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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

Overcast
Wednesday 12/07/2016 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/08/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 32F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Friday 12/09/2016 20%
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Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 23F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 12/10/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 21F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow Showers
Sunday 12/11/2016 60%
Snow Showers
Partly cloudy early, then some snow showers later in the day. High 26F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.


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