- 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.
Wednesday 03/29/2017 20%
Clouds early, some clearing late. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
Thursday 03/30/2017 10%
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 42F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 03/31/2017 60%
Cloudy skies early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow in the afternoon. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. High around 40F. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 60%.
Saturday 04/01/2017 90%
Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Sunday 04/02/2017 20%
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 44F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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