Lake Shaftsbury State Park
262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd.
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262
Park Phone: 802-375-9978
Open for day use:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Pets are not permitted in the day use areas or in the cottage, but are allowed in the group camping area
Lake Shaftsbury State Park Map & Guide (pdf)
Shaftsbury Healing Springs Trail (pdf)
Weather Forecast for Lake Shaftsbury
Located on The Shires of Vermont Byway
From Bennington: Go 10 mi. N on Route 7A
N43° 1.348' W73° 10.769' Directions/Map
About the Park:
Lake Shaftsbury State Park is on an 84-acre parcel surrounding the small but picturesque Lake Shaftsbury. The area operated as a private campground/cabin resort before it became a state park in 1974. It has become a popular park facility in southwestern Vermont.
There is a fully furnished waterfront cottage that comfortably sleeps six, with deck and grill. Lake Shaftsbury also operates a group camping area with clusters of lean-tos (15) available throughout the year for scouts, church groups, and other organizations. Port-a-let facilities are available. There is also a developed beach, play area, and picnic area. The snack bar concession has rental canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and pedal boats. The "Healing Springs Nature Trail" around the lake is also a popular spot.
You Can Rent the Pavilion at Lake Shaftsbury
This open pavilion seats up to 100 people and has electricity, grills, tables, chairs, and a nearby restroom. The pavilion is accessible and costs $100 to rent for a day. Click here for more information.
Nearby Things to Do:
Bennington Monument and Museum, Bennington; Hildene and Equinox Hotel, Manchester; American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester; Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Southern Shaftsbury; Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester; Manchester Farmers Market, Manchester Center.