Elmore State Park



856 State Route 12, Lake Elmore, VT 05657 Visit Website | 802-888-2982 | rochelle.skinner@vermont.gov


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

The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a popular, developed recreation facility. Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Hogback Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain has an elevation of 2,608 feet.

Park Amenities:

  • Camping: 45 tent/trailer sites and 15 lean-tos | hot showers ($)
  • Hiking trails: Elmore Mountain Fire Trail Map and Mountain Brook Nature Trail Map
  • Fire tower
  • Beach with a designated swimming area.
  • Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and a row boat can be rented from the Beach House.
  • Fishing: Mostly small fishing in Lake Elmore (perch, pike, and panfish). This park also participates in the Reel Fun Program.
  • Stand-up Padding Boarding: SUP's are available to rent through Paddle North every day from 10am - 6pm.
  • Historic CCC bathhouse
  • Concession stand and cafe
  • pavilion picnic shelter
  • Vollyball
  • Horsehoe Pits



  • Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend Day Use Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM or Official Sunset



  • From Morrisville: Go 5 mi. S on VT Route 12 to Lake Elmore


4 reviews
  • August 19, 2013
    "We love Elmore state park. It is one of our favorite camping sites.. We love the hike to the water tower and love the views from the top.. It is a great place to spend a weekend with your family and friends enjoying all that this beautiful state has to offer.."
    - lini15237
  • August 19, 2013
    "The Elmore State Park is a great place to camp, swim, hike and paddle around. The hike up to the fire tower takes maybe an hour. Good family hike and old house foundation is an excellent place to snack or eat lunch. Views from the tower are fantastic! Elmore State Park is always clean, staff there is friendly and outgoing and new bathhouse on the beach too. Close to Stowe and Waterbury for day trips to Stowe Mountain Resort, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury. "
    - dkbain
  • August 13, 2012
    "Elmore State Park is another of our favorite places to camp in the summer. The hike to the water tower is somewhat strenuous, but doable with a small pack with snacks and water. Camping is great and the sites are generally private. The park is very clean and well tended and the staff is always extremely helpful. Elmore beach is one of the best around and definitely one of the best features of the park. Kayak and paddleboat rentals are inexpensive and very fun and the lake is small enough to paddle around in an afternoon. Owls and loons at can be heard most nights too. "
    - paddlekat
  • April 28, 2011
    "Elmore State Park is a fun day for everyone. We had a blast on the paddle boats got a little exercise with a modest hike. The covered pavilion offers a nice space for a gathering. "
    - SChicoine

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