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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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Thursday 12/08/2016 20%
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Cloudy skies. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High near 35F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Friday 12/09/2016 20%
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Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 26F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Saturday 12/10/2016 10%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 23F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunday 12/11/2016 20%
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Mostly cloudy. High 28F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 12/12/2016 70%
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Snow during the morning will mix with rain at times during the afternoon. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. High 34F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected.


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