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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

North Hero State Park

 

Located in North Hero
Ranger Station and Gardens at North Hero State Park

North Hero State Park
3803 Lakeview Drive
North Hero, Vermont 05474

Park Phone: 802-372-8727

Open for day use:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset

Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend

Please note: North Hero has become a day use only park. Camping is no longer permitted.

Pets are permitted

 

North Hero State Interactive Park Map & Guide (pdf)

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State Parks of the Champlain Islands Map (pdf)

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Located on the Lake Champlain Byway

 

 

Directions:
From Alburghh: Go 6 mi. SW on U.S. 2, then 3 mi. NE on Town Road

N44° 54.526' W73° 14.196'    Directions/Map

About the Park:

Welcome to North Hero State Park!

North Hero is a stop on the Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail. For more information visit their website.

No staff are present in the park, but an iron ranger (a self-service metal box) will be at the Contact Station to collect day use fees ($3.00/person).

The only facility available is a flush toilet at the beach area.

Land for this 399-acre park was purchased in 1963. Nearly one-third of the land area lies below 100 feet in elevation. Lake Champlain fluctuates from about 95 to 101 feet above sea level, subjecting much of the park to seasonal inundation. The forest type in the floodplain area is uncommon in Vermont, found only around Lake Champlain. North Hero lakeside floodplain forest is noted for its size, relatively undisturbed condition, and the valuable wildlife habitat it provides.

Habitat improvement at North Hero has paid off. White-tailed deer are common. A variety of migratory waterfowl - mallards, blacks, wood ducks and more - nest in the wooded wetlands. Ruffed grouse and American woodcock find favorable conditions. Even fish - chain pickerel and northern pike - spawn and feed in the flooded areas. Map turtles, as well as other turtle species, nest along the beach. A section of the beach is roped off during nesting season so as to not disturb the turtles.

Nearby Things to Do:

The Hyde Log Cabin in Grand Isle is the oldest in the United States. St. Anne's Shrine in Isle LaMotte is the site of a 1665 French settlement. The Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton has a visitor center and interpretive trails. Lake Champlain ferries are often ridden just for the ride. The Grand Isle State Fish Culture Station, near the LCT ferry dock in Grand Isle, is a state-of-the-art hatchery with the visitor center open daily.

 



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