Shaftsbury, VT 05262
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Go 10 miles north on Route 7A
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 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.
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
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. The cost is $100 to rent for the day plus $8 reservation fee.