Grout Pond

Last Updated: 2/2018

       This pond has been added because it is a good place to camp if you are doing multiple days at Somerset Reservoir.

      If you are considering paddling to the south end of Grout Pond and then portage to Somerset Reservoir, I suggest you first scout it.  The exiting brook is just a trickle most of the year.  The woods are lovely dark and deep but also difficult to travel the 0.3 miles to Somerset.

         There are 6 vehicle accessible campsites, an open day-use area, and a barrier-free vault toilet. There are no showers or hook-ups. Near the parking area there is another barrier-free vault toilet, a hand pump for drinking water, a 200-foot boat portage with an unloading area, and 5 day-use picnic areas with grills. At various locations along the northeastern shore of the pond there are 11 campsites (2 of which have shelters, each sleeping 6) and a day-use picnic site. All campsites are walk-in, however, 7 of these campsites can be reached by boat and site #1 is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Each campsite has a picnic table, a tent platform or pad, and a fire ring. Plenty of hiking opportunities also exist with over 10 miles of trails, marked with blue diamonds.

Day-Use Areas open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Maximum length of stay is 14 days in any 30-day period.
Maximum campers per site are 8 people.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Quiet hours are 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.


Skill Level:    Class 1  Flat water. On windy days Class 2 with waves.
Estimated Time:    1 hour 
Distance for area Basin:
Total Distance: 2.5 miles
USGS Map: Stratton Mountain VT (7.5’x15’)
Launch Address:
214 Grout Pond Rd, Stratton, VT 05360
Position: 43-02.78 N 72-57.06 W
Launch: Car top Launch near beach.​

Physical Features:
  • Area:        83.8   acres
  • Max depth:       33 ft
  • Average depth: ft    
  • Terrain Type:     Wooded Wilderness, Swamp
Fish Population
  • Unrecorded - Unknown

Put In and Take Out: 35.8 miles (about 58 minutes)
  1. From US Route 91 take exit 2 Brattleboro, Vermont
  2. ​Take Route 9 West toward Bennington.
  3. At mile 10.4, turn right onto Augur Hole Road.
  4. At mile 11.0, turn left onto Higley Hill Road.
  5. At mile 17.6, turn right onto Route 100 North.
  6. At mile 28.4, turn left onto Arlington Stratton Road.
  7. At mile 34.6, turn left onto Grout Pond Road.
  8. Follow to the end of the road to mile 35.8 and park in the recreation area parking.
Grout Pond Area Trails
Recreation Area Information
State Map