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Nationally renowned storytellers from Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, The Moth, This American Life and more tell hilarious tales to raise money for Vermont Parks Forever, the foundation for the Vermont State Parks. Featuring Tom Bodett and Roy Blount, Jr with special guests. Sponsored by Foard Panel & Farnum Cellulose Insulators. Not suitable for children.

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winter campingUsing the Parks in the Off Season
Great news -- your state parks never close! You are welcome to hike, hunt, ski, snowshoe or sled all winter long. You can camp even in the parks in the off-season. But, before you head out there are some things you need to know. Get all the info you need here.
October Newsletter
Get excited for fall with our October newsletter! Read about Vermont's scenic byways, mountain biking, the fall edition of the Outdoor Observer, and more. Read on
Park of the Year Awards
The Park of the Year awards celebrate parks they have gone above and beyond to provide great service and outdoor fun to visitors. The 2014 winners are: Jamaica, Half Moon Pond, Grand Isle, and Smugglers' Notch State Parks!
trail running blogNew: Trail Running web pages and blog series
Our trail runners, Rebecca, Jay, Steve & Matt try out different trail running routes and share their experiences with you!
We'll also post these on our trail running web pages and include additional photos, videos and maps.

ft summer summer aleNumber One Brew State, Vermont Taps State Parks for New Pint Partnership
In the Green Mountain State, Vermonters’ love for the outdoors and passion for local brews have come together in a State-brewery collaboration. Vermont State Parks and Whetstone Station in Brattleboro, Vt. have brewed up a partnership that features two state park named beers, Fort Dummer Summer and Molly Stark Dark, brewed with water sourced directly from those two State Parks.
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Vermont State Parks Blog
The Vermont State Parks blog is your destination for information on different parks, cool nature facts, events and activities across the state, and much more! To visit the blog, click here.

don't move firewood Only firewood from Vermont is permitted in our state parks
Please help prevent invasive species from damaging Vermont's forests by not transporting firewood. Wood can be brought from within Vermont, or you can purchase wood in the campgrounds.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent invasive species.

Venture Vermont 2014
The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is open from April 15 - October 15, 2014 ! Join in the fun by downloading a scorecard from our website, check off different activities as you complete them, and take photos of yourself along the way.When you reach 250 points, you are eligible to receive a VIP token and free day use in the parks for the rest of the current season and the following year. Click here to download a scorecard.

photo internsCheck out photos from our Photography Interns
They share their talent with us to capture the beauty, diversity and fun of Vermont State Parks! View their work and learn more about becoming a Photography Intern with state parks this season
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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!

Camping Tips & Tricks with Sarah, Frank & The Kids

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.
campingNow, 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!
 


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