers a relaxing family experience. All of the campsites are within walking distance of the park's stream and sandy beaches. Although there are no hookups in the park, you'll have access to drinking water, bathrooms, hot showers, and a dump station. Rates start at $21 per night.
Ricker Pond State Park Campground
Located just down the road from Stillwater State Park, Ricker Pond State Park Campground is smaller and quieter. It sits near Ricker Pond and is within walking distance from Lake Groton and the Montpelier-Wells Rail Trail. Book one of 26 sites, each with access to drinking water but no hookups. The campground offers restrooms with flush toilets and showers as well as a dump station for your RV. It's also open longer than Stillwater, which is handy if you want to camp in the fall; sites are available from the end of May through mid-October. Rates start at $19 per night.
Big Deer State Park Campground
Big Deer State Park Campground sits on the northern shore of Lake Groton, about 1 mile from Stillwater State Park. Here, you can choose from 22 different sites. Like the other parks in the area, this campground does not offer hookups. However, drinking water, hot showers, and flush toilets are within walking distance of every site. The season runs from the end of May to the first week of September. Expect to pay $19 per night.
Sugar Ridge Rv Village and Campground
Looking for a campground with full hookups for your RV? Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground is the closest option to Stillwater State Park. It's geared toward families, and it offers perks such as mini-golf, wagon rides, multiple playgrounds, a game room, swimming pools, and more. There's plenty for parents, too—fitness classes, bingo, movie nights, and volleyball games are just the start. If you prefer to chill out at your campsite, you'll love the forest view and Wi-Fi service. Hot showers and a laundromat make it easy to clean up after a weekend of fun. Rates start at $48.50 per night for full-hookup sites.
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What to Do at
Stillwater State Park
Inside Stillwater State Park
When the weather is warm at Stillwater State Park, head straight for the water. The park rents out canoes and kayaks, so you can spend the day fishing or paddling to the other parks along the shore. The large sandy beach has a dedicated swimming area that's popular with families. There is a boat launch in the park, but it's only available if you're staying in the campground. From your site, you can access all of the trails in Groton State Forest; hike 17 miles of trails, or bring your horse or mountain bike to explore the 20-mile network of gravel roads. If you're traveling with kids, join in on family-friendly events such as campfire programs, craft afternoons, night hikes, educational programs, and more.
How to Get to
Stillwater State Park
To get to Stillwater State Park, you'll need to connect to VT-232. If you're coming from Interstate 91, the fastest option is to take Exit 17 to VT-232 north. From Montpelier, take Highway 2 to Marshfield and head south on VT-232 until you reach the park.
Entering Stillwater State Park
Stillwater State Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day between May 15 and September 13.
Stillwater State Park Per adult, age 14+ : $4.0
Stillwater State Park Per child, age 4-13 : $2.0
Stillwater State Park Per child, age 3 and under : $0.0
Although the window for visiting Stillwater State Park is narrow, the stunning scenery and family-friendly campground are well worth the drive. Whether you're bringing your own RV or renting a motorhome through RVshare, the site would love to hear about your experience. Tag RVshare in your vacation posts, or email some photos to [email protected]. Feel free to include any tips for local RV camping.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stillwater State Park
Summers in Vermont usually average around 80 degrees, while winter temperatures usually range between 17 and 36 degrees. Spring and fall days normally reach a comfortable 70 degrees. Vermont sees around 150 rainy days per year.
Stillwater State Park has 59 camping spots that are RV compatible. Camping spots range from 20 to 30 feet long. While there's drinking water and access to showers nearby, there are no hookups at individual camping spots.
While you can just show up, to ensure you get a spot, it’s best to either book online, call Stillwater State Park, or call the reservation center. Camping spots cost $28 per night for non-Vermont residents and $20 for residents.
Your pets can tag along on your camping trip to Stillwater State Park as long as you clean up any messes they may make. The only places your pets aren’t allowed to go are the beach and the swimming area.
The park has one camping spot for visitors with disabilities. Per ADA guidelines, showers and drinking water are located within 150 feet of the campsites. Additionally, the park has accessible boat ramps, showers, a boat dock, and several other sites.
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