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Gifford Woods State Park, Killington

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Gifford Woods State Park is a state park located at the base of Pico Peak in Killington, Vermont. The wooded park provides camping, picnic, and fishing facilities, and has hiking trails, including a portion of the Appalachian Trail. It preserves an area of old-growth forest that has been designated a National Natural Landmark, and is accessible via an interpretive trail. The park was established in 1931. Part of it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, for facilities developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.
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  • We camped the last weekend that the park was open for the season. It was during Covid times and I was grateful for the care that was taken by the employees and the visitors. The bathrooms were... 
    We camped the last weekend that the park was open for the season. It was during Covid times and I was grateful for the care that was taken by the employees and the visitors. The bathrooms were...  more »
  • Easy access to LT and AT hikes, as well as easy loops and pond strolls. The rangers and staff are wonderful, bathrooms are clean, and showers are hot. This would be a five-star review if not for... 
    Easy access to LT and AT hikes, as well as easy loops and pond strolls. The rangers and staff are wonderful, bathrooms are clean, and showers are hot. This would be a five-star review if not for...  more »
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  • Nice state park & campground right on the confluence of the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail. HIking for all levels around the part and boating (non-motor, i think) in Kent Pond right across road. We didn't know about, but there are Mt Bike trails in the park as well. Seems like they are for all levels. We were warned when we visited (July 2022) that bears visit the park every day and to keep all food and anything scented locked in our car. We were pretty vigilant about it. There might have been bear tracks around our campsite after the first night, but other than that, we did not see any bears.
  • Honestly this place was spectacular!! Super clean and well cared for. The employees were all super friendly and helpful with any questions we had. We even had a little excitement with the bear who was making an appearance. We look forward to returning!

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