Constructed by the the Burling family in the 1970’s, this shelter was intended be the first in a network connected by ski trails. The poperty was later aquired as an addition to the Mount Mansfield State Forest, Burling Camp is located within the Beaver Meadow basin on the Beaver Meadow Trail, close to the Beaver Meadow Lodge.
Maintained by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the building is not an official GMC Shelter, but the GMC rehabilitated it.
The building is open for hikers, skiers and snowshoers on a “first come, first served” basis and contains bunks, a wood stove and a sleeping loft. It’s most endearing quality is that it lies halfway along a two-tiered waterfall, with a simming hole between to the two falls.
Long-Range Management Plan, Mt. Mansfield State Forest, December 2, 2002