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Maidstone State Park

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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.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-676-3930

Other Phone: 888-409-7579

Camping Season: May 26 - Sept. 5


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

From Bloomfield: Go 5 mi S on Hwy 102, then 5 mi SW on State Forest Hwy.



Weather

Clear
Saturday 12/10/2016 10%
Clear
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the low single digits.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 12/11/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 25F. Winds light and variable.
Snow
Monday 12/12/2016 90%
Snow
Snow during the morning will taper off and give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 32F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Overcast
Tuesday 12/13/2016 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 31F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/14/2016 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 22F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.


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