Lake Carmi State Park



460 Marsh Farm Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 Visit Website | 802-933-8383 |


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

With a 1375-acre surface area, Carmi is the fourth largest natural lake entirely within Vermont. It is 7.5 miles around, averaging about 20 feet in depth, and is 33 feet at its deepest point. The lake supports northern pike, walleyes, and other warm water species. In the thousands of years since the last ice age, the southern end of the original lake has silted in, creating wetland forests and the third largest peat bog in Vermont. Lake Carmi State Park has the largest campground of all Vermont State Parks.

Park Amenities:

  • 140 tentsites
  • 35 leantos
  • 2 cabins
  • hot showers ($)
  • swimming
  • nature center
  • boat rentals


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


  • From Enosburg Falls: Go 3 mi. W on Hwy 105, then 3 mi N on VT 236.


5 reviews
  • August 19, 2013
    "Our family really loved this camp ground. Each morning as we climbed from our tent we would encounter duck family's waddling thru our site. Bathrooms are conveniently located and coin operated showers run at 50 cents for 5 mins. There are three separate well cared for beaches here so when you stay in the campground you are not over crowded with day use customers. We will definitely stay again."
    - katiebug_1530
  • June 14, 2012
    "We're back again! Seventh year in a row. We're staying again in Cabin A. Cabin A is the only cabin in the state park inventory where we can bring our dog Lucky. We hate putting Lucky in the kennel. The girls each bring a girlfriend, swim, canoe, eat camp food, smores and sleep late! The staff at Carmi are awesome. Generally on Saturday night one of the rangers will take folks on a tour of Carmi. Who knows ... you might see the bald eagles. Great park, nice staff and tons of fun and affordable! David "
    - dkbain
  • February 2, 2012
    "We did our first camping trip at Lake Carmi this past summer and LOVED it. Well worth the drive. We tent camp. All the sites seem to be relatively flat and of a good size. The sites are very well spaced too, the section we were in had woods between the sites. We brought our bikes and had a great time riding the roads. The rangers are super friendly, we found an injured duck and they helped get it medical treatment. They also have a craft cabin with free crafts for the kids. Our girls 2 5 loved every minute of camping here and so did we. Will be back again this year!"
    - Hannah B
  • August 17, 2011
    "Sixth year that we've stayed at Cabin A at Lake Carmi. One of Vermont's premiere state run campgrounds and parks. Lake Carmi State Park is kid and pet family. Cabin A is the only cabin in the Vermont State Park system that allows dogs to stay in the cabin. Our kids love that their dog Lucky can come with ous. The girls are happy Lucky comes and they look forward to the weekend getaway each year. The Carmi staff is friendly and helpful. The campground is always clean and well maintained. Great value for the money. Missed the weekly free canoe, kayak or rowboat outing with one of the rangers using the park's equipment free. This year the outing was on Friday night, we checked in on Saturday. We still took a trip out on Carmi. Park has daily activities hosted by one of the rangers free and well done. Families won't be disappointed. "
    - dkbain
  • May 2, 2011
    "Our family loves to camp at Lake Carmi! There's so much to do. Kayaking and fishing and riding bikes. Of course we love to cook outdoors over the campfire, especially the s'mores at night. "
    - AKirk

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