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Elmore State Park


Located in Elmore

Elmore State Park
856 VT Route 12
Lake Elmore, Vermont 05657

Park Phone: 802-888-2982

Mailing Address:
PO Box 93
Lake Elmore, VT 05657

Day Use Hours:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset

Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend

Pets are not permitted on beach, but are allowed elsewhere in the park


Elmore State Park Interactive Campground Map & Guide (pdf)

Photo Gallery

Mountain Brook Nature Trail

Weather Forecast for Elmore

Stand-up paddleboards available to rent every day, 10- 6 from PaddleNorth

View the interactive map for the Elmore Fire Tower Trail:

View Elmore Mountain Fire Tower Trail in a larger map



From south (Montpelier): On I-89 N, get off at exit 8 in Montpelier, follow VT-12 to the town of Lake Elmore, park sign is on the left.

From north (Burlington): Follow I-89 S to VT-100 N in Waterbury. Take exit 10 from I-89 S. Continue on VT-100 N. Drive to VT-12 S in the town of Lake Elmore.

N44° 32.616' W72° 31.765'    Directions/Map

About the Park:

Welcome to Elmore State Park. The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont.”  Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is mostly forested and agricultural land. Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, which rises almost from the lake’s shore, are prominent features of the town.

Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Hogback Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain has an elevation of 2,608 feet.

The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a popular, developed recreation facility.

The campground has 45 tent/RV sites and 15 lean-tos. Two restrooms are available in the campground with hot showers ($). A sanitary dump station is available, but no hookups. There is convenient access to several hiking trails to Elmore Mountain and its fire tower. The day use area includes a large sandy beach, an historic CCC-built beach house with a community room that can be rented for group functions, a concession stand and cafe area, restrooms, and boat rentals.

You can rent the pavilion, part or all of the Beach House at Elmore

Entire Beach House
Available Labor Day - October 15. $450. Holds 100 people. Electricity, restrooms, tables and chairs for 50. Fee includes day use entry. Refundable cleaning/damage deposit of $200 required on day of event.

Beach House Function Room
Seats up to 50 people in private room overlooking the beach and lake. Electricity, restrooms, tables and chairs for 50 provided. $200 fee includes day use entry. Refundable cleaning/damage deposit of $100 required on day of event.

Open Air Picnic Pavilion
The open pavilion seats up to 100 people and has charcoal grills, picnic tables, and restrooms nearby. There is electricity, and the pavilion is accessible. The cost is $100 Friday - Sunday and FREE Monday - Thursday. Fee does not include per person day use entry fee. Refundable cleaning/damage deposit of $100 required on day of event

For more information click here.

Nearby Things to Do:

ZipTour and Treetop Adventures in Stowe, Gondolas, and Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe; Johnson Woolen Mills, Johnson; Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Waterbury; State Capitol and Historical Society, Montpelier.



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