Maidstone State Park



4858 Maidstone Lake Road, Maidstone, VT 05905 Visit Website | 802-676-3930 |


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

Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont's state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character associated with the Northeast Kingdom. Maidstone Lake was created when glacial ice carved out a deep basin in a preexisting valley. When the last glaciers melted 12,000 years ago, a deep, clear, cold lake was formed.

Park Amenities:

  • 44 tent/trailer sites
  • 37 lean-tos
  • hot showers ($)
  • fishing
  • play area
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • beach
  • picnic shelter
  • swimming


  • Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend

Open for day use:

  • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM or Official Sunset


  • From Bloomfield: Go 5 mi. S on Hwy. 102, then 5 mi. SW on State Forest Hwy


1 review
  • May 2, 2011
    "Our family has been vacationing at Maidstone for many years. We've built up fond memories, though it is important to book a campsite as soon as the season opens if you want to be right on the water. There are speedboats on the lake which can make canoeing a bit wild, but there are some secluded coves around the state park which are too shallow and narrow for speedboats and just perfect for exploring in a canoe. There are short hiking trails and longer trails depending on your ability or desire. We plan on brining the food we need for the week because the nearest grocery store is a 20 minute drive. There is also a wide, sandy day beach for day trips and picnics away from the campsite."
    - KTagai

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