- Route 1 Box 388, Guildhall, VT 05905, USA
Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont’s state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character associated with the Northeast Kingdom. Maidstone Lake was created when glacial ice carved out a deep basin in a preexisting valley. When the last glaciers melted 12,000 years ago, a deep, clear, cold lake was formed.
The lake offers good lake trout and salmon fishing and has had some outstanding record catches. Maidstone Lake is one of the few lakes in Vermont where loons have reared their young in recent years. The loon loves the solitude of the northern lakes whose shores are rimmed with spruce-fir shade. Once common in Vermont, the loon is now an endangered species.
Maidstone was designated by the state of Vermont as a state park in 1938. The camp areas were wilderness, but the area around the lodge was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The CCC built many sites with fireplaces for camping, the lodge, and a picnic shelter, which are still in use today.
The campground has 45 tent/trailer sites and 37 lean-tos. Three of the four rest rooms include hot showers ($). A sanitary dump station is available, but no hookups. There are a play area, hiking trails, and a swimming beach in both camp areas. A picnic shelter, swimming beach, and two additional rest rooms are also available at the day use area.
Area Attractions: Ethan Allen Furniture, Island Pond; Peaslee’s Host Farm for Consumer Education, Guildhall; Colebrook Fish Hatchery, Colebrook; Historical Holton House Flea Market, Lancaster; Santa’s Village, Jeffersonville.
Other Phone: 888-409-7579
Camping Season: May 26 - Sept. 5
- swimming pool
- lp gas
- modem connection
- sewer hookups
- other swimming
- cable tv
- dump station
- recreation hall
- group area
- phone hookups
From Bloomfield: Go 5 mi S on Hwy 102, then 5 mi SW on State Forest Hwy.
Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 71F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 04/30/2017 10%
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 05/01/2017 70%
Cloudy with occasional rain...mainly in the morning. Thunder possible. High 51F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Tuesday 05/02/2017 80%
Rain likely. High 62F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday 05/03/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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