177 Reservoir Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Season: May 27th - Columbus Day Weekend
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset
Pets Pets are not permitted at this park.

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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.
Hiking Hiking: A universally-accessible trail was created in 2010.
Swimming Swimming: Waterbury Center State Park has a beach with a designated swimming area.
Boating Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. There is a boat launch, and canoes and kayaks can be rented.
Fishing Fishing: Some of the fish species in Waterbury Reservoir include rainbow trout, perch, and bullhead.
Picnicking Picnicking: A great park for bringing a picnic lunch. Lots of grassy areas and picnic tables for visitors.
Volleyball Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.


Picnicking at Waterbury Center
Waterbury Center is a great place to picnic

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 and contains:

  • 22 picnic sites
  • picnic tables
  • hibachis
  • a swimming beach
  • a nature trail
  • trailer boat ramp
  • boat rentals
  • a concession area
  • restrooms

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

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