Vermont State Parks

Off-Season Means Adventure

As of Oct. 25, 2020, all of Vermont’s 55 state parks are closed, with the exception of Seyon Lodge State Park, which is open year-round. Park lands are still publicly accessible and free, but aren’t staffed, and amenities like restrooms and running water are no longer available. There are plenty of ways to take advantage of Vermont State Parks during the off-season. Before the snow falls, the forest floors are alive with colorful leaves; as the trees drop their leaves, the forests open up, allowing hikers and wanderers to make new discoveries about their favorite places. After the snow blankets Vermont’s parks and forests, winter camping, winter hiking and snowshoeing are all great ways to enjoy Vermont’s public lands. Remember to keep safety in mind as Vermont continues to respond to COVID-19 – masks are required in public and it’s best to stay six feet away from other people when you can.

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Find A Park

Vermont State Parks are the place to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike or looking for information, start at the park finder.

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Winter Hiking

Our state parks never close, which gives an open invitation to anyone who is looking to walk through our winter wanderland. Experience the views of a lifetime in Vermont.

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Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland. Enjoy the calm, quiet and scenic beauty of the season.

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Winter Camping

Camping in the winter offers a sense of calm and a unique way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the season. See a new side of Vermont's great outdoors.

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Ice Fishing

Whether you're fishing a Lake Champlain bay or a smaller body of water off the beaten path, ice fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months.

Vermont’s Forests Open Up

As Vermont’s trees drop their colorful leaves, the forests and hiking trails open up, offering more to discover throughout stick season. Hear more from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.