Vermont State Parks Home Vermont State Parks Home

Home

Find a State Park

Reservations
Cabins & Cottages
Picnic Pavilions
Seyon Lodge

Fees
General Info
Park Passes

Venture Vermont
Outdoor Challenge

Events
News
Photos & Video
Publications

Employment
Volunteering
Internships


About Us
Contact Us

Site Map

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

Vermont State Parks' Top Five: Family Camping
Stillwater State Park, Groton

Stillwater State Park is part of the 26,000 acre Groton Forest and is located on the shores of Lake Groton.  This area is so special because there are six state parks clustered within the forest, each with its own personality and recreational opportunities. When you are a registered camper at one Vermont park, you receive free entry to all others, so a stay in the forest is truly a vacation destination. 

Stillwater State Park is known for its great family programs.  During your stay you might participate in a bike parade, a pancake breakfast, or you might make “fairy houses” or attend a live raptor program.  The park has several campers beaches and provides tent and lean-to camping.  Just down the road is the Groton Nature Center where you can learn more about the forest or pick up one of the many forest hiking trails.  In fact, the trail network within the forest is one of the best in the state, where you and your family can choose a number of trails suited to your ability and interest.  The Cross-Vermont Trail is a multi-use rail trail perfect for a family bike outing. 

Just down the road from the Nature Center is Boulder Beach State Park with its long sand beach and ideal swimming.  Not to be missed is a trip up to Owls Head, an easy hike to a stone tower with an amazing view of the forest – and without a house in sight.  Also fun for day excursions are remote Kettle or Osmore Ponds, where you’ll likely hear the call of loons.  Oh, and watch for moose – they are common in the forest, and at Stillwater in particular.



facebooktwitteryou tubebloggoogle plus

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter

Find parks & fun stuff to do-
Download our free app

app_store
google_play
oh_ranger_vt_app
Vermont's Top 5