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Silver Lake State Park

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Silver Lake was originally called Stebblings’ Pond after Benjamin Stebblings who owned land at the outlet where the Barnard General Store now stands. When Benjamin Stebblings moved out of the area, the lake became known as Barnard Pond. In 1869, Barnard Pond was renamed Silver Lake.

Originally Silver Lake State Park, started in 1955, was mostly farm land. The present campground and picnic area were gifts from Mr. and Mrs. John McDill of Woodstock, Miss Margaret Crosby of Barnard, and Mrs. Richard H. Field of Boston. This land included 1,100 feet of shore frontage on Silver Lake.

Silver Lake supports a good fishery of northern pike, perch, bass and other warm-water species. During the winter months, when the park is closed, the lake is a popular spot for ice skating and ice fishing.

There are 40 tent/trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites. There are two rest rooms in the camping area with running water and hot showers ($). There is a trailer sanitary station, but no hookups. The beach has a large grassy area, food concession, rest rooms, changing rooms, and boat and canoe rentals. There is a large picnic shelter for gatherings such as family reunions, company picnics, etc. as well as a play area.

Area Attractions: Charles Fenton Art Gallery, VINS Nature Center, Quechee; Porter Music Box, Randolph; Federal Salmon Hatchery, Bethel; Quechee Gorge, and Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Mill and Pottery Shop, Quechee.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-234-9451

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

In Barnard Village, turn onto North Road from VT Route 12. Park is 1/4 mile on right.



Weather

Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/26/2017 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Periods of light rain this morning. High 54F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Fog
Thursday 04/27/2017 20%
Fog
Mostly cloudy skies with some morning fog. High 66F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 04/28/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 71F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 69F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 04/30/2017 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.


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