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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

Rain
Tuesday 04/25/2017 90%
Rain
Cloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 04/26/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 57F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/27/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 73F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Friday 04/28/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. Thunder possible. High 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 69F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.


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