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Wilgus State Park


Located in Weathersfield
People in Kayak and Canoe at Wilgus State Park

Wilgus State Park
3985 Route 5
Weathersfield, Vermont 05156

Mailing address:
PO Box 196
Ascutney, VT 05030

Park Phone: 802-674-5422

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

Season: April 24 - Columbus Day weekend

Pets are permitted but are not allowed in cabins


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Located on the Connecticut River Byway

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From I-91 (Exit #8): Go 1-1/2 mi. S on U.S. 5.

N43° 23.397' W72° 24.398'    Directions/Map

About the Park:

The land of Wilgus State Park was given to the state of Vermont in 1933 by Colonel and Mrs. William Wilgus for the creation of Wilgus State Park.

The original park, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, consisted of a picnic area with large flue-type stone fireplaces and picnic tables, and the ranger's quarters.

The campground was developed and expanded between 1960 and the present time. Wilgus State Park is a very popular park for canoes and kayaks, since it is located on the Connecticut River.

There 4 cabins, 15 tent/trailer sites and 6 lean-to sites which overlook the Connecticut River.  There is one rest room with running water and hot showers ($) and another connected to the contact station near the park entrance.  There is a picnic area and 3 lean-tos in the Group area.  Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the contact station as well as a WiFi connection.  A trailer sanitary station is located near the ranger's quarters.  There is also a small picnic shelter that can be reserved at no charge for small groups.

This park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.

Nearby Things to Do:

The road to Mt. Ascutney summit, Windsor Covered Bridge, American Precision Museum, Quechee Gorge, VINS Nature Center, St. Gaudens National Historic Site.



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