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Lake Shaftsbury State Park


Located in Shaftsbury
Dock at Lake Shaftsbury State Park

Lake Shaftsbury State Park
262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd.
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Park Phone: 802-375-9978

Open for day use:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset

Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend

Pets are not permitted in the day use areas or in the cottage, but are allowed in the group camping area


Lake Shaftsbury State Park Map & Guide (pdf)

Photo Gallery

Shaftsbury Cottage

Shaftsbury Healing Springs Trail (pdf)

Weather Forecast for Lake Shaftsbury

Located on The Shires of Vermont Byway



From Bennington: Go 10 mi. N on Route 7A

N43° 1.348' W73° 10.769'   Directions/Map

About the Park:

Lake Shaftsbury State Park is on an 84-acre parcel surrounding the small but picturesque Lake Shaftsbury. The area operated as a private campground/cabin resort before it became a state park in 1974. It has become a popular park facility in southwestern Vermont.

There is a fully furnished waterfront cottage that comfortably sleeps six, with deck and grill. Lake Shaftsbury also operates a group camping area with clusters of lean-tos (15) available throughout the year for scouts, church groups, and other organizations. Port-a-let facilities are available. There is also a developed beach, play area, and picnic area. The snack bar concession has rental canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and pedal boats. The "Healing Springs Nature Trail" around the lake is also a popular spot.

You Can Rent the Pavilion at Lake Shaftsbury
This open pavilion seats up to 100 people and has electricity, grills, tables, chairs, and a nearby restroom. The pavilion is accessible and costs $100 to rent for a day. Click here for more information.

Nearby Things to Do:

Bennington Monument and Museum, Bennington; Hildene and Equinox Hotel, Manchester; Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Southern Shaftsbury; Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester; Manchester Farmers Market, Manchester Center.



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