Lake St. Catherine State Park
3034 VT Rte. 30 - South
Poultney, Vermont 05764
Park Phone: 802-287-9158
Open for day use:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend
Pet Policy- Pets are permitted in the day use area (but not on the sandy part of the beach or in designated swim area) and all campsites.
Note: The Lake St. Catherine Homeowners Association applies herbicide annually to remove invasive plant species in the Lake. Treatment usually takes place in the third week of June. Because of the treatment, the lake is closed during these 3 days.
2016 treatment is scheduled for Monday, June 27. No swimming, fishing or boating will be allowed 48 hours after treatment.
Lake St. Catherine State Park Interactive Campground Map & Guide (pdf)
D & H Rail Trail
Kid Friendly Fishing at Lake St. Catherine
Weather Forecast for Lake St. Catherine
Located on the Stone Valley Byway
From Poultney: Go 3 mi. S on Hwy. 30.
N43° 28.840' W73° 12.140' Directions/Map
About the Park:
Lake St. Catherine State Park, which consists of 117 acres, first opened as a small picnic and swimming area in 1953. The area is known for its past slate quarrying operations, with remains of slate mills, quarries, and rubble piles still visible. The park itself was once a children's summer camp and farmland.
The campground contains 50 tent/RV sites and 11 lean-to sites. Grassy open areas, wooded sites and lake access make this camping area very popular. Flush toilets, hot showers ($), and a dump station are provided. The park has well-developed picnic and swimming areas. There is a snack bar concession with canoes, kayaks, rowboats and pedal boat rentals. Boating and fishing are popular on the lake.
Park Interpreter Programs:
There is a Park Interpreter offering fun, hands-on activities at this park. Interpreters are park staff solely dedicated to helping you learn more about the natural and cultural history of this park. Are you curious about some of the animals that live in the park? Are you wondering the history of this place you love to visit? Get answers to all your questions by attending interpretive programs, or by having a chat with the Park Interpreter during your visit. Some popular activities available are night hikes, nature crafts, campfire programs, amphibian explorations, and nature games. Check out the calendar of current events to see some of the programs planned during your visit, look for program schedules displayed in the park, and stop by the nature center to learn more.
Click here for a calendar of events at all parks on our department website
Nearby Things to Do:
Equinox Mountain Drive, Manchester; Wilson's Castle and Vermont Marble Exhibit, Proctor; Hildene and Equinox Hotel, Manchester; Bennington Monument and Museum, Bennington; Orvis, Manchester.