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“Molly Stark, excellent park.”

Molly Stark State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Marlboro
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Owner description: Named for the wife of a general in the American Revolutionary Army, this park is great place to picnic among the trees.
Reviewed 9 July 2017

GF and I stayed at Molly Stark June 30- July 5, 2017. We enjoy the quiet and natural beauty of this Vermont state campground. It's an inexpensive place to stay and always clean and well maintained. Ice and firewood are available onsite. The upper bathrooms and showers are truly the Taj Mahal of campground facilities! We like the lean-to sites because we can stay dry even in the pouring rain.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We spent 4th of July weekend here, needing peace, quiet and rest. And that is just what we got. Suitable campsite (no hook-ups), well-kept grounds, and friendly staff and volunteers. The hike up Mt. Olga is steep, but so worth the 360 view from the fire tower.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went to this park on a Friday and enjoyed the fall vistas of Molly Stark trail. We went past the gate and a person approached us to tell that the park was asked to be closed and he did not why it was closed for that day. It was very disappointing because we checked the state park website the previous day and there was no information about park closure. Would recommend to call the park before heading here during the week

3  Thank bala2803
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We did a 4 night stay at Molly Stark SP, in Wilmington, VT from Sept 21-Sept 25. We did this camping trip on our Goldwing pulling a Bunkhouse Camping trailer. The campground is just off VT Rt9 in Wilmington, VT, just about 1.5 miles from the center of town. The campground has about 23 campsites, no water or electricity at any site other than the CG host site. There are water spigots within walking distance to aquire water. The camp office does sell both firewood and ice. There are new shower facilities in the campground. There is also a good hiking trail up Mt Olga within the park (1.8 mile RT) with a firetower at the top of Mt Olga that is open to climb for great vistas! During our weekday stay, there wer only 2-3 other campers so it was very quiet, on Friday-Sunday, there were a number of new campers arriving, but it was still generally quiet. The biggest negative (and it really wasn't much to complain about) was the road noise from Rt9. At night it was generally quiet.

There are close by markets for food and by far the best resturant was DOTs on Rt9 in the center of town. GREAT Breakfasts!!! Lots of great roads to explore in VT!!

3  Thank slm54
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I haven't stayed at Molly Stark for several years. The first time to was cold and windy and I was in the open sites close to Rte 9. Rte 9 noise is prevalent through much of the campground all though it's much worse in field sites. The highway is going up a fairly steep grade at this point.
This time except for the first evening it was sunny and cool (it is September in Vermont )

This is a gorgeous well maintained campground with most level sites or leantos . The staff were excellent , the new bathroom shower facility was the best I have seen in a state or national park campground. I stayed in Site 5 which accommodated my mansion (a 14 X 12 tent...don't ask , it was an accident but I have gotten to love the space) as well as our screen house for the first evening of a downpour. Most sites are well spaced from the neighbors. The hike to the fire tower is worth the time and 1.9 mile round trip. I would rather have the steep part going up so start the trail at the trail head nearest the entrance and loop back on the trail that ends in the back of the campground.

Others comments about firewood, play areas etc are accurate.

The town of Wilmington is a fun place to stroll and look in shops and galleries. If you are looking for groceries there is a small Shaw's in town but look for the River Market store north on route 100 slightly out of town. Lots of local produce, cheese, fairy, produce etc as well as some excellent meats. The New York strip I had was excellent.

Fishing and boating are not far. There is Harriman Reservoir. It was low probably due to the drought . There was no bank fishing to be had and I did not have my kayak with me although there is a rental place across the Rte 9 from the boat launch . Lake Raponda which is a short drive from the campground . The shore line is mostly occupied by private dwellings but there is a public boat launch at the north end of the lake. Power boats are allowed but PWC's are not (). Another choice is Somerset reservoir about 14 miles up dirt road US Forest Service Rte 71. There is a boat launch here as well and power boats are allowed but there are speed restrictions . Looks like a great kayak lake but it was windy the day I was there. Lots of bank fishing as it is surround by the Green Mountain National
Forest. Bring the kayak next time

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