Smugglers Notch Mountains Brewster River Campground

NEW Winter Cabin - Book now for ski season!

Campground open until Dec.
Online booking only. No walk-ins.




It is impossible to capture on a computer screen the beauty and calm atmosphere of our campground’s riverside setting tucked away in the mountains. The waterfall and swimming hole, the group campfire site in the open field, and peaceful flow of the river all have to be experienced in person.

Stretched along the scenic Brewster River, our campground offers a delightful place to relax and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the tranquil sight and sound of the river with its 20′ waterfall. Experience a truly dark night that will amaze you with the number of stars visible when there is no pollution from city lights. Evenings in mid-summer, the fireflies fill the meadow with twinkling lights. Many campers report the best nights sleep in years while staying here.

Brewster River Campground Vermont Waterfalls Nature and Camping
Yoga outdoors in nature on the river Vermont
Swim and fish in the river
Swimming in the river Vermont


We have 15+ riverside tent sites, plus 2 cabins and 1 lean-to. These can accommodate around 100 campers across our 20 acres. Each campsite includes private access to the river, a picnic table, a firepit and parking. On the property there’s a communal lawn area with a central firepit ideal for hanging out, activities, acoustic jams, stargazing, and events. There’s swimming in the river, a waterfall to enjoy a soak in, hiking trails, nearby kayaking/tubing, and a 2 minute drive to Smugglers Notch. Note: We’d like to preserve a wonderful nature experience for everyone so we do not allow big RVs. Only camper vans and popups (There are no RV hookups).

Opportunities also abound in the area for outdoor pursuits. The Long Trail can be accessed at several places close to the campground, including hikes to the top of nearby Mt. Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont. Horseback riding, fishing, bicycling, and canoe/kayak outings on the Lamoille River are all available locally.

Camping by the river in Vermont


The bathhouse was just renovated this year (2022) so it’s very clean and comfortable. It includes a bathroom for each Mens and Womens, hot showers, soaps and shampoo, outside sink for washing dishes, speedy wifi, and outlets for charging your electronics.

Bathhouse at Brewster River Campgroiund
Beautiful and clean bathrooms
Bathroom Sinks and mirrors at campground
Campground bathroom sinks


Fiona, Matt & Waffles
These three proudly call Vermont their home. It was Matt’s dream to own and operate a campground. He set his sights on Brewster River Campground over two years ago after a night’s stay during a bikepacking trip with Fiona. Over those years, Matt and Liam, the previous BRC owner and founder, started a friendship over apple pie and some cold Long Trails. As of May, that dream became a reality. Much of the charm that makes BRC unique remain but Matt and Fiona have been working hard at adding their own touch to it. You can see for yourselves now that we have finally re-opened! Waffles may be there to greet you with a massive smile and wagging tail.

Ty Trombley
How to describe Ty? Construction entrepreneur. Trout connoisseur. Glam metal enthusiast and singer. Creative thinker. DIY master and real-life MacGyver. Loving father. With a passion for nature, outdoors, and building cool things that make people’s lives better, Ty has a thirst to squeeze every drop out of every moment for a life full of meaning and enthusiasm!


Reservations need to be made online only. Any questions or for large group/event inquiries, email Matt at or 802-391-0564.


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