284 Allis State Park Rd.
Randolph, VT 05060
Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset. FREE
Camping Camping: 18 tent sites, 8 lean-to sites
Pets Pets are permitted throughout the park

Park Updates & Alerts

  • Access either from the gate at the end of State Park Road or from the intersection of State Park Road and Route 66 (if State Park Road is not plowed).
From South (Montpelier):
Take I-89 to Exit 4; Turn left onto VT 66 West and travel for 1.6 mi; turn right onto Windover Rd. and travel for .4 mi.; continue straight onto VT 12 North for 10 mi.; turn right onto VT 65 East (a gravel road) and for 1.3 mi.; turn right onto Allis State Park Rd. up the hill and continue .5 mi. to park headquarters.
From North (Burlington):
Take I-89 to Exit 5; turn right onto VT 64 West and continue for 2.7 mi.; turn left onto VT 12 South for 4.4 mi.; turn left onto VT 65 East (gravel road) for 1.3 mi.; turn right onto Allis State Park Rd. up the hill and continue .5 mi. to park headquarters.
Camping: Allis State Park has 18 tent/RV sites and 8 lean-to's.
Hiking: The Bear Hill Nature Trail is a .75 mile family friendly loop trail with scenic views. There is also a fire tower you can climb for a panoramic view of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Picnicking Picnicking: There is a day use field with picnic tables. There is also a picnic pavilion that can be rented.
Horseshoes: There are two horseshoe pits at the park.

Welcome

Allis State Park was established in 1928 as Vermont’s second developed state park. The park is named for Wallace Allis, who willed his Bear Mountain Farm to the State of Vermont to be developed as a campground and recreational area.  It is located on the summit of Bear Hill which provides sweeping views of central Vermont from a lookout tower once used to spot forest fires. On a clear day, Killington, Pico, and Mt Ascutney peaks are visible to the south; Camel's Hump and Mt. Mansfield to the north; Abraham, Lincoln, and Ellen to the west; the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east. The fire tower has an information panel explaining the view.

The property was in the Allis family for several generations as a working farm. The entire hill was open pasture land with excellent views from just about any spot. Mr. Allis allowed the public to enjoy the views from the hill; its popularity led him to leave it to the State. Today, all that remains as evidence of the farm are many stone walls that crisscross the property.

The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) beginning in 1932. They built up the access roads, constructed a massive timber picnic shelter, picnic grounds and a campground. The park has undergone several improvements and changes in operations since that time.

Facilities / Amenities

Allis picnic pavilion
The pavilion at Allis is available to rent

The campground has 18 tent/RV sites and 8 lean-to's. There is a restroom with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. A sanitary dump station is available, but there are no hookups. There is also a secluded group camping area that can accommodate up to 24 people.

You can rent the pavilion at Allis. This open log pavilion seats up to 100 people, has electricity, a restroom and is universally accessible. Grills and fireplaces are available for use as well as 9 picnic tables. Hiking loops are nearby too.

Learn more about picnic pavilions

Allis also has a fire tower you can climb which provides sweeping views of central Vermont. On a clear day, Killington, Pico, and Mt Ascutney peaks are visible to the south; Camel's Hump and Mt. Mansfield to the north; Abraham, Lincoln, and Ellen to the west; the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east.

Allis fire tower
The fire tower offers great views of the surrounding area

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