856 VT Route 12
Lake Elmore, VT 05657
Season: Friday of Memorial Day Weekend - 2nd Monday in October
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset
Camping Camping: 44 tent/RV sites, 15 lean-to sites
Pets Pets are not permitted on the beach but are allowed elsewhere throughout the park. Please clean up after your pets.

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  • 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 South (Montpelier):
On I-89 N, get off at exit 8 in Montpelier, follow VT-12 to the town of Lake Elmore, park sign is on the left.
From North (Burlington):
Follow I-89 S to VT-100 N in Waterbury. Take exit 10 from I-89 S. Continue on VT-100 N. Drive to VT-12 S in the town of Lake Elmore.
Camping Camping: Elmore State Park has 44 tent/RV sites and 15 lean-to's.
Hiking Hiking: Two trails lead to the summit of Elmore Mountain (elev: 2,608 ft). There is a fire tower at the summit, offering great, 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
Swimming Swimming: Elmore State Park has a beach with a designated swimming area.
Boating Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and a row boat can be rented from the Beach House.
Fishing Fishing: Mostly small fishing in Lake Elmore (perch, pike, and panfish).
Picnicking Picnicking: There is a picnic pavilion available for rent. There are also picnic tables throughout the day use areas.
Stand-up Padding Boarding Stand-up Padding Boarding: SUPs are available to rent from the Beach House.
Horseshoes Horseshoes: There are two horseshoe pits at the park.
Volleyball Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.


The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont.” Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is mostly forested and agricultural land. Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, which rises almost from the lake’s shore, are prominent features of the town.

Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Worcester Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain has an elevation of 2,608 feet.

The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a popular, developed recreation facility.

Facilities / Amenities

Elmore Beach House
The Beach House at Elmore State Park

The park has:

  • a campground with 44 tent/RV sites and 15 lean-to sites
  • 2 campground bathrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated showers
  • hiking trails leading to the top of Elmore Mountain and the fire tower
  • a large, sandy beach great for swimming
  • boat rentals
  • a CCC-built beach house with bathrooms and changing rooms and a concession stand selling park merchandise and light fare

Renting facilities at Elmore:

The function room seats up to 50 people and can be rented for group functions. Tables and chairs are provided.
The function room seats up to 50 people and can be rented for group functions. Tables and chairs are provided.

The beach house function room is available to rent season-long. The function room seats up to 50 people in a private room overlooking the beach and lake. Electricity, restrooms, tables and chairs for 50 provided.

Elmore Picnic Pavilion
Elmore State Park pavilion

Elmore also has an outdoor picnic pavilion. The pavilion seats up to 100 people and has charcoal grills, picnic tables, and restrooms nearby. There is electricity, and the pavilion is accessible.

Learn more about pavilions and shelters

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