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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

Clear
Monday 04/24/2017 20%
Clear
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 04/25/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 53F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/26/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/27/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 73F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 04/28/2017 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.


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