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Bomoseen State Park

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Bomoseen State Park is located in the Taconic Mountains on the shores of Vermont’s largest lake wholly within the state. Part of the 3576-acre park was a gift to the state for “recreational purposes and as a refuge and sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife.”

The Taconics are the slate-producing region of Vermont, and the area’s history parallels the rise and fall of Vermont’s slate industry. Bomoseen State Park has several quarry holes and their adjacent colorful slate rubble piles. These quarries provided slate for the West Castleton Railroad and Slate Company, a complex of sixty to seventy buildings that stood between Glen Lake and Lake Bomoseen. Several slate buildings and foundations remain in the park, and a self-guided Slate History Trail brochure is available at the contact station.

First open to the public in 1960, the campground contains 66 campsites including 10 lean-tos. The sites are both wooded and grassy open areas. Some are located along the lakeshore. Flush toilets, hot showers ($), and a dump station are provided. The park has a beach for swimming and a picnic area. An open pavilion-type picnic shelter can be reserved for large gatherings. A snack bar concession and boat rentals are available at the beach. Several hiking trails, including one to Half Moon State Park, provide great hiking opportunities. There is boating and fishing in Lake Bomoseen, as well as in nearby Glen Lake.

Area Attractions: Hubbardton Battlefield, Wilson Castle and Vermont Marble Exhibit, Proctor; Morgan Horse Farm, Middlebury; Lake Champlain Ferries, Devils Bowl Speedway, Benson; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-265-4242

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 Hydeville: Go 4 mi N on West Shore Rd., on western shore of lake.



Weather

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Wednesday 01/18/2017 50%
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Snow showers possible. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
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Thursday 01/19/2017 10%
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Areas of patchy fog early. Mostly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds light and variable.
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Friday 01/20/2017 10%
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 41F. Winds light and variable.
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Saturday 01/21/2017 20%
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Cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds light and variable.
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Sunday 01/22/2017 10%
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Cloudy skies. High 43F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.


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