Description - Camel's Hump State Forest offers over 2,300 acres of land for hiking, primitive camping, hunting and fishing in numerous fast-moving coldwater brooks. The most well-known natural attraction in the area is Camel's Hump which is a National Natural Landmark lush with undisturbed alpine boreal forest. The other natural feature in the Forest is the Appalachian Gap which is Vermont's northernmost mountain gap where both the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail offer superb viewing opportunities.
- Camel's Hump State Forest offers 2,375 acres of forest for camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. Camel's Hump is a very popular hike in this region of the state because of the unique natural feature of the twin mounds along with the fragile arctic plant life. The Forest also features the Appalachian Gap which is a mountain pass that offers superb views of the surrounding forest.
Recreation - Hiking is very popular in this unique area of the state. The Appalachian Gap is the state's northernmost mountain gap offering access to both the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail. Camel's Hump is very popular due to its obvious distinctions and the unique appeal of viewing protected alpine vegetation. Miles of scattered brooks offer wonderful cold-water fishing opportunities. Primitive camping and hunting are enjoyed as well.
Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.
Camel's Hump State Forest is located northeast of Bristol. Take SR 116 north to SR 17 and head east.