Welcome to North Hero State Park. The campground at North Hero was closed for the 2009 season, but has re-opened for the 2010 season. If you have camped at North Hero in previous years, you will find a very different camping experience today. Take a look at the North Hero State Park Interactive Park Map & Guide to see the new park layout. Two sections of the former campground remain closed, and the number of campsites in the open section has been reduced to 20. Six of these sites are walk-in sites. The restroom and shower facilities are not available, although there are chemical toilets in the campground and there is potable water. We refer to this as a remote camping area because of the reduced services, facilities and staff on hand at the park. The ranger station is open on a reduced-hours schedule, although there is resident staff in the park around the clock. The fee schedule is different, too, as camping fees are the same as group camping rates, at $5/per person/per night rather than per campsite. Camp sites may not be reserved in advanced, but are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers self-register upon arrival at the park, while the resident staff checks periodically to assure that everyone has registered. Land for this 399-acre park was purchased in 1963. Nearly one-third of the land area lies below 100 feet in elevation. Lake Champlain fluctuates from about 95 to 101 feet above sea level, subjecting much of the park to seasonal inundation. The forest type in the floodplain area is uncommon in Vermont, found only around Lake Champlain. North Hero lakeside floodplain forest is noted for its size, relatively undisturbed condition, and the valuable wildlife habitat it provides. Habitat improvement at North Hero has paid off. White-tailed deer are common. A variety of migratory waterfowl - mallards, blacks, wood ducks and more - nest in the wooded wetlands. Ruffed grouse and American woodcock find favorable conditions. Even fish - chain pickerel and northern pike - spawn and feed in the flooded areas. Map turtles, as well as other turtle species, nest along the beach. A section of the beach is roped off during nesting season so as to not disturb the turtles.