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Do your holiday shopping with Vermont State Parks

Buy park passes, gift certificates, merchandise, and gift-wrapped holiday packages for the outdoor lover on your shopping list. We can ship to you, or to the recipient.

Give summer, fully assembled!

We have hats, T-shirts, hoodies, camp mugs, towels, and more.

Order online, or call our call center during business hours: 1-888-409-7579.

Do your one stop shopping here.
Off-Season Camping Has Begun In The Parks!
All of the Vermont State Parks have officially closed for the season, but off-season camping is available from Nov. 1- April 1st. Remember that there are no facilities open, and that everything is carry-in, carry-out. Please submit a request at least 3 days in advance. A regional manger will contact you to confirm or deny your request.

More details about off-season camping here.
Vermont State Parks' November Newsletter Is Here
Hot off the press!
Read latest park news and an update from Vermont Parks Forever, and learn how to bring nature inside.

Read the full issue.
The 2016 Campfire Cook-Off Winners Have Been Chosen!
Like a metaphorical marshmallow over the flames, Vermont State Parks' Campfire Cook-off Challenge has gone out in a blaze of glory.

See the winning entries and recipes here.

Thanks to everyone who participated!
Exciting News- Stone Hut on Mt. Mansfield to re-open December 1st, 2016!
Barring any last-minute contraction issues, the hut will be open again to visitors on December 1st. Thanks to everyone for their support in restoring this historic structure.

The lottery, with some changes, will be held on November 16th.
More details about the Stone Hut here.

Vermont State Parks Inherits Property For Newest State Park
Vermont State Parks has officially added to its' inventory- a beautiful spot in Hubbardton, at the foot of Mt. Zion that includes a Japanese Garden. The owner, Carson "Kit" Davidson recently passed away and left his property to the state.

More details about the new park here.
Check out Vermont State Parks' September Newsletter
The September issue features articles on Northern Harriers, rare plants found in the parks, and plenty of ideas on how to enjoy fall in Vermont!

Latest edition here
Vermont State Parks' Director Wins Prestigious Award
Our Director of Vermont State Parks has been awarded the "Legends" award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of parks and recreation.

Congratulations Craig!
More details here
New Mountain Bike Trails at Little River State Park
Three miles of new multi-use trails have opened at the park! The grand opening ceremony was September 23rd.

More details here.
See you out on the trails!
Our 2016 Parks of the Year have been announced
Congratulations to Button Bay, Green River Reservoir, Lake Carmi, and Silver Lake State Parks! Thank you all for a great season, and keep up the good work!
vermont parks foreverVermont Parks Forever: The Foundation for Vermont State Parks
Thanks to a dedicated group of dynamic park lovers, Vermont State Parks has some new champions. Vermont Parks Forever leverages private resources to expand access, increase educational opportunities and welcome the next generation to Vermont State Parks. We greatly appreciate your support!

Visit the vermontparksforever.org website today!

Vermont State Parks Blog
The Vermont State Parks blog is your destination for information on different parks, cool nature facts, events and activities across the state, and much more! To visit the blog, click here.

don't move firewood Only firewood from Vermont is permitted in our state parks
Please help prevent invasive species from damaging Vermont's forests by not transporting firewood. Wood can be brought from within Vermont, or you can purchase wood in the campgrounds.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent invasive species.


Camping Tips & Tricks with Sarah, Frank & The Kids


Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of fun times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail! View our complete How-to page.
 


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