• Camp sites open Friday around state
    May 21,2013
     

    By Josh O'Gorman
    Staff Writer

    Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, camp sites in the Green Mountain National Forest will open Friday.
    During the past few weeks U.S. Forest Service employees and partners have been working to prepare the sites and other camping facilities.

    While campers may find some wet spots, forest roads and trails are in very good shape. Officials encourage visitors to consider bringing head nets or an effective insect repellant to combat the ever growing black fly and mosquito populations.

    In Vermont, The U.S Forest Service offers 100,000 acres of wilderness, two national recreation areas, 900 miles of trails including the Appalachian and Long trails, more than 100 camping sites and nine picnicking areas.

    All camping on the GMNF is on a first come, first serve basis; no reservations are required. There is a maximum stay of 14 days during a 30-day period

    Visitors can camp anywhere on the forest unless the area is posted closed to camping.

    For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/greenmountain/recreation.

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