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.
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.
1621 Black Pond Road Fair Haven, VT, 05743 Phone: 802-273-2848
Camping park has a pond and 2 nearby lakes; boats for rent; no motor boats allowed
Family-friendly fishing guidelines.
See a full description of Half Moon Pond State Park.
142 State Park Road Bennington, VT, 05201 Phone: 802-447-7169
Good for camping, walking and hiking; lakes with boat rentals; pets permitted
See a full description of Woodford State 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.
48 Salmon Hole Lane Jamaica, VT Phone: 802-874-4600
Tent/trailer camping; autumn white water release; good fishing; pets allowed
See information on white water release.
See full description of Jamaica State Park.
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
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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
See full description of Camp Plymouth State Park.
118 Button Bay State Park Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2377
Camping above Lake Champlain; great views; lifeguarded pool; trails; nature center
See a full description of Button Bay 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
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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
See: Waterbury Reservoir Boating guidelines.
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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.
102 State Park Road Island Pond, VT, 05846 Phone: 802-723-4360
Remote and rustic camping; fishing; paddling; swimming; boats for rent
See a full description of Brighton 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
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
3985 Route 5 Weathersfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-674-5422
On the Connecticut River and popular for paddling, canoeing, and kayaking; campsites; cabins with WiFi
Connecticut River trips at Wilgus State Park.
See a full description of Wilgus State Park.
3803 Lakeview Drive North Hero, VT, 05474 Phone: 802-372-8727
Paddling is the major activity at this park
262 Shaftsbury State Park Road (Route 7A) Shaftsbury, VT, 05262 Phone: 802-375-9978
Furnished lakeside cottage; group camping; boat rentals; swimming; pets allowed
See a full description of Lake Shaftsbury State Park.