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Old 05-13-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever stayed at Winhall Brook Federal Campground in Jamaica Vt????? Any input would be appreciated.
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Has anyone ever stayed at Winhall Brook Federal Campground in Jamaica Vt????? Any input would be appreciated.
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Winhall Brook is one of my favorites, however, if you're looking for lots of activities right on premesis, this may not be the place for you. Limited number of sites with hookups. I like to dry camp there, right on the river. In off season, very quiet with limited campers. Nice trails along the river for biking or walking. Very peaceful!!
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We camped there Memorial Day weekend last year. Even with all sites filled (many to capacity) it was enjoyable and fairly quiet. Most every site is level. Many, as stated above, are on the shore of the brook. Lots of room for families to spread out. Lots of grass in sites and open areas. Did not see any alcohol related issues. Staff or local PD ride through every hour or two morning to night.

Very clean, orderly with accomidating staff.

The sites with hookups are closer together that the non-hookup sites and are on one grassy loop. Dump station was clean and easy to get to. There is a very narrow one lane bridge with a very tight 90 degree turn to get onto it when entering the side of the campground with the hookups. A tv and trailer of over 30 feet might take some maneuvering to get onto the bridge.
My 8.5 foot wide MH had less that a foot of clearnace on either side, which was interesting.

The local area is very typical Vermont with small towns, lots of backroads (many smooth dirt) to explore. Manchester Vt. with lots of fine shopping and dining is 1/2 hour away and the Vermont Country store is just up the street.

I will go back very soon. Anything but a holiday weekend should be ideal, though the holiday weekend wasn't bad either.

You will like it!

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Small addition to above.

You will need to unhook the toad before crossing the bridge. Watch the tail swing on the motorhome making the 90 degree turn onto the bridge. I had no problem with my Sightseer 30B, but be careful with 39 feet with all that overhang. You will make it, just plan accordingly.


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Old 05-18-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the info. I am thinking that it would be wiser to cancel my res due to the 90 turn. I have been in very tight situations as long as you take your time and don't rush usually things work out. But I do not neesd to look for challenges. An employee at the campground has advised me about the bridge and the turn he seemed to think as long as you take your time it can be done.
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No! No! No! Don't cancel! My warning about the bridge was meant to scare you off.

Don't be scared of the bridge. It is definately doable and worth the effort.


This is a great place! You will enjoy your stay!

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Sorry, what I meant to say is that my warning was NOT meant to scare you off.

You will be able to do it and you will enjoy Winhall Brook!

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