Fees and Passes

Vermont State Parks rely on user fees for day-to-day operation and maintenance.

To enjoy unlimited, discounted use of the parks, consider a season vehicle pass or an individual pass.

Punch cards never expire and they provide another way to visit the parks at a discount.

If you are 62 years or older and a Vermont resident, or a Vermont resident who is a veteran who has been honorably discharged from active duty in US armed services, you are eligible for a lifetime day entry pass into the parks called the Green Mountain Passport.

Day Use Admittance Fees

Adult (14 +) Child (4-13) Small Child (0-3)
Day Entree Fee $4 $2 FREE

Group Entry (25 people or more)

  • $3 per person (age 14 and older)
  • $2 per person (ages 4 - 13)
  • Payment must be made in one lump sum

School Groups

  • .50 per person
  • Only good during the school year
  • For K-12 school groups only

Municipal Recreation Groups

  • $150 per month for the first 50 persons (including staff and drivers)
  • $150 per month for each additional 50 persons or part therof

Camping Fees

Camping Fees Tent/RV Base Rate Lean-to Base Rate Prime Sites Non-Resident Extra People Over 4 (max 8) Pets
Most Parks $18 $25 Add $2 Add $2 $5 per person, per night $1 per pet, per night
Burton Island $18 $37 N/A Add $2 $5 per person, per night $1 per pet, per night
Green River Reservoir Regular: $5 per person, per night. 3 people min, 7 people max
Prime: $6 per person per night. 3 people min, 7 people max
$1 per pet, per night

Group Camping

Cabin Fees (No cleaning deposit required)

Park # of Cabins VT Resident Non-Resident
Brighton 5 $48/night $50/night
Burton Island 3 $73/night $75/night
Button Bay 4 $48/night $50/night
Gifford Woods 4 $48/night $50/night
Grand Isle 4 $48/night $50/night
Half Moon 5 $48/night $50/night
Lake Carmi 2 $48/night $50/night
Little River 5 $48/night $50/night
Ricker Pond 5 $48/night $50/night
Wilgus 4 $48/night $50/night
Woodford 4 $48/night $50/night

Cottage Fees ($100 cleaning deposit required)

* 3-night rentals available only before June 15th or after Labor Day

Park # of Cottages Nightly Fee* Weekly Fee
Branbury 1 $80/night* $560/week
Camp Plymouth 4 $97/night* $679/week
Crystal Lake 1 $75/night* $525/week
Half Moon 1 $88/night* $616/week
Lake Shaftsbury 1 $80/night* $560/week
Ricker Pond (original cottage) 1 $75/night* $525/week
Ricker Pond (Perry Merrill cottage) 1 $110/night* $770/week

Pavilion and Shelter Fees

  • Can be reserved up to 11 months in advance
  • $100 damage/compliance deposit required ($500 at Kingsland Bay)
  • Day use admittance fees not included in cost of renting pavilion, except at Kingsland Bay and the Elmore Beach House (included)
  • There is a $25 non-refundable reservation fee. The balance of the fees may be refunded if cancelled at any time prior to the event.

Large Pavilions and Shelters (Accommodating 100 or more people)

Park Type Electric Max. # of people Cost
Allis Open-air pavilion 100 $100
Bomoseen Open-air pavilion 100 $100
(Free M-Th)
Boulder Beach Open-air pavilion 100 $100
Button Bay Open-air pavilion 300 $200
(Free M-Th)
Camp Plymouth Fernwood open-air pavilion 100 $100
(Free M-Th)
Camp Plymouth Harwood indoor pavilion 150 $300
Elmore Beach house 100 $450
Elmore Open-air pavilion 100 $100
(Free M-Th)
Emerald Lake Open-air pavilion 100 $100
(Free M-Th)
Kamp Kill Kare Open-air pavilion 100 $100
Kamp Kill Kare Rocky Point House, pavilion and lawn area 300 $1200
Kingsland Bay Banquet hall 150 $2500 ($900 M-Th)
Knight Point Open-air pavilion 100 $100
Lake Shaftsbury Open-air pavilion 100 $100
New Discovery Osmore Pond open-air pavilion 100 $100
(Free M-Th)
Silver Lake Open-air pavilion 100 $100

Mid-size Pavilions and Shelters (Accommodating 50-100 people)

Park Type Electric Max. # of people Cost
Camp Plymouth Wedding Grove open-air pavilion 60 $100
Coolidge Open-air pavilion 70 $100
(Free M-Th)
D.A.R. Open-air pavilion 60 $100
(Free M-Th)
Elmore Function room 50 $200
Kingsland Bay Theater building 50 $150
Molly Stark Open-air pavilion 60 $100
(Free M-Th)
Mt. Philo Indoor meeting room 60 $200 M-Fr
$300 Sat & Sun
New Discovery Owl's Head open-air pavilion 50 $100
(Free M-Th)
Underhill Open-air pavilion 50 $100
(Free M-Th)

Small Pavilions and Shelters (Accommodating 50 people or less)

Park Type Electric Max. # of people Cost
Branbury East shelter (screened-in) 40 $25
Branbury West shelter (screened-in) 40 $25
Kamp Kill Kare West Function Room 22 $300
Maidstone Open-air pavilion 35 $100
(Free M-Th)
Mt. Ascutney Open-air pavilion 30 $100
(Free M-Th)

Boat Rental Fees Note: Private companies that rent boats in state parks may have different rates

Min. time rental Price/ hour Price/ half day Price/ full day
Rowboat/Canoe/Single Kayak 1 hour $10 $30 $40
Tandem Kayak 1 hour $12 $32 $50
Stand-up Paddleboard .5 hour $10 N/A N/A
Pedal Boat .5 hour $7 N/A N/A

Osmore or Kettle Pond overnight canoe rental to access remote sites: $35 per night per tandem canoe

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Firewood: $6 per bundle
  • Showers: 50 cents for 4 minutes, 25 cents for each additional minute. Max 15 quarters.

Dump Station

  • $15 for RV's up to 30 feet
  • $30 for RV's and buses over 30 feet
  • FREE for campers

Trash Removal

  • $1 per bag for day use users
  • $3 per bag for pavilion group users
  • Trash removal is included in rental fee at Kingsland Bay, Kamp Kill Kare and Elmore (Full Beach House)

Seyon Lodge State Park Fees

Seyon Lodge State Park offers some amenities and services that other parks do not. For a complete list of these amenities and the fees associated, please visit the Seyon Lodge State Park page.

Burton Island State Park Marina Information and Fees

Docks for power boats in the inner marina may be reserved within two weeks of your stay. Other dock and moorings may not be reserved in advance but are available on a first come-first served basis.

To make reservations, please call the park directly at (802) 524-6353.

  • Docking is $1.75 per foot/per day, or any part thereof
  • Moorings or anchorings are $.75/per foot per day, or any part thereof
  • $3 per day or any part therof for electric hookups 35' and under
  • $4 per day or any part therof for eletric hookups longer than 35'
  • Boat pump out station is free for marina guests and $10 for non-guests
  • Dockage does not include a continuous water hookup

Registered campers with boats up to 16 feet in length may use a marina slip for no additional fee. Campers with boats greater than 16 feet but less than 25 feet will be assessed at the current marina rate for each foot in length more than 16 feet. Boats greater than 26 feet in length, or boats with persons sleeping aboard overnight, will be assessed at the full marina rate.

Island Runner Ferry: $4 each way per person for day users. $8 each way per person for campers. Bikes are an additional $2.

Gear delivery to your site is available for $10 each way.

Park Passes

Season Vehicle Pass

  • $90 annual pass
  • $50 for additional vehicle pass (must be registered to the same household)
  • Provides unlimited day use entry to any park, all season, for up to 8 people in one vehicle
  • Passes are non-transferable, must be affixed to vehicle front bumper
  • Can be obtained by calling our Central Reservation Call Center at 1-888-409-7579 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm) or by purchasing online.
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Season Individual Pass

  • $30 annual pass
  • Provides unlimited day use entry to any park, all season, for one individual
  • Passes are non-transferable
  • Can be obtained by calling our Central Reservation Call Center at 1-888-409-7579 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm) or by purchasing online.
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Punch Card

  • $30, 10-use punch card
  • Never expires, 1 punch per person
  • Can be obtained by calling our Central Reservation Call Center at 1-888-409-7579 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm) or by purchasing online.
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Library Pass

  • Free!
  • Available to check out from your local library
  • Permits up to 8 people in one vehicle entry into any VT State Park day use area
  • Visit your local library for more information

Seyon Fishing Pass

  • $125 annual pass to Seyon Lodge State Park
  • Includes day use entry and row boat rental
  • Visit Seyon Lodge State Park's page for more information

Green Mountain Passport

  • $2 lifetime day-use pass available to VT residents who:
  • Are 62 years of age or older OR
  • Are veterans honorably discharged from active duty in the US armed services
  • Only available from your local town clerk's office

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