The Vermont Association of Private Campground Owners and Operators (VAPCOO) was organized in November 1964 by 12 campgrounds to promote the use and enjoyment of private campgrounds, as well as, to encourage a high standard of service to the public. The association continued to grow, working to promote Vermont as a destination vacation spot through the production of the annual Campground Guide and attendance at Camping and RV Shows.
In 1990 the association invited the State Parks to become a member, combining promotion efforts. In 1997 the association became the Vermont Campground Association (VCA). This joint effort of promoting camping in Vermont continues today, with both private and State campgrounds working with the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing to bring tourists to Vermont to enjoy our truly unique landscape and way of life.
Vermont has 64 member campgrounds and 40 State Parks each offering its own unique outdoor setting, yet they all share an appreciation for Vermont’s recreational, historical, and cultural attributes and a common spirit of welcoming hospitality.
The main goal of the Vermont Campground Association is to help campers enjoy their stay in Vermont. With more than 100 VCA member campgrounds, we offer a wide variety of facilities and experiences for camping in the Green Mountain State.
Note: the State Parks, in keeping with their rustic atmosphere, do not have RV hook-ups at their campsites. However, dumping stations are available and RV's are welcome. Choose the mountains or valleys, quiet or active family campgrounds near lakes, rivers or streams. Call or email for our guide today, or, view it online!
Member Since: 2002