Branbury State Park



3570 Lake Dunmore Road, Rt 53, Salisbury, VT 05733 Visit Website | 802-247-5925


Cost: Day use entrance fee, camping fees vary Parking: Yes

This 69-acre park is located on the eastern sore of Lake Dunmore. There are 7 lean-to and 17 tent sites for camping. There is 1000 feet of natural sandy beach which make it great for swimming, boating and fishing (Canoe, kayak, rowboat, and pedal boat rentals are available at the park). There are also hiking trails to scenic vistas, waterfalls, caves, mountain lakes and streams, as well as an interpretive nature trail.

Park Amenities:

  • Great for large groups
  • Pet-friendly
  • Swimming
  • Boat rentals
  • Interpretive nature trail
  • Beach
  • Scenic views
  • Picnic areas




  • From Middlebury:
  • Go 7 mi. S on U.S. 7
  • then 4 mi. S on Hwy. 53.



  • Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend
  • Open for day use: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM or Official Sunset



5 reviews
  • January 24, 2013
    "Branbury State Park is a beautiful park. Lake Dunmore is beautiful and it is great for kids of all ages. Lots of sand for the kids to play, large grass area for all kinds of activities. The camping sites are really nice, well maintained. Restrooms are well kept! Love camping here as well as just day trips to the beach."
    - mommyto2
  • January 24, 2013
    "Beautiful lake, nice clean beack though a bit crowded. Fun day for kids!!"
    - TShuttleworth
  • August 18, 2011
    "We really enjoyed our camping trip to Branbury State Park. The state park staff were very helpful and friendly and our campsite was quiet and private. Kid friendly and dog friendly...what more could you ask for."
    - TricksMom
  • August 18, 2011
    "We really enjoyed Branbury State Park! Coming from Chittenden County, it's a bit of a hike for a day trip, but we felt it was well worth it. We went with several kids, in addition to our own, and they all loved the park. It was very clean and well maintained including the bathrooms!. There was a nice sandy area for the kids to play in, and the water got deeper gradually enough that even the youngest 18 months was able to walk out pretty far. The only downside is that it gets very crowded. I would definitely recommend this park to families, and making the trip down there from Chittenden County is a good excuse to stop at the AW stand on the way home!"
    - mommydags
  • May 1, 2011
    "A nice place for a weekend away, easy walk to the beach but not a lot of amenities."
    - Sacyda

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