Hubbardton, VT 05743
Park Updates & Alerts
- Please review our COVID-19 updates page before visiting.
- Firewood is not to be brought to parks UNLESS the wood is packaged, labeled as having been heat treated, and certified by USDA or the appropriate state department of agriculture. For more info, click here.
- The Dragonfly cabin is now pet-friendly.
Take US-4 to exit 4 VT-30 N, Take VT-30 N 7 miles, turn Left on Hortonia Rd., in 1.7 miles turn left on Black Pond Rd., Park is on left in 2.1 miles.
Take US-7 South to VT-30 in Middlebury. Follow VT-30 S for 21.8 miles, turn right onto Hortonia Rd. In 1.7 miles turn left onto Black Pond Rd. Park is on left at 2.1 miles.
Nestled away in the forests of 3,500-acre Bomoseen State Park sits the quiet camping area of Half Moon Pond State Park. The park is located in the dense woods of a small, sheltered basin, surrounding Half Moon Pond. The campground offers camping for all tastes with its waterfront campsites and lean-to's and five furnished cabins. For those seeking more creature comforts, Tall Timbers Cottage, with its waterfront location and private boat dock, offers all the amenities of home.
A perfect place for campers seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the park offers a vast trail system including a short walk or, for the more ambitious, a full-day’s hike. Hikers are likely to see a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer or an occasional moose.
Facilities / Amenities
With sites both on the water's edge and in the woods, the 52 tent/RV sites, 5 cabins and 11 lean-to sites provide great camping opportunities in a quiet, peaceful environment. There are restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated showers. There is also an RV dump station. There is a play area and hiking trails to High Pond and to Bomoseen State Park.
Motorized watercraft are not allowed on Half Moon Pond. Rowboats, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are available for rent from the park office, and two small, sandy beaches provide locations for sunbathing and swimming. The pond also has excellent fishing, where anglers can catch panfish, yellow perch and largemouth bass. Other exceptional fishing opportunities can be found at nearby Glen Lake and Lake Bomoseen.
In addition to the five cabins available to rent, Half Moon Pond also rents the Tall Timbers Cottage. Located on the waterfront, the cottage sleeps 6 people and comes with a private dock.
This park has a park interpreter offering fun, hands-on activities. Interpreters are park staff solely dedicated to helping you learn more about the natural and cultural history of the park. Some popular activities include night hikes, nature crafts and games, campfire programs and amphibian explorations.
Check out the of current events to see some of the programs planned during your visit.