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Emerald Lake State Park

U.s 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT
+1 802-409-7579
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Perfect family spot

Came across this little gem on our recent trip through New England. Nothing fancy, but very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt M
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
Perfect Countryside Lake!

I've been coming here since I was two years old. Honestly, it hasn't seemed to change that much... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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U.s 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT
+1 802-409-7579
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this little gem on our recent trip through New England. Nothing fancy, but very enjoyable. More than reasonable rates, nice and quiet. Yes, Rt. 7 runs nearby and you can hear it...but it is situated away from most other built up areas. The...More

1  Thank Matt M
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

1  Thank helenrotante
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake near both Manchester and Dorset. We went off season so it was cold but still glad we stopped! We saw paddle boats for the warm months. There's a sandy beach, shallow water great for kids to play on, an island, and beauty. Bathrooms...More

1  Thank Leah M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a mid-size state park near Manchester, Vermont. It has a nice lake which you can walk around and some other trails as well. It can be scenic in the fall. It does have a beach and swimming and canoeing in the summer time.

1  Thank miclyn64
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I went here and stayed for 2 nights for a wedding in October. Yes...wedding camping. This means that we rough it like we're camping...then we get dressed all fancy and leave the camp ground, then come back and get back to basics. It's always an...More

1  Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Spent a weekend (a cold weekend) at Emerald Lake tent camping. Sites were large and had a picnic table and fire pit in good condition. The fire pit had a nice, workable cooking grate. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Rangers we met were very...More

1  Thank bw1000Bostonarea
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful lake with a walking path most of the way around it. There is a nice beach, with pedal boats and canoes for rent. My favorite time to visit is off-season, so I can bring my dog for swims in the lake!

1  Thank Bill_G100
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Clean and accessible...not overly crowded....locals hang here but there is camping too I am not wordy but my review will not count unless I write But it is a pretty and peaceful place

Thank broadbeb111
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lean-to sites in Area B are close together, and not a lot (if any) trees or bushes in between, so be hopeful you get along with your neighbors. Lean-to site was small and rocky and not much flat area for a tent. The other campers...More

Thank CamperBrad2016
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Emerald Lake on a beautiful summer day is perfect. On a Vermont day when the sun is shining, the temperature is in the 80s with low humidity and the sky is a brilliant blue with happy, white, puffy clouds. Heaven. Emerald Lake has paddle boats...More

2  Thank TineMcD
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5 November 2016|
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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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