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Woods Island State Park

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One of three neighboring island parks in Lake Champlain’s “inland sea”, Woods Island became Vermont’s forty-fifth state park in 1985. (Burton and Knight Islands are the other two) A mile long by a quarter-mile wide, 125-acre Woods Island is unique as habitat for a rich variety of plant life including many species rare or threatened in Vermont. A portion of the island was once farmed; traces of drainage ditches remain today. Still visible also is the farm house foundation and weathered remains of old farm machinery. A later attempt by a private developer saw the beginnings of an airstrip constructed down the center of the island; the earth berms you climb over on the cross-island trail are the runway edges.

The Vermont Division of State Parks intends to preserve the primitive character of the island and asks your cooperation in observing its guidelines for island use.

Ferry service: There is none, island visitors must make their own arrangements. There are no docks, so you’ll have to either beach your boat or anchor off. The beach tends to be fairly rocky, except for a point along the east shore, from which the walk to campsites is between one quarter and three quarters of a mile.

Camping: Woods Island is a “remote area” campground. Remote Area campsites, while beautiful, are not for everybody. Sanitary facilities are minimal, and there is no potable water supply. The island’s five campsites are situated approximately equidistant around the two-mile shoreline, and are connected by a trail system. This gives you great privacy, but it also means you’re going to have to walk and carry your own gear from wherever you come ashore. You shouldn’t bring anything you ’re not prepared to carry in and carry out.

Camping is by permit only on designated sites. A permit may be obtained through Burton Island State Park (two miles south), and is necessary before setting up.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-524-6353

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

Woods Island is located a short distance from Burton Island. No ferry service is scheduled. Contact the address or numbers below for more information.


Reservation Info

Reservations (2-night minimum unless traveling by paddlecraft) made within two weeks of your stay are handled through Burton Island State Park. Maximum eight (8) persons per site; fourteen (14) night maximum stay.



Weather

Ice Pellets
Tuesday 01/24/2017 70%
Ice Pellets
Periods of snow this morning will transition to a light wintry mix for the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow and ice accumulations less than one inch.
Snow Showers
Wednesday 01/25/2017 40%
Snow Showers
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 36F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
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Thursday 01/26/2017 70%
Snow
Light rain...mixing with snow in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
Overcast
Friday 01/27/2017 20%
Overcast
Overcast. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Snow Showers
Saturday 01/28/2017 40%
Snow Showers
Occasional snow showers. High near 30F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.


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