Shelbourne bay boat ramp | Wild Camping

United States


Last Visited: 2 days ago
GPS: 44.40001, -73.23498
Altitude: 1.2 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Great spot overlooking a heavily sailed/kayaked, etc. Has 3 porta potties (pretty clean) and 4 bars of service for at&t. Stayed one night quiet, dark enough to see the stars and quiet until 9am.


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Nice place for the evening. got there about 4ish.
enjoyed the views of the bay. two other bands showed up for the evening. we had no problems what do ever. I wouldn't attempt a tow behind here or larger rig. height restriction of 11ft coming in.

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Enjoyed this lovely spot by the water. Backed up nicely in the corner and was able to watch a beautiful sunset over the water. A few other vehicles were parked overnight, felt super safe.
There were portapotties there, but some of the rankest I’ve seen.

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Great peaceful place! Sleeping near lake with the sound of frogs!

Superbe place tranquille près du boisé et du lac. S’endormir au son des grenouilles ajoute au charme des lieux.

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Nice and quiet place to stay for the night ... the state park in Vermont open in may ! Trail by the lake.

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Nice quiet spot next to the lake. Plenty of parking available and feels very safe at night. There are three port-a-potties on site and those seemed fairly clean as well. I have AT&T and had good service.

Over all, highly recommended as a place to stay!

Oh, and there are nice trails surrounding it for hikes/runs!

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Great for one night. We had a couple neighbours but fairly quiet overall. A few cars pulled in in the morning to walk their dog/hike nearby.

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Really beautiful and peaceful spot! Large gravel lot with plenty of parking. Right on the water and a beautiful sunset. Porta potties available. Spent a quiet night here with two other vans.

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Great spot. Some road noise during the day, very little at night. Followed the tip from the other review about taking Harbor instead of Bay to avoid the low clearance bridge, much appreciated. I would add that when you go that way you do eventually turn on Bay from Harbor, and it still shows signs for 11’ clearance, but you turn into the parking lot at the boat ramp before you get to it, so it’s not an issue from this direction.

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a nice good size gravel lot. Busy, but tapering off now at 730pm on Sunday. Plenty of Mosquitos. So if your feeling weighed down by all that blood they can help lighten your load. PNW Mosquitos leave me alone. But the NE ones really love me. I hate them all equally.

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The view is really pretty! It was surprisingly busy even on a Wednesday evening but during the night time is was peaceful. We had service which was nice for a change. Only like 20 minutes from Burlington. Would definitely go back if we were in the area!

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Shelburne Bay boat ramp, about 15 minutes south of Burlington, VT. Not much free, open land to boondock around here, but there are lots of boat ramps. This one was not listed on any apps or websites, except iOverlander....which is one of my go to apps when I need a sneaky spot. The Lone review was just posted a couple weeks such now that the day use folks and boaters left, I have the whole place to myself, as it seems not many know about it. I pretty much right on the water and have a great view of Shelbourne Bay and the boat lights still cruising around. Very big wide open and level lot. Internet/data very fast. Vzw is 30 mbps down/3 up, ATT is 39 mbps down/3 up. 17 OTA TV stations come in. one last thing....if coming in from the North, GPS will tell you to turn down Bay Rd.....thats going to be a no go for most....there is a low bridge with only 11' clearance. Keep going about 2 more miles and take Harbor Road'll have no issues.

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great spot overlooking a heavily sailed/kayaked, etc. has 3 portapotties (pretty clean) and 4 bars of service for at&t. stayed one night quiet, dark enough to see the stars and quiet until 9am.

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