Wilderness Shelters for Rent at Merck Forest and Farmland Center Rupert Vermont
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A View at Merck Forest
Birch Pond (Photo courtesy Aaron Lamp)


The lean-to shelters have three walls and a roof. Campers sleep on the wooden floor. Each shelter has a nearby outhouse and a fire ring. Shelter capacity is up to 6 people. There is also tenting available at shelter sites. For information on tent camping elsewhere on the property, click here.

Rates for Shelters
$25.00 per night for up to 6 people.
Additional campers, $5.00 per person, per night.

Group Camping
The Glen and Beebe Pond are available for large groups. Please inquire at the Visitor's Center for group reservations or horse camping.

2 night minimum on weekends: Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday

Please see Cabin & Shelter Guidelines for more information.

Stone Lot Shelter and Tent Sites Stone Lot
Stone Lot is a lean-to shelter located in a secluded, wooded valley near a stream. There is one three-sided shelter and space for two 1-3 person tents. Including tents, Stonelot accommodates up to 12 people and is 1 mile from the Visitor's Center.
Glen Shelter and Tent Sites The Glen
The Glen is located in an open meadow south of Birch Pond with three lean-to shelters and a hitching rail for horses. There is space for up to eight 1-3 person tents. Including tents, the Glen can accommodate up to 42 people and is 1.7 miles from the Visitor's Center.
Beebe Pond Shelters and Tent Sites Beebe Pond
Beebe Pond is located in a scenic meadow with mountain views. There are two lean-to shelters and space for up to five 1-3 person tents. Including tents, this site can accommodate up to 27 people. Beebe Pond is 2.4 miles from the Visitor's Center.

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