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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

Snow Showers
Tuesday 01/17/2017 90%
Snow Showers
Mostly cloudy with snow showers developing for the afternoon. Some sleet or freezing rain possible. High around 35F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Snow Showers
Wednesday 01/18/2017 60%
Snow Showers
Occasional snow showers. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. High 32F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Overcast
Thursday 01/19/2017 10%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 39F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/20/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 38F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/21/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 41F. Winds light and variable.


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