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Pristine lake

Although the grassy area was crowded (esp shady spots) once I swam out it was beatific and... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Amy K
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New York City, New York
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I spent my childhood summers here in the 60's

Part of my 'bucket list' was to revisit this park where every summer my family would go camping... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CathyRN61
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Green Harbor, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Part of my 'bucket list' was to revisit this park where every summer my family would go camping there for 2 weeks. it was still the beautiful spot I remembered. We rented Kayaks and paddled around the island, everything smelled the same. The water is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CathyRN61
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Good fishing for Perch and Smallmouth at the south end. Big island in the middle with a great rope swing. Shallow sandy weed free beach, very kid friendly. Keep an eye out for the old snapping turtle, best seen from a SUP board. Won’t bother...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank billybobcobbob
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Knock down the campground. Start over. The campground and its interior roads offer the antiquated design of the 1960s when the designs of campers were super tiny and people tented from their 1960s, woody Ford station wagons. Just as those vehicles have been assigned to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We visited this beautiful beach on a VERY hot day when we were just dying to get in some cool water. We picked the right place, for sure! Very clean, well maintained beach and not overly crowded. The lake is not too deep and has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank WINGHAVEN2
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Although the grassy area was crowded (esp shady spots) once I swam out it was beatific and secluded. I took a stand up paddle board and my family took a row boat and paddle boat and rode to the other side where a rope swing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Amy K
Reviewed 30 May 2018

My husband and I decided to take our dogs here to get some fresh air. The attendant didn't inform us that dogs aren't allowed in much of the park, but was more than happy to take our money; the entrance fee is $4 per person....More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank AshBernadette88
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location but hiking is not well marked. We got lost after an hour as the markings just stopped on the upper trail.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 28 September 2017

great place for family camping and swimming , love it here but it is a hike to to the lake from the campgrounds we just drove down

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tarasmith585
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Plenty to do at the campground/state park - lake beach, water sports, hiking. Close to many wonderful Vermont activities in and around Manchester, VT. Lean-to's make camping a little easier and rain less problematic. Family and pet friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Thom P
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I've been coming here since I was two years old. Honestly, it hasn't seemed to change that much over the decades. Come lakeside and rent a kayak, row or paddle boat (affordably) and enjoy a picnic lunch at the many tables throughout. The setting is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank helenrotante
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LaxmomNewYork
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Response from Bill_G100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you will have to park at the gate before the parking lot and walk 1/4 mile or so to get to the trails - we did it yesterday!
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