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Camp Plymouth State Park

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Most of the park acreage lies on the east side of Town Highway #42. In this area, in and along the banks of Buffalo Brook, one time known as “Gold Brook,” gold was discovered. This was in 1855 and mining operations continued for some 30 years.

The site of Camp Plymouth was at one time thought to have been used as an encampment by soldiers of the Revolutionary War in 1777, while en route from Rindge and Fort Number 4 (Charlestown, New Hampshire) to the Battle of Ticonderoga. It now seems that the encampment was about two miles north of Camp Plymouth. The Boy Scouts used this area until 1984 when it became a state park.

Camp Plymouth State Park is located in the town of Plymouth on the east shore of Echo Lake. The total acreage is 295 acres of which 46 acres comprise the developed portion of the park. The balance (249 acres) contains hiking trails, fishing, hunting and gold panning, but is largely forestry oriented.

There is a group camping area on the south side of Buffalo Brook consisting of six lean-tos, tent sites, pit toilets, and a large field for activities. On the north side of the brook there are a large picnic area, play area, sandy beach, horseshoe pits, concession, and boat rentals. The four rental cottages will be available through Columbus Day. There is a large enclosed picnic shelter including a kitchen for larger groups as well as two smaller open pavilion-style picnic shelters.

Area Attractions: Art galleries, Bridgewater Mill Mall, and Chaffee, Rutland; Cheese Factory, Plymouth; Calvin Coolidge Presidential Homestead and Historic Site, Plymouth; Okemo Mt. Recreation Area; Alpine Slide at Pico Ski Area, Gondola rides at Killington Ski Area, Sherburne.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-228-2025

Latitude/Longitude: 43.476414 , -72.695152

Camping Season: May 26 - Sept. 5 - cottage rentals until Oct. 15


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 Hwy 100 in Tyson: cross the concrete bridge, go 1 mi E uphill to crossroad and turn left, go 1 mi N on the east side of Echo Lake.



Weather

Partly Cloudy
Monday 04/24/2017 0%
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 64F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 04/25/2017 70%
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Occasional light rain. High around 45F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Wednesday 04/26/2017 90%
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A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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Thursday 04/27/2017 10%
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Cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 04/28/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 74F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.


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