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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

Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/26/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
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Monday 02/27/2017 0%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 48F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
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Tuesday 02/28/2017 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High 51F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Wednesday 03/01/2017 90%
Rain
Thundershowers following a period of rain early. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 03/02/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Overcast skies and windy. Morning high of 37F with temps falling to near freezing. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.


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