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Venture Vermont The Venture Vermont Outdoor
Challenge 2016 Has Begun!

If you've never done Venture Vermont before, the concept is simple. Complete various outdoor activities or challenges (and take pictures!) to earn points. When you reach 250 points, you win free day use admission at all state parks for all this year and next..(wow)

If you're familiar with Venture Vermont, that's great! We have all new challenges for 2016.

Download a scoresheet to get
started!

Vermont State Parks Are Opening For 2016! Are You Ready?
Excited to get out into the parks? So are we! Wilgus State Park opened on April 29th, and other parks will be opening weekly afterwards. All of our parks will be open by Memorial Day.
Check out the full list of 2016 operating dates here>>
We Want To Hear Your Opinions About Molly's Falls State Park!
Here is your chance to weigh in on our newest State Park, Molly's Falls, located on the Marshfield Reservoir, by completing the online survey. This is your chance to help shape the future of this new park!
Complete the survey>>
Mud Season Hiking: Where to Go and Not Go
It's still mud season in Vermont, at least at higher elevations, and we want to remind hikers to please stay off muddy trails. Hiking on muddy trails compacts the soil and can cause severe damage.
So, if there is mud on the ground, turn around!
Here are some other options for hiking in mud season>>
Check Out Our Spring 2016 Newsletter!
This issue features articles on Venture Vermont, woods frogs, spring flowers, and more. Get informed and set before the upcoming summer 2016 season at Vermont State Parks.
Read our April Newsletter>>
ncccVermont State Parks Receives Federal Award
The Americorps National Civilian Community Corps has named Vermont "Project Sponsor of the Year" for providing exceptional project supervision and support to crews working at Ascutney and Wilgus State Parks as well as the newly acquired Muckross property.
Read the full story.
happy park staffVermont State Parks Hosted Over 1 Million visitors this year!
That hasn't happened in 27 years and has only occurred four other times over the 91-year history of the park system.


Thanks for your support! 

Our 2015 Parks of the Year have been announced
Congratulations to Wilgus, Branbury, Sand Bar, and New Discovery State Parks! Keep up the good work.

Introducing the new "Trail Finder" website
Looking for the perfect hike but aren't sure where to go? Visit www.trailfinder.info to narrow your search by location, trail difficulty, or keyword.

vermont parks foreverVermont Parks Forever: The Foundation for Vermont State Parks
Thanks to a dedicated group of dynamic park lovers, Vermont State Parks has some new champions. Vermont Parks Forever leverages private resources to expand access, increase educational opportunities and welcome the next generation to Vermont State Parks. We greatly appreciate your support!

Visit the vermontparksforever.org website today!

Vermont State Parks Blog
The Vermont State Parks blog is your destination for information on different parks, cool nature facts, events and activities across the state, and much more! To visit the blog, click here.

don't move firewood Only firewood from Vermont is permitted in our state parks
Please help prevent invasive species from damaging Vermont's forests by not transporting firewood. Wood can be brought from within Vermont, or you can purchase wood in the campgrounds.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent invasive species.


Camping Tips & Tricks with Sarah, Frank & The Kids


Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of fun times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail! View our complete How-to page.
 


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