262 Shaftsbury State Park Road (Route 7A)Shaftsbury, VT, 05262Phone: 802-375-9978
Furnished cottage on the lake; group camping; boat rentals; swimming; pets allowed
Location on the small but very pretty Lake Shaftsbury, this park has camping, a day-use beach and play area, and rentals of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and pedal boats. The Healing Springs Nature Trail along the lake shore is good for walking. - Interactive Campground Map (PDF)
Tent and trailer camping; white water release; fishing; pets allowed
This park hosts the West River whitewater release the last Saturday of September when the Army Corps of Engineers releases water from the Ball Mountain Dam,, creating great rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Whitewater enthusiasts gather to take on the class II to class IV rapids. Concessionaires sell food, equipment and gear. A shuttle services is provided from the West River Rail trail parking area to the Cobb Brook bridge. See park website for information on white water release.
65 Emerald Lake LaneEast Dorset, VT, 05253Phone: 802-362-1655
Great camping, swimming, paddling, fishing, walking and hiking; motor boats prohibited
At this camping and water-sports park on Emerald Lake, paddling is welcome; motorized boats are not allowed, There is a small beach with a snack bar and boat rental facilities (canoes, kayaks, row and pedal boats).