It’s never too early to plan your next fishing outing. Thanks to Joe Laing of El Monte RV Rentals for providing us with this post.
Vermont’s pristine rivers are prime fishing territory for RV camping fans ready to spend time in a boat or on the bank. From the mighty Connecticut River to Lake Champlain, there’s a place to find your fishing bliss in Vermont. Follow along as we describe the joys of an RV fishing vacation in Vermont.
If you’re hoping for easy access to the water, you’re in luck! The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department maintains dozens of access points that make reaching this state’s great fishing holes easy. Their helpful access point map lets you plan which regions of Vermont you’d like to fish, the first step to an exciting Vermont RV camping and fishing trip.
For example, the mighty Connecticut River runs the border between Vermont and New Hampshire, and sites like Haverhill Bridge at Newbury provide a concrete boat ramp to help you launch quickly. You’re likely to find brown trout, rainbow trout, walleye and bullhead near the Haverhill Bridge area of the Connecticut.
Two more popular places to fish the Connecticut River are below the dam at Bellows Falls, VT for walleye and at Vernon Dam for brook trout. You’ll also find this area a wealth of small reservoirs just made for a day of fishing. If you’re planning to fish Southern Vermont, also plan to stay at Hidden Acres Campground, a Woodalls-approved camping resort near Dummerston.
But if a quiet country pond is where you find your bliss, try the fishing at Bald Hill Pond at Westmore or at nearby Newark Pond. While you’re in the area, definitely plan to spend time at Lake Willoughby, a beautiful glacier lake where landlocked Atlantic salmon are waiting to put you to the test. By the way, White Caps Campground on the shores of Lake Willoughby is the perfect home base for your Vermont Northern Kingdom RV trip.
But let’s get back for a moment to Vermont’s famous rivers. Not all rivers running through the state are as well-known as the Connecticut, but the fishing’s fine even in the smallest. One example: the wild brown trout are waiting and the scenery is spectacular on the Battenkill River near East Dorset in Central Vermont. Plan to stay at Dorset RV Park, just twenty minutes down the road.
And we can’t leave our discussion of the joys of Vermont fishing without mentioning the two largest lakes in the state. Lake Champlain straddles the border between Vermont and New York and promises an unforgettable RV fishing vacation. This spectacularly scenic lake is famous for several species of trout and bass, as well as trophy landlocked salmon. Park your RV at 10 Acres Campground on the shores of Lake Champlain and enjoy easy boat access.
And, finally, Lake Memphremagog is split by the Vermont/Quebec border. The cold glacier waters of this farthest northern lake in Vermont is amenable to both fly fishing and bait casting, so RV camping anglers should find plenty of action here. Rock bass and northern pike patrol the waters of this international lake, and the city of Newport, VT operates Prouty Campground on the lake’s southern shore.
Spring is on the way and the fish will soon be biting in Vermont. Hopefully the resources we’ve provided will help you plan your trip. The Green Mountain State can be the gateway to your best RV fishing vacation ever!
About the Author
Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. For other great RV camping vacation ideas see the Monty’s Musings RV Camping Blog or Monty’s RV Vacation Photo / Picture Gallery.