Lakes & Ponds

Keep Cool in the Green Mountains

Emerald Lake State Park

Located in Dorset, Vermont, this 430 acre Park along the side of Dorset Mountain offers picnicking, camping, showers, swimming, refreshments, bathhouse, nature trails, and excellent bass fishing.

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Jamaica State Park

Located in Jamaica, Vermont on the West River, this Park offers a swimming area, picnic shelter, nature center, camping, showers, footpaths, and trout fishing.

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Shaftsbury State Park

Located within the 2800 acre Bomoseen State Forest with hiking trails, limited swimming, great fishing and more is a relatively small Park.

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Grout Pond

This beautiful and secluded pond is located in the middle of the Green Mountains and circled with wooded campsites that are best accessed by canoe.

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Dorset Quarry

First mined in 1785, this massive 60-foot-deep swimming hole makes for a fun day in the sun.

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Townshend State Park

Located in Townshend, Vermont at the foot of Bald Mountain on a bend of the West River, this Park offers swimming, picnicking, camping and more.

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