|Random Acts of Camping is returning to Vermont State Parks this summer
This is your chance to win FREE CAMPING!
On nice weekends throughout August, a winner at a specific day use park will be selected at random, and wins 2 free nights of tent, lean-to, or cabin camping.
This past weekend we visited Camp Plymouth State Park- it was great weather!
If the forecast for the weekend looks good, on Wednesdays we will announce
the park we will be at on facebook, twitter and here on our homepage, so make sure to check back!
|4th of July Camping Availability
Here is our final look at camping availability for the 2016 4th of July holiday weekend.
Fort Dummer State Park in Brattleboro still has openings!
|The 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge Is On!
Complete various outdoor activities (and take pictures) to earn points. When you reach 250 points, you win free park admission for all this year and next!
Download a score sheet 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>>
|Vermont 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.
|Vermont 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 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.
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.
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.