3570 Lake Dunmore Rd
Salisbury, VT 05769
Season: May 10 - the 2nd Monday in October
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset
Camping Camping: 36 tent sites, 7 lean-to sites
Cabin/cottage/lodge Cabins/ Cottages: 1 cottage available to rent
Pets Pets are not permitted on the sandy beach or in the designated swimming area or in the cottage. Pets are allowed elsewhere throughout the park. Please clean up after your pets.

Park Updates & Alerts

  • Bath housess use shower tokens instead of coins. One token costs .50 for 5 minutes of hot water. Tokens are available at the contact station during regular operating hours.
  • Check for beach closures and latest swimwater test results for this location.
  • Firewood is not to be brought to parks from out of state 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.
From Middlebury:
Go 7 miles south on U.S. 7, then 4 miles south on Hwy. 53.
Camping Camping: This park has 36 tent/RV sites and 7 lean-to sites for campers.
Hiking Hiking: The park has a number of hiking trails ranging in difficulty.
Swimming Swimming: The park has a 1000 foot, natural and sandy beach on Lake Dunmore.
Boating Boating: The park is great for boating. You can launch your own canoe, kayak or SUP at the beach. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and a rowboat are available to rent.
Stand-up Paddle Boarding Stand-up Paddle Boarding: SUP's are available to rent through the park.
Fishing Fishing: There is great fishing on Lake Dunmore. Some species include rainbow trout, salmon, perch and pike.
Picnicking Picnicking: There is a day-use field with picnic tables. The beach also makes a good spot for a picnic.
Nature Program Nature Programs: There are nature programs and a park interpreter at this park.
Mountain Biking Mountain Biking: There are mountain biking opportunities at the nearby Moosalamoo Recreation Area.
Volleyball Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.


Branbury is located on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo. The Green Mountain National Forest is its neighbor to the east. Historically, the 69-acre park operated as a farm at the turn of the century, then as a guest house, summer boy's camp and private beach and picnic area. In 1945, it became Branbury (Brandon-Salisbury) State Park. The 1000 foot natural sandy beach, clean, clear Lake Dunmore, and the large open grassy areas make the area very popular for swimming, sunning, or picnicking.

Branbury cottage
The Moosalamoo Cottage is available to rent

Facilities / Amenities

The park is divided by Route 53. 19 tent/RV sites and 7 lean-to sites are on one side of the highway in a heavily wooded area, and 17 tent/RV sites are located along the perimeter of a grassy open area near the beach. There are restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. There is also a concession stand selling snacks, drinks and beach toys.

Nearby hiking trails to scenic vistas, waterfalls, caves, mountain lakes and streams provide outstanding hiking opportunites. Mountain biking trails are also nearby. There is fishing and boating on Lake Dunmore (canoe, kayak, rowboat, and pedal boat rentals are available at the park).

The park has 2 shelters available to rent. The screened-in, wooden rooms can seat 40 people each. Click here to learn more about the shelters.

The park rents out the two-bedroom, lake-accessible Moosalamoo Cottage. Reservations may only be made by calling the Reservation Call Center at 1-888-409-7579 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm).

Cottage pricing and details

Park Interpreter

Branbury Nature Center
The Nature Center at Branbury State Park

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.

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