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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 02/22/2017 10%
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Areas of dense morning fog. Mostly cloudy. High 51F. Winds light and variable.
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Thursday 02/23/2017 20%
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Morning fog, then cloudy in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 02/24/2017 50%
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Overcast with rain showers at times. High near 50F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
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Saturday 02/25/2017 70%
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A few showers in the morning becoming a steady rain in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 64F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Partly to mostly cloudy. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.


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