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Jamaica State Park

48 Salmon Hole Lane Jamaica, VT Phone: 802-874-4600

Tent and trailer camping; white water release; good fishing; pets allowed

The West River is also a favorite spot for many fishermen because of its combination of deep and slow moving water and its shallow, fast ripples.
See full description of Jamaica State Park.
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Emerald Lake 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

The park is located on Emerald Lake, and it is loved by people who do water sports. Paddling is allowed; motor boats are prohibited. Species for fishing include yellow perch, small mouth bass, northern pike and other warm-water species.
See a full description of Emerald Lake State Park.
Stoughton Pond

Stoughton Pond Road Weathersfield, VT Phone:

Description: The US Army Corps of Engineers’ day-use area offers shoreline fishing access, picnic facilities, and restrooms.
Species: Largemouth bass, yellow perch, bullhead, and pumpkinseed sunfish can be found in Echo Lake. Trout are also stocked there, but your best fishing for them will be in the spring.
Directions: From I-91, get off at exit 8 and travel west on VT Route 131 for about 6.8 miles. Turn left (south) onto VT Route 106. After about 1.8 miles, turn left onto Stoughton Pond Road. The US Army Corps of Engineers day-use area will be on your left just before the road crosses the dam.
Bullhead Pond

Bullhead Pond Road Manchester, VT Phone:

Description: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department land around the pond provides good opportunities for fishing from shore. There is no entrance fee.
Species: Largemouth bass, yellow perch, and brown bullhead live in the pond. Brook trout are stocked there, but if your preference is for trout, you will have to go in the spring before the water gets too warm.
Directions: Take VT Route 7A north from Manchester for about 3.2 miles. Just north of the Manchester Country Club golf course and then Fin Bar Road on your right, turn right onto the driveway which will take you to the north side of the pond.
Echo Lake

Camp Road Plymouth, VT Phone:

Description: With the purchase of an entrance fee, the state park offers shoreline fishing, camping (for large groups only), swimming, concession stand, and a playground. You can also rent a boat there. If you have your own boat, you can launch it for free at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife access area on the west shore of the lake.
Species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bullhead, and pumpkinseed sunfish can be found in Echo Lake. Trout are also stocked there, but your best fishing for them will be in the spring.
Directions: From US Route 4 travel south on VT Route 100 for 10.5 miles. At Echo Lake Inn (on your right), turn left onto Kingdom Road. Drive 0.7 miles and turn left onto Camp Road. State Park is 0.5 miles up road on your left.
Gale Meadows Pond

Gale Meadows Road Londonderry/Winhall, VT Phone:

Description: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife access area provides opportunities to fish from shore or launch your own boat.
Species: Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, rock bass, bullhead
Directions: From the junction of VT Route 100 and VT Route 30 in Rawsonville, travel west on VT-30 for about 2.8 miles. Turn right (north) onto River Rd, which becomes Gale Meadow Road Follow Gale Meadow Road to the fishing access area (roughly 2 miles from VT-30).
Sadawga Pond

Sawdaga Lake Road, off Route 100 Whitingham, VT Phone:

Description: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s access area offers shoreline fishing opportunities, or you could launch your own boat.
Species: Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, bullhead.
Directions: From Brattleboro, travel west on VT Route 9 for about 17.5 miles. Turn left (south) onto VT Route 100. After a little over 6 miles, look for Sadawga Lake Road on your left.
Lowell Lake

Lowell Lake Road Londonderry, VT Phone:

Description: It is free to access this undeveloped state park, which offers shoreline fishing, picnic facilities, and portable toilets. If you have your own canoe, you can launch it here. Motorized boats are not allowed.
Species: Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, bullhead.
Directions: From the junction of VT Route 100 and VT Route 11 in Londonderry Village, travel east on VT-11 for about 3 miles. Turn left (north) onto Lowell Lake Road. Icehouse Road will bring you to a parking area near the lake.