South Guildhall Campsite

Guildhall, Vermont

Connecticut River

Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Fishing Area
Fishing Area
Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole
Beautiful campsite situated in floodplain forest, with great views of the White Mountains
Has bathroom
Has bathroom
Dogs allowed on leash
Dogs allowed on leash
  • Public access: Yes
  • Activities: camping, swimming, paddling, birding, fishing
South Guildhall Campsite Guildhall, Vermont Connecticut River

South Guildhall Campsite

Sam and Anne Ward have spent much of their lives in the dry southwest, which is why they especially appreciate summers along the cool Connecticut River in northern Vermont. They wanted to make sure others could enjoy their beautiful stretch of the river, too, which is why they worked with Vermont River Conservancy to protect a corner of their land as a paddlers’ campsite.

Using wood donated by Garland Lumber Mill in nearby Lancaster, NH, Vermont River Conservancy volunteers and the Wards built a set of river-bank stairs, a picnic table, paddlers’ register, signs, and a box privy, then floated their work upstream to install it on the site. Thanks to the Ward’s generosity and multiple community members pitching-in, today paddlers can look forward to a clearly marked and clean campsite along the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail.

Conservation Details

  • River: Connecticut River
  • Acreage:
  • River frontage (ft): 2,475

Funding Partners

This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:

Directions

Launch below the old dam in Guildhall. Campsite is about .5 miles downstream of old stone dam abutments, which are reached after paddling about five miles downstream of Guildhall. Campsite is located on right side of the river, in a floodplain forest dominated by silver maples. A timber ladder provides access to the campsite.

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