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Give the gift of summer in Vermont this holiday season!

holiday giftsWe make it easy!
Buy ready-to-give, fully wrapped Holiday Gift Packages that come with park passes, camping and park gear.

Or, purchase park t-shirts, water bottles, park passes for a great stocking stuffer. You can also purchase gift certificates in any denomination

You'll be sure to find something for everyone on your list.

Start shopping now!

first day hikesFirst Day Hikes 2015
On January 1, 2015, come celebrate the new year with a First Day Hike in Vermont State Parks or on state lands! Hikes will be led by experienced guides at several locations statewide. To learn more, contact FPR's Recreation Coordinator, Jessica Savage at 802-249-1230 or check our events page throughout the month. Read full press release.

December Newsletter
The December newsletter celebrates the season with tips from the Outdoor Observer on fun winter activities, information about First Day Hikes 2015, stargazing in winter, your holiday gift guide, and more.
Read on!

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 website today!

winter campingUsing the Parks in the Off Season
Great news -- your state parks never close! You are welcome to hike, hunt, ski, snowshoe or sled all winter long. You can camp even in the parks in the off-season. But, before you head out there are some things you need to know. Get all the info you need here.
Park of the Year Awards
The Park of the Year awards celebrate parks they have gone above and beyond to provide great service and outdoor fun to visitors. The 2014 winners are: Jamaica, Half Moon Pond, Grand Isle, and Smugglers' Notch State Parks!
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.

Extended Season for Lake Carmi and Niquette Bay
Vermont State Parks is pleased to announce that Lake Carmi and Niquette Bay State Parks will be extending their 2014 season through Columbus Day. Now you can enjoy both parks longer!

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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