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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

Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/26/2017 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early. A mix of sun and clouds by afternoon. High around 65F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/27/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Areas of morning fog with some patchy drizzle. Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 73F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 04/30/2017 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.


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