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Emerald Lake State Park

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The 430-acre park is located along the side of Dorset Mountain with Emerald Lake, the head waters of Otter Creek, at its base. The area was historically important for its marble quarrying activities with the park lands once operating as a large farm and summer retreat before becoming a state park in 1960.

The 105 campsites, including 36 lean-tos, are located on a heavily wooded ridge above Emerald Lake. Flush toilets, hot showers ($) and a dump station are provided. There is a small beach with snack bar and boat rental facilities. A hillside picnic area, as well as lakeside picnic tables are available. An open picnic shelter pavilion can be reserved for large group gatherings. Trails throughout the park and nearby provide great hiking opportunities. Swimming, fishing, and boating (no motors) are popular in the lake.

Area Attractions: Shopping in Manchester, historic Hildene and the Equinox Hotel, Manchester; Bennington Museum and Monument, Bennington; Wilson Castle and the Vermont Marble Exhibit, Proctor.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-362-1655

Other Phone: 888-409-7579

Latitude/Longitude: 43.281663 , -73.00456

Camping Season: May 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

Emerald Lake State Park is located on US Rt. 7, approximately 9 miles north of Manchester.



Weather

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Wednesday 04/26/2017 0%
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Mostly cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday 04/27/2017 10%
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Areas of morning fog with some patchy drizzle. Mostly cloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 04/28/2017 60%
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Partly cloudy skies late. High 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
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Cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunday 04/30/2017 20%
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Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 63F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.


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