Alburgh Dunes: A 625 acre park on the shore of Lake Champlain with sand dunes and one of the lake’s longest beaches. The largest black spruce bog in Grand Isle County is located in the wetland behind the beach.

Allis: Vermont’s second state park was established in 1928 on Bear Mountain Farm, donated by Wallace Allis to be used as a campground and recreational area. From Bear Hill’s fire tower, there are tremendous views of the surrounding area on clear days.

Bomoseen: A 3,576 acre park on the western shore of Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely within Vermont’s borders, in the Aconic Mountains. The park contains several quarries from this slate-producing region

Branbury: A 69 acre park at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, boating and hiking.

Brighton: This Island Pond park contains remote mountains, streams and clear lakes, including the 102 acre Spectacle Pond.

Burton Island: A 253 acre park off the tip of St. Albans Point in Lake Champlain’s Island Sea. It is only accessible via boat or the passenger ferry from Kamp Kill Kare State Park.

Button Bay: A 253 acre park in Ferrisburgh on the shore of Lake Champlain. The park has a nature center, campground and day-use area.

Camel’s Hump: Vermont’s third highest mountain and highest undeveloped peak is perhaps the state’s most recognizable because it is featured on the state quarter. Hiking trails are popular there in winter, summer and fall.

Camp Plymouth: A 295 acre park on 96 acre Echo Lake in Ludlow.

Coolidge: The park is named after President Calvin Coolidge, born and raised in Plymouth Vermont. The park is the primary recreation area within Calvin Coolidge State Forest, Vermont’s largest state forest.

Crystal Lake: A day use park with a mile of sandy beach for swimming along the shore of 763 acre Crystal Lake, a glacial lake known to be more than 100 feet deep in places.

D.A.R.: A 95 acre park in Addison on the shore of Lake Champlain. It was donated to the state by the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1949.

Elmore: A more than 700 acre park with 45 site campground and beach in Lake Elmore, which calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont”.

Emerald Lake: A 430 acre park located between Manchester and Rutland which surrounds 20 acre Emerald Lake, known for its emerald green waters (when viewed from above).

Fort Dummer: A 217 acre park overlooking the former site of a British fort built in 1724 and the first permanent white settlement in Vermont. The former site of Fort Drummer was flooded in 1908 when the Vernon Dam was built on the Connecticut River.

Gifford Woods: A popular park for hiking at the base of Pico Peak in Killington that contains a portion of the Appalachian Trail.

Grand Isle: A park with large waterfront campground and boat rental on South Hero Island, the largest in Lake Champlain.

Green River Reservoir: A unique state park on the shore of 653 acre Green River Reservoir offering the opportunity for remote camping and paddling.

Groton State Forest: There are seven Vermont state parks within the approximately 26,000 acres within this state forest. They are Big Deer, Boulder Beach, Kettle Pond, New Discovery, Ricker Pond, Seyon Lodge and Stillwater. Big Deer is a campground located near Groton Nature Center. Boulder Beach is on the western shore of Lake Groton. Kettle Pond is near Marshfield and includes the 109 acre undeveloped pond. New Discovery is in the northwest portion of Groton State Forest and includes Owl’s Head Mountain and 48 acre Osmore Pond. Ricker Pond provides access to the 95 acre lake in central Groton between Memorial Day weekend and Columbus Day weekend. Seyon Lodge is located on the 39 acre Noyes Pond. Stillwater is 57 acres on the west side of Lake Groton.

Half Moon Pond: A wooded campground located within 3,500 acre Bomoseen State Park that surrounds Half Moon Pond.

Jamaica: A 772 acre park in Jamaica, VT on the shore of West River. Previously, the West River Railroad ran through the area and there were a few small farms and a sawmill. Now, it is a popular place for fishing and whitewater paddling during scheduled water releases from the Ball Mountain Dam.

Kamp Kill Kare: A day-use park on St. Albans Point on Lake Champlain in northwest Vermont. It is surrounded on three sides by Lake Champlain and is near the three parks in the Inland Sea.

Kingsland Bay: A 264 acre state park on the shores of Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh. There is a historic banquet hall, boat rentals, and swimming beach.

Knight Island: A 185 acre island park in Lake Champlain’s Inland Sea located 2 miles east of North Hero village and 5.5 miles northwest of Burton Island / Kamp Kill Kare State Park. There is no passenger ferry to Knight Island or dock for boats. Water Taxi service is available.

Knight Point: A 54 acre day use park with a historic home used for cultural and recreational programming on North Hero Island.

Lake Carmi: A day-use park with two miles of shoreline on Vermont’s fourth largest natural lake entirely within the state. It is located near Enosburg Falls.

Lake Shaftsbury: A popular 84 acre park surrounding 26 acre Lake Shaftsbury in southwestern Vermont.

Lake St. Catherine: A 117 acre park in Poultney on Lake Saint Catherine’s southern end. Popular activities include fishing, hiking, camping, cycling, boating and scenic driving on the Stone Valley Byway.

Little River: One of the most popular parks in central Vermont, this park provides access to Waterbury Reservoir and has central Vermont’s largest and most popular campground.

Lowell Lake: A day use park on the southern end of 102 acre Lowell Lake. It contains a 3.5 mile long trail that circles the lake which is popular for hiking and trail running. It is also popular for canoeing.

Maidstone: A park in northeast Vermont that provides access to Maidstone Lake and is considered one of Vermont’s most remote state parks. Maidstone Lake was a deep basin carved out by glacial ice in a preexisting valley.

Molly’s Falls Pond: This 1000+ acre park provides access to Marshfield Reservoir, a popular recreation area in Central Vermont near Barre.

Molly Stark: A 148 acre park in Wilmington, VT along the Molly Stark Trail Scenic Byway. It offers several hiking trails to an observation tower on Mt. Olga which provides scenic views of Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Mt. Ascutney: A popular park for hiking in southeastern Vermont. It flanks the 3,144 foot Mt. Ascutney to the north, south and east. There are four trails that start at the base and climb to the summit where there is a lookout tower.

Mt. Philo: A 237 acre park protecting the area around Mount Philo providing views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. It became Vermont’s first state park in 1924.

Muckross: A newly established, undeveloped 204 acre park donated from the late State Senator Edgar May’s estate. There is a small network of roads and foot trails, an 80 foot waterfall, and a small pond.

Niquette Bay: A 584 acre park along Malletts Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. It is a day-use area popular for hiking and swimming.

North Hero: A 399 acre day use park on Lake Champlain. It contains an undisturbed lakeside floodplain forest noted for its size and relatively uncommon in Vermont. It is a stop on the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail.

Quechee: Hundreds of thousands of visitors every year look down upon the Ottauguechee River in Vermont’s deepest gorge. The gorge was formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago.

Sand Bar: A 15 acre park in Milton on the shore of Lake Champlain that is a popular swimming spot due to its long, shallow beach.

Silver Lake: A 35 acre park near Barnard and Woodstock located on the northern shore of 84 acre Silver Lake. Popular activities include camping, swimming and picnics.

Smugglers’ Notch: A famous narrow pass through the Green Mountains near Mount Mansfield that is lined with 1,000 foot cliffs. It provides excellent access to many premier hiking opportunities in Vermont.

Stone Hut: A warming hut built in 1935 for the Civilian Conservation Corpos is now a public overnight lodging facility in the winter operated by Stowe Mountain Resort and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

Taconic Mountains Ramble: A park with hiking trails, wildflowers and a Japanese garden bequeathed by filmmaker Carson “Kit” Davidson. The 420 acre Davidson property was originally purchased in 1966 for $69 an acre.

Thetford Hill: A 262 acre state park known for its 5 kilometer Woods Hill Trail, popular for cross-country running in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Townshend: A 41 acre state park within Townshend State Forest on a bend of the West River at the foot of Bald Mountain. It is a popular rustic campground for those day hiking to the top of Bald Mountain.

Underhill: A state park within Mt. Mansfield State Forest including the west slope of the state’s highest peak and the headwaters of the Browns River.

Waterbury Center: A 90 acre day use park on the southeast shore of the 850 acre Waterbury Reservoir within Mount Mansfield State Forest. Waterbury is the ninth largest body of water in Vermont.

Wilgus: This is the only developed state park in Vermont on the shores of the Connecticut River. It is popular for paddlers on river trips. It is named for Colonel William Wilgus, a famous civil engineer who, along with his wife, donated the land in 1933.

Woodford: A 398 acre park located on a mountain plateau surrounding Adams Reservoir. It has the highest state park campground in Vermont, at an elevation of 2400 feet.

Woods Island: A 125 acre island park in Lake Champlain’s Island Sea. Woods Island measures one mile long and a quarter-mile wide. The island, which doesn’t have a dock or passenger ferry, is accessed by private boat or water taxi.

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