Holiday gift packages are now available Vermont State Parks' holiday gift packages are now available. The packages are all new this year and include state park passes, gift certificates, and gear designed by Vermont artists. Give the gift of outdoor fun! Click here
Read about getting outside during "stick season", new cabins at Button Bay, our favorite cross country ski trips, and two parks that will have an expanded season for 2014! Click here
New cabins at Button Bay
Two new cabins are available at Button Bay State Park. The cabins, Sedge and Sumac, were completed this past summer and have incredible views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Cabins are popular, so make your reservations for next summer now by booking online or calling our reservation line at 1-888-409-7579.
Extended Season for Lake Carmi and Niquette Bay
Vermont State Parks is pleased to announce that Lake Carmi and Niquette Bay State Parks will be extending their 2014 season through Columbus Day. Now you can enjoy both parks longer!
Off Season Park Use
Vermont State Parks never really close. You can go for a hike or walk anytime. We also permit off season camping in many parks. For everything you need to know see our Off Season Park Use page.
Public Input Sought on Remote Campsites on Waterbury Reservoir
If you frequent Waterbury Reservoir, you might be familiar with the 'unofficial' remote campsites along the shoreline. (Not Little River Campground). We're working on ways to better manage the remote camping, enhance the experience, and to better protect the shoreline resource. Tell us what you think and fill out survey here.
The September newsletter The latest newsletter features our picks for favorite fall hikes, the fall foliage bonanza, why parks are great in the fall, and more! Take a look and get some ideas for fun activities to do this season. Click here to read the newsletter.
So which parks are open after Labor Day?
A lot of them! Fall is a great time to visit the parks. There are fewer people, so the parks are quieter. There are also fewer bugs. Its the perfect time of year for hiking or biking and of course, there is Vermont's world-class foliage. See our list of parks, here.
Take a virtual hike on Mount Mansfield
Fall is a fantastic time to hike in the Green Mountains. Here we provide an interactive, panoramic 360 view of Vermont's highest peak, Mount Mansfield. Use the zoom and swivel features to explore the mountain digitally! Click here
Now, Risk-free reservations! Make that reservation now and plan your adventure in a Vermont State Park, you've got nothing to lose!
If you have to cancel, just call the Reservation Call Center or the park by 2:00 PM on the day before your arrival. When you call, you can switch your reservation to a new date with no penalty. Now that's happy camping! Read more>>
Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of fun times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail! View our complete How-to page, or choose from these options:
These fun videos walk you through some important camping skills
Wondering where to go and what to do? These sample itineraries figure it all out for you