Camel's Hump State Forest
Map showing the location of Camel's Hump State Forest
Map showing the location of Camel's Hump State Forest
Geography
Location Chittenden, Addison, and Washington Counties, Vermont, United States
Coordinates 44°11′52″N 72°56′57″W / 44.1977°N 72.9492°W / 44.1977; -72.9492Coordinates: 44°11′52″N 72°56′57″W / 44.1977°N 72.9492°W / 44.1977; -72.9492
Area 2,323 acres (9.40 km2)
Status State forest
Established 1986
Governing body Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Website fpr.vermont.gov/camels-hump-state-forest
Lesser flora Eastern Jacob's ladder (Polemonium vanbruntiae)

Camel's Hump State Forest (alternatively Camels Hump State Forest) covers a total of 2,323 acres (9.40 km2) in two blocks in the U.S. state of Vermont. Stevens Block comprises 1,680 acres (6.8 km2) in Buels Gore, Fayston, and Starksboro in Chittenden, Washington, and Addison counties, respectively. Howe Block covers 643 acres (2.60 km2) in Waitsfield and Fayston, both in Washington county. The forest is managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

Description[edit]

The Stevens Block of Camel's Hump State Forest is managed for wildlife habitat and timber resources. The Long Trail skirts the eastern edge of this block of the forest. Parking is available at Appalachian Gap on Vermont Route 17.

The Howe Block of Camel's Hump State Forest is a popular mountain biking destination. There are numerous trails in the area including Busternut Trail, Clinic Trail, Cyclone Trail, and Enchanted Forest Trail. Parking is available at either end of Tucker Hill Road in Fayston.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfieri et al. 2017, p. 31.
  2. ^ "Camel's Hump State Forest". Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ Alfieri et al. 2017.
  4. ^ Vermont Mad River Valley Trail Map (Topographic map) (3rd ed.). 1:50,000. Map Adventures. 2012. ISBN 1-890060-18-6.
  5. ^ "Camel's Hump State Forest: Howe Block Mountain Bike Trails". Trail Finder. Retrieved 5 February 2017.