262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Season: Friday of Memorial Day Weekend - 2nd Monday in October
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset
Camping Group Camping: 15 lean-to sites
Cabin/cottage/lodge Cabins/ Cottages: 1 cottage available to rent
Pets Pets are permitted at this park. Please clean up after your pets.

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From Bennington:
Go 10 miles north on Route 7A
Camping Group Camping: There are 15 lean-to sites available for group camping.
Hiking Hiking: The Healing Springs Nature Trail offers an easy hike around Lake Shaftsbury.
Swimming Swimming: There is a sandy beach in the day use area for swimmers.
Boating Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. Kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are also available to rent through the park office.
Stand-up Paddle Boarding Stand-up Paddle Boarding: SUP's are available to rent through the park.
Fishing Fishing: Rainbow trout, perch and panfish can be found in the waters of Lake Shaftsbury.
Picnicking Picnicking: Plenty of great picnic locations plus an open-air pavilion that can be reserved for group functions.
Stand-up Padding Boarding Stand-up Padding Boarding: SUP's are available to rent.


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.

Facilities / Amenities

Lake Shaftsbury cottage
The cottage is available to rent and sleeps 6

Lake Shaftsbury operates a group camping area with clusters of lean-to's and port-a-let facilities. Group camping is available throughout the year for scouts, church groups, and other organizations.

In addition to the group camping area, there is a fully furnished waterfront cottage with a deck and grill that comfortably sleeps six people.

Cottage pricing and details

Other day use ammenities and attractions include:

  • restrooms with flush toilets and hot and cold running water
  • a developed, sandy beach
  • picnic and play areas
  • a snack bar and concession area
  • boat rentals
  • a nature trail leading around the lake
Lake Shaftsbury pavilion
The pavilion has grills and picnic tables

The park also has a picnic pavilion that can be rented. The pavilion seats up to 100 people and has electricity, grills, picnic tables, and a nearby restroom.

Learn more about picnic pavilions

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