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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

Swimming

Nothing feels as good as a dip in clear, clean water on a hot summer day. Vermont State Parks have some great options, whether you want to swim in a lake, river or even a swimming pool. There are big lakes like Lake Champlain, Bomoseen and Lake Carmi, or smaller, quieter lakes like Silver Lake or Lake St. Catherine. There is a brand new kid-friendly swimming pool with slide at Button Bay State Park and Salmon Hole on the West River is a great place to cool off at Jamaica State Park.

Most Vermont State Parks that are located on bodies of water have beaches, restroom facilities, canoe and kayak rentals and sometimes even concession stands. We perform weekly swim water testing. Lifeguards are available only at the Button Bay pool.

See our latest swim water test results

NORTHWEST

Park Type of Swimming Day Use Boat Rental Snack Bar Playground
Alburgh Dunes Sandy Beach Yes No No No
Burton Island Rocky Beach Yes Yes Yes No
Grand Isle Rocky Beach No Yes No Yes
Kamp Kill Kare Grassy/ Sandy Beach Yes Yes No No
Knight Island Rocky Beach No No No No
Knight Point Grassy/ Rocky Beach Yes Yes No No
Lake Carmi Grassy/ Sandy Beach Yes Yes No No
Sand Bar Sandy Beach Yes Yes Yes No
Woods Island Rocky Beach No No No No

NORTHEAST

Park Type of Swimming Day Use Boat Rental Snack Bar Playground
Boulder Beach Sandy Beach Yes Yes Yes No
Brighton Sandy Beach Yes Yes No Yes
Crystal Lake Sandy Beach Yes Yes No No
Elmore Sandy Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Green River Reservoir Remote Lakeside No No No No
Kettle Pond Remote Lakeside No No No No
Little River Rocky Beach No Yes No Yes
Maidstone Sandy Beach Yes Yes No Yes
Ricker Pond Small Campers' Beach No Yes No No
Stillwater Sandy Beach No Yes No Yes
Waterbury Center Grassy/ Sandy Beach Yes Yes No No

SOUTHWEST

Park Type of Swimming Day Use Boat Rental Snack Bar Playground
Bomoseen Grassy/Sand Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Branbury Grassy/ Sand Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Button Bay Pool Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emerald Lake Grassy/ Sand Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Half Moon Pond Small Campers' Beach No Yes No No
Kingsland Bay Grassy/ Dock Yes Yes No No
Lake Shaftsbury Grassy/ Sand Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lake St. Catherine Grassy/ Sand Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Woodford Sandy Beach Yes Yes No Yes

SOUTHEAST

Park Type of Swimming Day Use Boat Rental Snack Bar Playground
Camp Plymouth Grassy/Sand Beach Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jamaica West River Yes No No Yes
Silver Lake Grassy/Sandy/Dock Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wilgus Connecticut River Yes Yes No No

 




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