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Green River Reservoir State Park


Located in Hyde Park, Eden
Canoe and Green River Reservoir State Park

Green River Reservoir State Park
1393 Green River Dam Rd.
Hyde Park, Vermont 05655

Park Phone: (802) 888-1349

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1631
Morrisville, VT 05661

Staff Hours:
8:00 AM - Official Sunset

Season: May 19 - Columbus Day Weekend

Reservations can be made up to eleven months in advance.

Now through May 15, 2016:
Reservations can be made by calling the reservation call center at 1-888-409-7579 Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm

Starting May 16, 2016:
All reservations, including group sites, are made by calling the park at 802-888-1349.

Sorry, boat and equipment rental is not available at the park, but Up North Canoe and Kayak Rental provides boat drop off and pick up. There is no potable water at this location. Pets are permitted at this park.


Green River Reservoir Interactive Campground Map (pdf)

Photo Gallery

Green River Reservoir Video

Remote Camping

Weather Forecast for
Green River Reservoir



From the junction of VT Routes 100 & 12 in Morrisville: 

Briefly follow Route 12 South to Route 15A; Follow Route 15A to Route 15 East; Turn right on Route 15 East.  Take the first left onto Garfield Road.  Follow Garfield Road for 3.1 miles to the yield sign and turn right (still Garfield Rd.).  Take your next immediate left onto Green River Reservoir Dam Rd. Follow to 1.3 miles to park entrance.

N44° 37.273' W72° 31.616'   Directions/Map

About the Park:

Welcome to Green River Reservoir State Park. Green River Reservoir became a state park in March 1999 when 5,110 acres were purchased from the Morrisville Water and Light Department. This is not your typical Vermont State Park – Green River Reservoir provides camping and paddling experiences in a remote setting.. All campsites can only be reached by paddling to them - some a 1 to 2-mile paddle from the launch site.

The park will remain in its wild and undeveloped condition, with low-impact, compatible recreational use allowed on and around the Reservoir. Management activities will be only those necessary to maintain the property’s character, protect the environment and critical resources, demonstrate sustainable forest and wildlife management, control excessive recreational use, and ensure high-quality outdoor experiences for visitors.

The 653-acre Reservoir includes about 19 miles of shoreline, one of the longest stretches of undeveloped shorelines in Vermont. Access to the park is in the southern part of the Reservoir off of Green River Dam Road. The Reservoir is designated as a “quiet” lake under Vermont “Use of Public Waters Rules.” Boats powered by electric motors up to 5 mph and human-powered watercraft (canoes, kayaks, etc.) are allowed.

There are 28 remote campsites at various locations around the Reservoir. Camping is allowed only at designated campsites and can only be reached by boat. Each remote site has a maximum site occupancy based on the characteristics of the site. There are two designated group campsites that can accommodate up to 12 people each. Some campsites are closed each season and rehabilitated due to overuse through the years. There is also an ADA accessible boardwalk that leads from the parking area to an accessible boat launch. The best way to protect all sites is by using a portable stove instead of a campfire for cooking. Please carry out what you carry in and leave no trace of your visit.

Day use is allowed on the Reservoir in limited numbers. Please do not use campsites for day use activities. There are designated day use sites where fires are permitted. Please build fires only at these sites and in the provided fire rings. Respect the areas of the shoreline that are closed to use for re-vegetation of the sites.

Group Use- In order to provide a primitive camping/paddling experience, only two groups of 8 to 12 (maximum) people are allowed for either camping or day use at one time. Group permits are required for day and camping uses during the season. A license or special use permit may be needed for group activities during the off-season.

Parking is extremely limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Once the parking areas are full, visitors will not be allowed to enter the park.



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