- 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 01/21/2017 10%
Cloudy. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 01/22/2017 10%
Cloudy skies. High 39F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 01/23/2017 20%
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 32F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 01/24/2017 80%
A wintry mix of precipitation in the morning will give way to rain and snow mixed in the afternoon. High 37F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 80%.
Wednesday 01/25/2017 60%
Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
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