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Parks News & Events
The annual Vermont Days Weekend will be held this coming weekend, June 12-13, 2021, offering an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of summer and to explore Vermont’s fishing, state parks and historic culture. As the state continues its push to 80% of eligible Vermonters receiving their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, walk-up clinics will be held at numerous State Parks across the state.Read more
These programs allow Vermonters and visitors to enjoy our state’s natural beauty while listening to and reading literature in the outdoors. Words in the Woods events are made possible by Vermont Humanities, the Vermont Arts Council, and a sponsorship by a Northeast Kingdom donor in honor of poet Judy Chalmer.Read more
The 27 popular remote campsites along the reservoir perimeter can be reserved in advance. While there is no fee for the campsite itself this year, there will be an $8 reservation transaction fee to cover the costs of reservation processing.Read more
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) and its partners remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. And this year, COVID-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking for the public’s assistance with making smart choices to protect both public health and trails during this vulnerable time.Read more
Vermont State Parks is pleased to announce the 2021 Best In Snow - Vermont State Parks Photo Contest. We are looking for high quality images in Vermont State Parks during the winter season from any year. There are two categories for the contest: scenic landscapes and action shots. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place in each category.Read more
As a significant trail project at Mt. Philo State Park ends for the season, project managers and visitors alike are commending the improvements and the broader benefits to Vermont’s outdoor recreation economy.Read more
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) seeks a Director of State Parks. This is a key management position within the Department and is responsible for management of the Vermont state park system, including park planning and operations, capital construction and maintenance activities, and marketing and promotional efforts.Read for more
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is seeking public feedback on the potential designs to enhance Mt. Philo State Park. The intent of the planning process is to update the park to meet current visitor needs, while protecting the environment, enhancing historic and cultural resources and making needed safety improvements.Read more
During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors close to home and connecting with nature is an excellent way to help maintain our mental and physical health.No matter how you enjoy the outdoors, we urge you to practice effective “social distancing” and other measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep you, your family and your community safe.Read for more
Start the new year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont state park. On January 1, 2020, everyone is invited to join a free, guided, family-friendly hike taking place at many state parks and forests across Vermont. Hikes will be led by professional guides and outdoor educators eager to share their knowledge and love of Vermont’s outdoors.Read more
Mt. Ascutney is one of Vermont’s oldest state parks and popular hiking destination. The park is expanding its offerings to include five cabins. The cabins are newly finished in 2019 and are now available.Read more
Vermont State Parks is excited to announce the completion of a significant infrastructure project at Alburgh Dunes State Park, featuring new parking areas, accessibility improvements, a visitor contact center with portable toilets and changing stalls, and a new accessible natural playground, among other elements.Read more
Thanks to a dedicated group of dynamic park lovers, Vermont State Parks has some new champions. Vermont Parks Forever leverages private resources to expand access, increase educational opportunities and welcome the next generation to Vermont State Parks. We greatly appreciate your support!Visit the website
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1394 Green River Dam Rd, Hyde Park, VT 05655
177 Reservoir Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
802.476.0170 (Barre DFPR office)
Marshfield, VT 05658
18 Ricker Pond Campground Rd, Groton, VT 05046
2714 Hathaway Point Rd, St. Albans, VT 05481
787 Kingsland Bay State Park Rd, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
1621 Black Pond Rd, Hubbardton, VT 05743
321 St. John Rd, Hubbardton, VT 05743
34 Gifford Woods Rd, Killington, VT 05751
802.289.0603 (Springfield DFPR office)
Thetford, VT 05047
802.289.0603 (Springfield DFPR office)
26 Muckross Rd, Springfield, VT 05156
855 Coolidge State Park Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056
3034 VT Rte. 30, South Poultney, VT 05764
65 Emerald Lake Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd, Shaftsbury, VT 05262