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Waterbury Center
State Park


Located in Waterbury

Waterbury Center State Park
177 Reservoir Rd.
Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677

Park Phone: 802-244-1226

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

Season: May 27 - Columbus Day Weekend

Pets are not permitted during park operating hours.


Waterbury Center Nature Trail (pdf)

Photo Gallery

Waterbury Reservoir Boating (pdf)

Friends of Waterbury Reservoir

Management Plan Set for Waterbury Reservoir Remote Campsites

Waterbury Reservoir Remote Campsite Map

Weather Forecast for Waterbury Center

Located on the Green Mountain Byway



From I-89 (Exit 10): Take exit 10 from I-89, continue on 100 N for 3 miles. Turn onto Reservoir Road and continue for .04 miles.

N44° 22.782' W72° 43.618'    Directions/Map

About the Park

Waterbury Center State Park lies on the easterly trivium of Waterbury Reservoir, a quarter mile off VT Route 100. It is an integral recreation resource in Central Vermont and one of the newer park facilities within Mount Mansfield State Forest. The Reservoir is the ninth largest body of water in the state of Vermont and was created in the 1930's by the CCC as a flood control project to protect towns and villages along the Winooski River Valley. From late spring to early fall the Reservoir is maintained to a surface area of 850 acres and has a maximum depth of 100 feet. To prepare for normal spring snow melt and runoff, the surface area is reduced to between 415 - 610 acres throughout the winter. The designed flood control capacity of Waterbury Reservoir is approximately 9,000,000,000 gallons.

The park is located on a 90-acre peninsula with 22 picnic sites, tables, hibachis, swimming beach, nature trail, trailer boat ramp, boat rentals, concession area and restrooms.

A new, universally accessible trail was constructed in 2010 that includes two accessible fishing platforms.

Nearby Things to Do:

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Green Mountain Club Headquarters (Waterbury Center), ZipTour, Treetop Adventure, and gondolas (Stowe); Granite Quarries (Barre); State Capitol (Montpelier); Vermont History Center (Barre)



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