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Lake Carmi State Park
460 Marsh Farm Road
Enosburg FallsVT 05450
(802) 933-8383

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With a 1375-acre surface area, Carmi is the fourth largest natural lake entirely within Vermont. It is 7.5 miles around, averaging about 20 feet in depth, and is 33 feet at its deepest point. The lake supports northern pike, walleyes, and other warm water species. In the thousands of years since the last ice age, the southern end of the original lake has silted in, creating wetland forests and the third largest peat bog in Vermont. L...

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Elmore State Park
856 State Route 12
Lake ElmoreVT 05657
(802) 888-2982

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The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a popular, developed recreation facility. Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain i...

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Grand Isle State Park
36 E Shore South
Grand IsleVT
(802) 372-4300

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Located on South Hero Island in Lake Champlain, the Island is known as Grand Isle. Opened in 1959, it is the most-visited campground in the state park system. With 4,150 feet of Lake Champlain shoreline, Grand Isle is popular with many destination campers who spend their entire vacation here. At the same time, the park location on US Route 2 attracts a high number of one-night campers, while proximity to population centers in Burling...

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Green River Reservoir
1393 Green River Dam Rd.
Hyde ParkVT 05655
(802) 888-1349

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Green River Reservoir became a state park in March 1999 when 5110 acres were purchased from the Morrisville Water and Light Department. The park will remain in its wild and undeveloped condition, with low-impact, compatible recreational use allowed on and around the Reservoir.

Park Amenities:

  • 28 remote campsites
  • paddling and boating (no power boats)
  • beach

 

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  • Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend

 

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Shelburne Bay Park
1230 Bay Rd
ShelburneVT 05401

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A 104 acre park located off of Bay Road. One entrance accesses the Bike and Recreation Path open for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The other accesses the boat ramp area managed by the Fish and Wildlife Department. The Recreation Path also connects with the Ti-Haul Trail across Bay Road from the parking lot. The trail is just over a mile long and connects to Harbor Road, just west of the Shelburne Community School.

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Stillwater State Park
44 Stillwater Road
GrotonVT 05046
(802) 584-3822

Ages: 0 and up

Stillwater State Park is part of a network of state parks in the Groton State Forest. Groton State Forest, with over 26,000 acres, is the second largest land block administered by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The forest contains over 17 miles of hiking trails and over 20 miles of gravel roads and multi-use trails suitable for mountain biking and horseback riding.

Park Amenities:

  • 62 tent/trailer sites
  • 17 lean-tos ...
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Auer Family Boathouse
3181 North Avenue
BurlingtonVT
(802) 862-9840

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A quintesential family-owned and operated Vermont landmark since 1928. The brother/sister combo of Christine Hebert and Charlie Auer provide a comfortable, friendly place to visit and rest while on the lake or on the Burlington bike path. Stop in for some refeshments, snacks or ice cream bars for the kids. Bait/tackle are available as well as kayak and rowboat rentals. more»
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Emerald Lake State Park
65 Emerald Lake Lane
East DorsetVT 05253
(802) 362-1655

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Emerald Lake State Park is popular for its wooded hillside campground, beach and swimming area, and nearby attractions and tourist destinations. The park surrounds 20-acre Emerald Lake, named for its emerald green color. Restricted to non-motorized watercraft, the lake is ideal for swimming and paddling. The lake also offers anglers an opportunity to catch yellow perch, small mouth bass, northern pike and other warm-water species. Th...

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Kill Kare State Park
2714 Hathaway Point Road
St. AlbansVT 05481
(802) 524-6021

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Kill Kare State Park is named for Kill Kare, a summer camp for boys, which operated on this site for some fifty years through the mid-1900s. Kill Kare is surrounded on three sides by the sparkling water of Lake Champlain. In the 1840s, the property was part of a farm owned by C.C. Burton. The three-story building in the center of the park was built in the 1870s and operated as a summer resort hotel until about 1900, when the boys' ca...

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Natural Area at Shelburne Pond
1000 Pond Road
ShelburneVT

Ages: 0 - 14+

This is an easy-to-hike, one-mile trail loop maintained by the University of Vermont. Visitors can also explore the shoreline of Shelburne Pond in a canoe or kayak. The state-owned fishing access to the pond is located about one mile west of the intersection of Pond Road and Dorset Street about six miles south of Burlington. more»
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