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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

Clear
Thursday 03/23/2017 10%
Clear
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the mid teens.
Snow
Friday 03/24/2017 90%
Snow
Snow during the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow during the afternoon. High around 40F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Overcast
Saturday 03/25/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 41F. Winds light and variable.
Snow
Sunday 03/26/2017 40%
Snow
Rain and snow in the morning changing to rain showers late. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. High 44F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Rain
Monday 03/27/2017 90%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.


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