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Vermont State Parks - Southeast Area

Allis State Park
284 Allis State Park Road, , Randolph, Vermont 05060
In-season: 802-276-3175
Season: Mid-May to September (Labor Day)
Facilities: The campground at Allis State Park consists of 18 tent sites and 8 lean-to sites. One rest room serves the entire campground. There is a sanitary dump station, but no hookups. Located in the day use area is a large picnic shelter with rest rooms and a play area.
Area Attractions: Floating Bridge, Marvin Newton House, Brookfield; Norwich University Museum, Northfield; Vermont State House, State Museum of the Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier; Barre Granite Quarries, Graniteville and Websterville; John Selby Maple Museum, Barre; Historical Museum, Randolph.
Directions: From Randolph: Go 12 mi N on Hwy 12. Go 1.5 mi E on Vt. 65.

Silver Lake State Park
PO Box 67 Barnard, Vermont 05031
In-season: 802-234-9451
Season: Mid-May to Labor Day
Facilities: Silver Lake supports a good fishery of northern pike, perch, bass and other warm-water species. During the winter months, when the park is closed, the lake is a popular spot for ice skating and ice fishing.
There are 40 tent/trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites. There are two rest rooms in the camping area. There is a sanitary station, but no hookups. The beach offers food concession, rest rooms, changing rooms, and boat and canoe rentals. There is a large picnic shelter.
Area Attractions: Charles Fenton Art Gallery, The Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock; Porter Music Box, Randolph; Federal Salmon Hatchery, Bethel; Quechee Gorge, and Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Mill and Pottery Shop, Quechee.
Directions: From Barnard: Go 1/4 mi N on Town Road.

Quechee State Park
764 Dewey Mills Road, White River Junction, Vermont 05001
In-season: 802-295-2990
Season: Mid-May to October 15
The park contains 47 tent/trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites which are located in the camping area. Two bathrooms with showers serve the campground. Most sites accommodate large RVs. There is a sanitary dump station, but no hookups. A large field and play area are also in the campground. Located next to Quechee Gorge is a picnic area with a pit toilet and a hiking trail along the gorge.
Area Attractions: Quechee Gorge, Glass Blowing Mill and Pottery Shop, Quechee; Billings Farm Museum, Woodstock; King Arthur Flour Factory & Museum, Norwich; St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH.
Directions: From Jct. I-89 and U.S. 4 (Exit 1): Go 3 mi W on U.S. 4.

Camp Plymouth State Park
2008 Scout Camp Rd Ludlow, Vermont 05149
Pre-season: 800-299-3071- In Season: 802-228-2025
Season: Mid-May to September (Labor Day) - cottage rentals until Oct. 15
There is a group camping area on the south side of Buffalo Brook consisting of six lean-tos, tent sites, pit toilets, and a large field. On the north side of the brook there are a large picnic area, play area, sandy beach, horseshoe pits, concession, and boat rentals. Four rental cottages available through Columbus Day.
Area Attractions: Art galleries, Bridgewater Mill Mall, and Chaffee, Rutland; Cheese Factory, Plymouth; Calvin Coolidge Presidential Homestead and Historic Site, Plymouth; Okemo Mt. Recreation Area; Alpine Slide at Pico Ski Area, Gondola rides at Killington Ski Area, Sherburne.
Directions: From Hwy 100 in Tyson: cross the concrete bridge, go 1 mi E uphill to crossroad and turn left, go 1 mi N on the east side of Echo Lake.

Wilgus State Park
Box 196, Ascutney, Vermont 05030
In-season: 802-674-5422
Season: Mid-May to October 15
There are 19 tent sites and 6 lean-to sites which are located along the Connecticut River bank. There is one rest room with running water and hot showers. There are a play area, picnic area, and 3 lean-tos in the group area. Canoe, kayak, and row boat rentals are available. A trailer sanitary station is lavailable. This park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.
Area Attractions: The road to Mt. Ascutney summit, Windsor Covered Bridge, American Precision Museum, Quechee Gorge, St. Gaudens National Historic Site.
Directions: From I-91 (Exit #8): Go 1-1/2 mi S on U.S. 5.

Jamaica State Park
285 Salmon Hole Lane Jamaica, Vermont 05343
In-season: 802-874-4600
Season: Last Friday in April to October 15
There are 43 tent/trailer sites and 18 lean-to sites that are in the campground. Two rest rooms, complete with hot showers, are located in the campground. A picnic shelter and nature center is located near the picnic area and swimming hole. A hiking trail follows the West River and branches off toward Hamilton Falls.
Area Attractions: Hamilton Falls, Hildene - Robert Todd Lincoln's home, Manchester. A theater and shops, Weston; Art Center, Manchester; Alpine Slide, Bromley; Townshend Dam Recreation Area.
Directions: From Jamaica: Go 1/2 m E on Depot St.

Molly Stark State Park
705 Route 9 East, Wilmington, Vermont 05363
In-season: 802-464-5460
Season: Mid-May to October 15
The camping areas consist of 23 tent/trailer sites and 11 lean-to sites. One rest room with showers is located in each area. Features a play area and a picnic pavilion for large groups. A hiking trail starts from the park and goes up to the Mt. Olga fire tower.
Area Attractions: Gondola, Mt. Snow; Vermont Historical Society, Norton House Museum, Hermitage Sugar house and Game Bird Farm, 1836 Country Store Village, Maple Grove Honey Museum, Wilmington; Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro; Luman Nelson Wildlife Museum, Marlboro; Bennington Museum, Bennington.
Directions: From Brattleboro: Exit #2, I-91, 15 mi W on Vt. 9.

Thetford State Park
Box 132 Thetford, Vermont 05074
In-season: 802-785-2266
Season: Mid-May to September (Labor Day)
There is one camping loop with 14 tent sites and 2 lean-to sites. One rest room with running water and hot showers. A play area is also located here. Fireplaces and tables are found further up the road.
Area Attractions: Quechee Gorge, Quechee; Catamount Brewing Co., White River Junction; Atlantic Salmon Fish Ladder, Wilder; and summer theaters, Hanover NH, and White River Junction.
Directions: From I-91, Exit #14: Go 1 mi N on Vt. 113A to Thetford Hill, S 1-1/2 mi on Academy Rd.

Gifford Woods State Park
34 Gifford Woods Killington, Vermont 05751
In-season: 802-775-5354
Season: Mid-May to October 15
The Appalachian Trail runs through the park, and joins the Long Trail about 1-1/2 miles from the camping area. There are spectacular views from Deer Leap Mountain and waterfalls. Across Route 100 from the developed campground is Gifford Woods Natural Area, a 7-acre stand of virgin hardwoods. There are 27 tent/trailer sites and 21 lean-to sites situated in two camping areas. Each area has a rest room with modern plumbing and hot showers. There is a trailer sanitary station, but no hookups. A wooded picnic area is with a play area is featured. Day hikes are available.
Area Attractions: Killington Gondola, and Pico Alpine Slide, Sherburne; Vermont Marble Exhibit and Wilson's Castle, Proctor; Maple Museum, Pittsford.
Directions: From Jct. U.S. 4 and Hwy 100: Go 1/2 m N on Hwy 100

Coolidge State Park
855 Coolidge SP Rd Plymouth, Vermont 05056
In-season: 802-672-3612
Season: Mid-May to October 15
Coolidge State Forest contains a total of 16,166 acres throughout seven towns. The recreational center of the forest is Coolidge State Park, which consists of about 500 acres in the eastern district. The park includes a campground, picnic area, and an established hiking trail system. There are 35 lean-to sites and 25 tent/trailer sites arranged in two camping areas. There is a total of five rest rooms providing modern plumbing, two of which have hot showers. There are two large picnic shelters, a picnic area, and a play area. There also is a sanitary dump station, but no hookups. Many day hikes are available in the park.
Area Attractions: Art galleries, Bridgewater Mill Mall and Chaffee, Rutland; Wilson's Castle, Vermont Marble Exhibit, Proctor; Cheese Factory, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Homestead and Historic Site, Plymouth; Okemo Mt. Recreation Area; Pico Alpine Slide; Killington Gondola, Sherburne. Coolidge State Park is located near Camp Plymouth State Park, which offers swimming and picnicking.
Directions: From Jct. Hwy 100 and Hwy 100A: Go 2 mi N on Hwy 100A.

Ascutney State Park
1826 Back Mountain Road Windsor, Vermont 05089
In-season information: 802-674-2060
Season: Mid-May to October 15
The park has 39 wooded tent/trailer sites and 10 lean-to sites. A rest room providing modern plumbing and hot showers is available. There is a sanitary dump station for RV's. There is a small picnic area at the foot of the summit, and a picnic area and shelter part way up the summit road.
Area Attractions: A visit to Windsor to view the birthplace of Vermont, the Old Constitution House - State Craft Center, and the American Precision Museum. Other attractions include Saint Gaudens National Park, Cornish, NH; Old Fort #4, Charleston, NH; Ruggles Mine, Grafton, NH.
Directions: From I-91 (Exit 8): Go .2 mi E on Rt 131 to stop light, turn left on Rt 5 for 1.2 mi, then bear left on Rt 44A for 1 mi.

Lowell Lake State Park
1756 Little Pond Rd. Londonderry, Vermont 05148
In Season Information: 802-824-4035
Season: Mid-May to October 15
Lowell Lake Trail is a loop approximately 3,5 miles in length, which completely encircles Lowell Lake. Trail highlights include a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, stands of large white pine trees, and scenic views of the lake and wetlands. Overnight camping and camp fires are not allowed. Currently park use is limited to informal Day Use with no facilities.
Directions: Take Little Pond Road off Rt. 11 about 3 miles east of Londonderry.

Townshend State Park

2755 State Forest Rd Townshend, Vermont 05353
In-service information: 802-365-7500
Season: Mid-May to Labor Day
Townshend State Park is located at the foot of Bald Mountain on a bend of the West River. There is a view of Rattlesnake Mountain to the north from the ranger's quarters. The campground, situated in a wooded area, has 30 tent/trailer sites and 4 lean-to sites. There are two bathrooms, one of which has showers. A picnic shelter with a fireplace and three tables is attached to the ranger's quarters. There is a trail to the top of Bald Mountain for day hiking.
Area Attractions: Flea markets, Newfane and Townshend; Alpine Slide, Bromley; Village Store and Bowl Mill, Weston; Windham County Historical Museum, Newfane; Hildene, home of Robert Todd Lincoln, and the Jelly Mill, Manchester.
Directions: From Jct. Hwy 30 and Town Rd.: Go 3 mi N on Town Rd.

Fort Dummer State Park
517 Old Guilford Road Brattleboro, VT 05301
In-season information: 802-254-2610
Season: Late May to September (Labor Day)
Fort Dummer State Park, located in the Connecticut River Valley, has 217 acres of forest land just outside of Brattleboro. The campground has 51 tent/trailer sites and 10 lean-to sites. These are located in two adjacent areas and are served by two toilet buildings, both with hot showers. There is a sanitary dump station. Also located within the park are a small picnic area, hiking trails, a play area, and a large open field.
Area Attractions: Basketville, Putney; Flea Market, Newfane; Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington; Townshend Dam, Townshend; also, covered bridges in the area.
Directions: From Jct. I-91 (Exit 1, Brattleboro) & U.S. 5: Go 1/10 mi N on U.S. 5, then 1/2 mi E on Fairground Rd., then 1 mi S on Main Street and Old Guilford Rd.

Please visit http://www.vtstateparks.com for more information on Vermont's State Parks.

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