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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

Mostly Cloudy
Friday 09/30/2016 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 62F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Overcast
Saturday 10/01/2016 20%
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Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 59F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunday 10/02/2016 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday 10/03/2016 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast
Tuesday 10/04/2016 10%
Overcast
Cloudy. High around 65F. Winds light and variable.


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