Fees and Passes

Prices effective August 24, 2022

Vermont State Parks rely on user fees for day-to-day operation and maintenance.

To enjoy unlimited, discounted use of the parks, consider a season vehicle pass or an individual pass.

Punch cards never expire and they provide another way to visit the parks at a discount.

If you are 62 years or older and a Vermont resident, or a Vermont resident who is a veteran who has been honorably discharged from active duty in US armed services, you are eligible for a lifetime day entry pass into the parks called the Green Mountain Passport.

Day Use Admittance Fees

Adult (14 +) Child (4-13) Small Child (0-3)
Day Entry Fee $5 $2 FREE

Season Passes

  • $30 for a 10 punch card
  • $30 for individual pass
  • $90 for vehicle pass

Lifetime Passes

  • Green Mountain Passport. For VT residents 62 yrs. or older, or honorably discharged veterans. Good for lifetime free day entry. Cost $2 and available only from your local Town Clerk's office.

Group Entry (25 people or more)

  • $3 per person (age 14 and older)
  • $2 per person (ages 4 - 13)
  • Payment must be made in one lump sum; otherwise regular rates apply

School Groups

  • .50 per person
  • Only good during the school year
  • For K-12 school groups only
  • PLEASE NOTE: In order to provide you with the best possible experience, school groups must contact the parks at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Municipal Recreation Groups

  • 1 – 25 persons including staff and drivers = $250.00 per month.
  • Each additional group of 25 persons or parts thereof, additional $250.00 per month

Camping Fees

Site Type VT Residents Non-Residents Prime Sites Extra People Over 4 (max 8) Pets
RV/Tent Site $20 $28 Add $2 $5 per person, per night $2 per pet, per night
Lean-tos $30 $38 Add $2 $5 per person, per night $2 per pet, per night
Burton Island lean-to $40 $50 Add $2 $5 per person, per night $2 per pet, per night

Base site price is for up to 4 people. There is an additional, non-refundable $8 reservation fee per site for advance reservations.

Group Camping

Cabin Fees (No cleaning deposit required)

Park # of Cabins VT Resident Non-Resident
Brighton 5 $60/night $68/night
Burton Island 3 $73/night $75/night
Button Bay 4 $60/night $68/night
Gifford Woods 4 $60/night $68/night
Grand Isle 4 $60/night $68/night
Half Moon 5 $60/night $68/night
Lake Carmi 2 $60/night $68/night
Little River 5 $60/night $68/night
Mount Ascutney 5 $60/night $68/night
Ricker Pond 5 $60/night $68/night
Wilgus 4 $60/night $68/night
Woodford 4 $60/night $68/night

Cottage Fees ($100 cleaning deposit required)

* 3-night rentals available only before June 15th or after Labor Day

Park # of Cottages Nightly Fee* Weekly Fee
Branbury 1 $80/night* $560/week
Camp Plymouth 4 $97/night* $679/week
Crystal Lake 1 $75/night* $525/week
Half Moon 1 $88/night* $616/week
Lake Shaftsbury 1 $80/night* $560/week
Ricker Pond (original cottage) 1 $75/night* $525/week
Ricker Pond (Perry Merrill cottage) 1 $110/night* $770/week

Pavilion and Shelter Fees

  • Can be reserved up to 11 months in advance
  • $100 damage/compliance deposit required ($500 at Kingsland Bay)
  • Day use admittance fees not included in cost of renting pavilion, except at Kingsland Bay and the Elmore Beach House (included)
  • This is an $8 non-refundable reservation fee for advance reservations.
  • There is a $25 non-refundable cancellation fee. The balance of the fees may be refunded if cancelled at any time prior to the event.

Large Pavilions and Shelters (Accommodating 100 or more people)

Park Type Electric Max. # of people Cost
Allis Open-air pavilion 100 $125
Bomoseen Open-air pavilion 100 $125
(Free M-Th)
Boulder Beach Open-air pavilion 100 $125
Button Bay Open-air pavilion 300 $200
(Free M-Th)
Camp Plymouth Fernwood open-air pavilion 100 $125
Camp Plymouth Harwood indoor pavilion 150 $300
Elmore Open-air pavilion 100 $125
(Free M-Th)
Emerald Lake Open-air pavilion 100 $125
(Free M-Th)
Kill Kare Open-air pavilion 100 $125
Kill Kare Rocky Point House, pavilion and lawn area 300 $1200
Kingsland Bay Banquet hall 150 $2500 ($900 M-Th)
Knight Point Open-air pavilion 100 $125
Lake Shaftsbury Open-air pavilion 100 $125
New Discovery Osmore Pond open-air pavilion 100 $125
(Free M-Th)
Silver Lake Open-air pavilion 100 $125

Mid-size Pavilions and Shelters (Accommodating 50-100 people)

Park Type Electric Max. # of people Cost
Camp Plymouth Wedding Grove open-air pavilion 60 $125
Coolidge Open-air pavilion 70 $125
(Free M-Th)
D.A.R. Open-air pavilion 60 $125
(Free M-Th)
Elmore Function room 50 $200
Kingsland Bay Theater building 50 $150
Molly Stark Open-air pavilion 60 $125
(Free M-Th)
Mt. Philo Indoor meeting room 60 $200 M-Fr
$300 Sat & Sun
New Discovery Owl's Head open-air pavilion 50 $125
(Free M-Th)

Small Pavilions and Shelters (Accommodating 50 people or less)

Park Type Electric Max. # of people Cost
Branbury East shelter (screened-in) 40 $50
Branbury West shelter (screened-in) 40 $50
Kill Kare West Function Room 22 $300
Maidstone Open-air pavilion 35 $125
(Free M-Th)
Mt. Ascutney Open-air pavilion 30 $125
(Free M-Th)

Boat Rental Fees Note: Private companies that rent boats in state parks may have different rates

Min. time rental Price/ hour Price/ half day Price/ full day
Rowboat/Canoe/Single Kayak 1 hour $10 $30 $40
Tandem Kayak 1 hour $12 $32 $50
Stand-up Paddleboard .5 hour $20 N/A N/A
Pedal Boat .5 hour $7 N/A N/A

Bike Rental Fees Burton Island & Grand Isle Only

Half Day (4 hours) Full Day (24 hours) Additional Day (24 hours)
Bike Rentals $15 + tax $25 + tax $15 + tax

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Firewood: $6 per bundle; ($8 at Burton Island)


  • Coin Operated Showers: $0.50 for 4 minutes, 25 cents for each additional minute. Max 15 quarters.
  • The majority of state parks have coin operated showers. See exceptions below.
  • Token Operated Showers: $0.50 per token. One token for 5 minutes of hot water. Tokens are available at the contact station during regular operating hours.
  • Bath houses using shower tokens instead of coins are: Bomoseen, Branbury, Button Bay, D.A.R., Emerald Lake, Half Moon Pond, Molly Stark, Mt. Philo, Lake St. Catherine, and Woodford.

Dump Station

  • $15 for RV's up to 30 feet
  • $30 for RV's and buses over 30 feet
  • FREE for campers

Trash Removal

  • $1 per bag for day use users
  • $3 per bag for pavilion group users
  • Trash removal is included in rental fee at Kingsland Bay, Kill Kare and Elmore (Full Beach House)

Seyon Lodge State Park Fees

Seyon Lodge State Park offers some amenities and services that other parks do not. For a complete list of these amenities and the fees associated, please visit the Seyon Lodge State Park page.

Burton Island State Park Marina Information and Fees

Docks can be reserved for the season starting May 15 when the office opens. Other dock and moorings may not be reserved in advance but are available on a first come-first served basis.

To make reservations, please call the park directly at (802) 524-6353.

  • Docking is $2.25 per foot/per day, or any part thereof
  • Moorings or anchoring are $1/per foot per day, or any part thereof
  • Seasonal Slips at Burton Island Marina $65/per foot; 18-foot minimum vessel length;
  • Dockage does not include a continuous water hookup

Registered campers with boats up to 16 feet in length may use a marina slip for no additional fee. Campers with boats greater than 16 feet but less than 25 feet will be assessed at the current marina rate for each foot in length more than 16 feet. Boats greater than 26 feet in length, or boats with persons sleeping aboard overnight, will be assessed at the full marina rate.

Island Runner Ferry: $4 each way per person for day users. $8 each way per person for campers. Bikes are an additional $2.

Gear delivery to your site is available for $10 each way.

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