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Emerald Lake State Park

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Address: U.S. 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT
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+1 802-409-7579

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Lovely local spot

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... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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Severna Park, Maryland
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank miclyn64
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109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 interesting combination. We showed up late on a Friday night and knew that ELSP was... More 

Thank Kristen R
Boston area
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 friendly. Will go back in the warmer weather.

Thank bw1000Bostonarea
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127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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!

Thank Bill_G100
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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
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6 reviews
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 were quiet at night, but you can hear the traffic from Rt 7 all night... More 

Thank CamperBrad2016
Rockville Centre, New York
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 and paddle boards and other boats to rent. The restrooms are clean and close to... More 

1 Thank TineMcD
Silex, Missouri
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

family friendly atmosphere. The water was nice and clean and the park has plenty of restrooms and activities.

Thank Sue G
Brick, New Jersey
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We have visited this lake several times. It is surrounded by forest, has nature trails, concession stand, boat rentals, horseshoe pit, basketball net and volley ball ( far from lake). The kids favorite part is the rope swing, they rent a boat, and swing away it is safe for kids 10 and up strong swimmers. If your in the area... More 

1 Thank H F
Stratford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visited this beautiful lake twice this weekend. It was a lovely spot to relax. It's an easy walk from the parking lot to the lake. Several picnic tables,lots of shade, a small park store and a beautiful little beach. Perfect for young and old alike. The cost is only $4 each to get into the state park.

1 Thank jandjct

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