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Wilgus State Park

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The land that Wilgus State Park consists of was given to the state of Vermont in 1933 by Colonel and Mrs. William Wilgus for the creation of Wilgus State Park.

The original park, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, consisted of a picnic area with large flue-type stone fireplaces and picnic tables, and the ranger’s quarters.

The campground was developed and expanded between 1960 and the present time. Wilgus State Park is a very popular park for canoeists, since it is located on the Connecticut River.

There are 19 tent sites and 6 lean-to sites which are located along the Connecticut River bank. There is one rest room with running water and hot showers ($). There are a play area, picnic area, and 3 lean-tos in the group area. Canoe, kayak, and row boat rentals are available. A trailer sanitary station is located by the ranger’s quarters.

This park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.

Area Attractions: The road to Mt. Ascutney summit, Windsor Covered Bridge, American Precision Museum, Quechee Gorge, VINS Nature Center, St. Gaudens National Historic Site.

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Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-674-5422

Camping Season: 26 to October 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 I-91 (Exit #8): Go 1-1/2 mi S on U.S. 5.



Weather

Overcast
Saturday 01/21/2017 10%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.
Fog
Sunday 01/22/2017 30%
Fog
Foggy with drizzle developing in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds light and variable.
Ice Pellets
Monday 01/23/2017 80%
Ice Pellets
Rain or freezing rain becoming likely during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 80%.
Snow
Tuesday 01/24/2017 60%
Snow
Cloudy with rain and snow showers. High 38F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 01/25/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 41F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.


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