Vermont has whitewater & flatwater for canoeing, kayaking, paddling tripsVermont is rich with lakes and ponds and state parks where canoeing and kayaking and paddling is welcome. Experts in canoeing and kayaking and paddling are available to give lessons, rent equipment and gear, and guide paddling trips on white water or flat water, in Vermont's rives, lakes, and streams. Find a boat ramp and get out on the water during your Vermont vacation. If you’re tired at the end of the day, mountain resorts offer the peak of comfort.
195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311
Enjoy crystal-clear lake via kayak, canoe or boat
3985 Route 5 Weathersfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-674-5422
On Connecticut River; popular for paddling, canoeing, kayaking; campsites; cabins with WiFi
See a full description of Wilgus State Park.
142 State Park Road Bennington, VT, 05201 Phone: 802-447-7169
Good camping, walking and hiking; lakes with boat rentals; pets permitted
See a full description of Woodford State Park.
3803 Lakeview Drive North Hero, VT, 05474 Phone: 802-372-8727
Paddling is the main activity at this park
262 Shaftsbury State Park Road (Route 7A) Shaftsbury, VT, 05262 Phone: 802-375-9978
Furnished cottage on the lake; group camping; boat rentals; swimming; pets allowed
See a full description of Lake Shaftsbury State Park.
48 Salmon Hole Lane Jamaica, VT Phone: 802-874-4600
Tent and trailer camping; white water release; fishing; pets allowed
See full description of Jamaica State Park.
65 Emerald Lake Lane East Dorset, VT, 05253 Phone: 802-362-1655
Great camping, swimming, paddling, fishing, walking and hiking; motor boats prohibited
See a full description of Emerald Lake State Park.
3570 Lake Dunmore Road (Route 53) Brandon, VT, 05733 Phone: 888-409-7579
Popular for hiking and swimming; pets allowed in some areas
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1621 Black Pond Road Hubbardton, VT Phone: 802-273-2848
Camping park has a pond; boats for rent; no motor boats allowed
See a full description of Half Moon Pond State Park.
3034 VT Route 30 South Poultney, VT, 05764 Phone: 802-287-9158
Lake side camping; beach; boating, fishing; boat rentals; pets allowed except in day use area
See a full description of Lake St. Catherine Park.
856 VT Route 12 Lake Elmore, VT, 05657 Phone: 802-888-2982
Good family camping; hikes and walks; lake swimming; pets but not on beach
2008 Scout Camp Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-2025
One of Vermont’s top parks for paddling; beach; boat rentals; horse camping; walking trails
See full description of Camp Plymouth State Park.
96 Bellwater Avenue Barton, VT, 05822 Phone: 802-525-6205
Swimming and boating in a glacial lake; cottage for rent; pets not allowed
See full description of Crystal Lake State Park.
36 East Shore South Grand Isle, VT Phone: 802-372-4300
Many campsites; large sandy beach, swimming, shore fishing, sports fields
See a full description of Grand Isle State Park.
177 Reservoir Road Waterbury Center, VT, 05677 Phone: 802-244-1226
One of VT’s top five parks for paddling and boating; also, swimming, fishing; no pets
See: Waterbury Reservoir Boating guidelines.
See full description of this park.
22 Cedar Mountain Road Castleton, VT, 05743 Phone: 802-265-4242
Good for camping, swimming, fishing, boating w/ rentals; pets allowed in campground
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118 Button Bay State Park Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2377
Camping on Lake Champlain; great views; guarded pool; trails; nature center
See a full description of Button Bay State Park.
102 State Park Road Island Pond, VT, 05846 Phone: 802-723-4360
Remote, rustic camping; fishing; paddling; swimming; boats for rent
See a full description of Brighton State Park.
2714 Hathaway Point Road St. Albans, VT, 05481 Phone: 802-534-6021