D.A.R. State Park



6750 VT Rt. 17 W, Addison, VT 05491 Visit Website | 802-759-2354 | parks@state.vt.us


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

With its picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, the park provides an ideal setting for anyone seeking a relaxing day visit or an overnight respite. A quiet park, it is popular for its large, open campground, grassy picnic areas and stone pavilion. It is a favorite spot for birdwatchers. DAR is conveniently located near boat access to Lake Champlain.

Park Amenities:

  • 46 tent/RV sites
  • 24 lean-tos
  • hot showers ($)
  • picnic area pavilion/picnic shelter
  • boating
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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


  • From Vergennes: Go 6 mi. SW on Hwy 22A, 7 mi. SW on Hwy. 17 (Addison)


2 reviews
  • August 11, 2014
    "Our family spent a week at D.A.R. State Park last year Aug, 2013. I'm not sure what others are looking for in a state park that gave this one only 2 stars, but it is much better than that...trust me. No, it doesn't have an inground swimming pool as the Button Bay one up the road does...but that also means that it doesn't draw a noncamping crowd because of it...which the other one does. The campground was very quiet and very clean. Our site didn't have any remnants from the previous campers upon arrival. The campground borders the shores of Lake Champlain and you have a choice of walking down the flight of stairs at the landing, or a sloped walkway. It does have a mostly shale beach, but there are sandy sections that I had no problems wading around in and would have taken a full swim if I hadn't been attached to our Great Dane who won't go past his knees in water. The view is beautiful and it was fun to explore the rocky section at the southern most part of the beach. All campers coexisted very well and were quiet for the most part. There are hot showers, but you have to pay for them. The showers didn't work one morning, but someone was there to fix the problem less than 12 an hour after being reported. And, I didn't see that any of the leantoo sites faced the road. All sites were pretty private except a few out in the open. I'm going back this weekend and expect it to be just as good as last year."
    - pammyjeanb
  • August 13, 2012
    "Terrible state park compared to others I have been to. Campsites are right on top of each other and most leanto sites face the road rather than away which gives them no privacy at all. The quiet hours are not enforced, and our leanto site was not cleaned up at all from the previous campers. Rusty barbed wire directly behind our leanto a few feet into the woods, and lots of trash all around made this a state park that we will not be returning to. I do have to say that this is extremely opposite of other Vermont State Parks that we have visited over the years. I have found that 99 of the state parks we have been to have all been extremely clean and the staff was great at keeping things in great condition. The one good thing I will say is the beach is very unique. The shale on the beach rather than sand is very pretty and makes for a great afternoon of skipping rocks. Also, it is extremely easy to rent a site even in peak season, which I am assuming is due to the park not being popular with folks wanting to return again."
    - paddlekat

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