If you're looking for untamed wilderness from your Vermont campground, you'll have no trouble finding it. Nearly the entire state feels set off by itself, alone in the woods.
For all this wilderness, there are relatively few campgrounds. Two to be exact, both on the western side of the state and only a few miles from each other. For alternative accommodations, consider some Vermont Motels.
Hapgood Pond Campground is the oldest property acquired for the Green Mountain National Forest. The camp is located in a forested setting, with day-use areas and overnight campsites available. Swimming is also available if you're not afraid of the cold and you're a strong enough swimmer that you don't mind that there's no lifeguard on duty.
Campsite barbecues and a nature trail also add to the fun you can have at Hapgood Pond, but because of the weather in Vermont, Hapgood Pond campground is only open during the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
For the RV campers, Winhall Brook campground provides an idyllic spot to rest and recover over a long weekend or vacation. At the foot of the aforementioned Green Mountains, the campground provides a green space to relax as well as access to a playground, bike trails and swimming.
There are a number of electrical hook ups and water, although they are somewhat limited, so reserve your spot online ahead of time to be sure that you get a spot at Winhall Brook no matter how crowded the rest of the campground is.
While staying at either of these campgrounds, you might explore the possibility of a day trip out to hike a section of the historic Appalachian Trail. Constructed in 1921, there is perhaps no more famous trail in America than the Appalachian, which runs the entire span of the country.
Vermont has National Parks and State Parks beyond the Appalachian trail that you might be interested in exploring during your camping trip. Find out more about them here: