Lake Elmore SP

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  1. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn New Member

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    This is a fairly small CG without hookups in a beautiful rural community. Rolling hills, farms, quaint shops, etc. The CG has two loops, upper and lower. The lower loop has updated bathrooms and more available lean-to sites. (Upper loop is more exposed in general with much older, smaller bathrooms) Nice, large, clean bathrooms, friendly staff, nice neat sites, and a nice small lake with swimming, boat rentals, and a snack bar. We love that quiet hours are actually enforced. Overall a clean, pleasant, good place to camp.

    It is important to check the CG map and note the proximity of the road - it is quite noisy (by VT standards) 24 hours a day, with trucks downshifting on the hill at night. If you choose a lean-to site on the lower loop, you will actually see the the road from your lean-to on some sites. Most (if not all) VT SPs have coin-op showers.

    There is a town of reasonable size about 10 minutes away (Morrisville), also a small store with basics within walking distance. It is also near Stowe, and is an easy (very scenic) drive to many other attractions.
     
  2. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    I've never heard the term "lean-to" applied to a campsite. What does it mean?
     
  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn New Member

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    Sorry that I did not see your question sooner! Most SPs in VT have lean-to sites someplace in the park. It is a rustic (usually log) structure, maybe 12 X 14 (?) that is open on one side, often facing a fire pit. Kind of like a three-sided cabin. You can use it as a sleeping area, a place to keep your extra gear and outdoor kitchen stuff, or just a place to hang around on a rainy day. If you go to the Elmore SP website you can see a photo of every site, including lean-to sites (try "Pine" or "Maple") We like to have one if we are staying for a week or if there is a lot of rain in the forecast, especially if we are bringing children with us. They are also very popular with tenters.
     

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