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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.



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Mostly sunny. High 36F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with a mixture of rain and snow developing in the afternoon. Some sleet or freezing rain possible. High near 40F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 80%. Snowfall around one inch.
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Areas of freezing rain possible early. Cloudy with rain and snow. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
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Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High near 40F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 50%.
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Partly cloudy. High 42F. Winds light and variable.


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