Vermont beaches edge the shores of Lake Champlain & other lakesLake Champlain, aside the capital city of Burlington, is a magnificent, clear, crisp northern water body in all seasons. The many state parks around the lake have beaches, camping, and other services for a memorable family vacation. Many other mountain lakes and swimming holes offer sumptuous beaches for tourists to Vermont. Many waterfront lodgings are perfectly divine for a romantic getaway.
2008 Scout Camp Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-2025
One of VT’s top parks for paddling; beach; boat rentals; horse camping; walking trails
3034 VT Route 30 South Poultney, VT, 05764 Phone: 802-287-9158
Lakeside camping; beach; boating, fishing; boat rentals; pets allowed except in day use area
See a full description of Lake St. Catherine Park.
36 East Shore South Grand Isle, VT Phone: 802-372-4300
Lots of campsites; large sandy beach, swimming, shore fishing, sports fields
See a full description of Grand Isle State Park.
22 Cedar Mountain Road Castleton, VT, 05743 Phone: 802-265-4242
Good for camping, swimming, fishing, boating (boat rentals); pets allowed in campground
65 Emerald Lake Lane East Dorset, VT, 05253 Phone: 802-362-1655
Best for camping, swimming, paddling, fishing, walking & hiking; motorized boats prohibited
See a full description of Emerald Lake State Park.
177 Reservoir Road Waterbury Center, VT, 05677 Phone: 802-244-1226
Rated one of VT’s top five parks for paddling and boating; also, swimming, fishing; no pets
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1621 Black Pond Road Fair Haven, VT, 05743 Phone: 802-273-2848
Good for camping, hiking, boating, paddling, fishing; no day use; pets allowed
See a full description of Half Moon Pond State Park.
151 Coon Point Road Alburg, VT, 05440 Phone: 802-796-4170
96 Bellwater Avenue Barton, VT, 05822 Phone: 802-525-6205
Swimming and boating in glacial lake; cottage for rent; pets not allowed
See full description of Crystal Lake State Park.
3570 Lake Dunmore Road (Route 53) Brandon, VT, 05733 Phone: 888-409-7579
Popular for hiking and swimming; pets allowed in day use area and campsites
See a full description of Branbury State Park.
856 VT Route 12 Lake Elmore, VT, 05657 Phone: 802-888-2982
Good for family camping; hikes and walks; lake swimming; pets but not on beach
See a full description of Elmore State Park.
2714 Hathaway Point Road St. Albans, VT, 05481 Phone: 802-534-6021
Seimming and boating from a peninsula; kayaks for rent; public boat ramp; pets not allowed
See full description of Kamp Kill Kare State Park.