Mud Pond Conservation Area



Mud Pond Road, Williston, VT 05495 Visit Website


Parking: Yes

Mud Pond Conservation Area consists of 141 acres of land that includes a peat bog pond and surrounding upland forests. The 65-foot deep Mud Pond has characteristics of both a bog and a fen, and is one of only two examples of this type of pond in the state of Vermont. The pond is ringed with a floating mat of sphagnum moss, and supports many species of sensitive bog plants. If you are lucky, you may see one of the many wild creatures that also use the pond area, from the rare four-toed salamander to red fox to the occasional moose.

There is a short hike along a marked primitive path which will take you from the parking area out to Mud Pond, where there is an observation platform. Please stay on this platform while enjoying the view of the pond- the bog plants are very sensitive to being crushed underfoot.

General Rules of Use for Williston Parks and Primitive Trails:

  • Pack OUT what you Packed IN - there are no trash facilities
  • No Camping or Fires
  • No Discharge of Firearms
  • No Motorized Vehicles (except snowmobiles on designated VAST trails)
  • Dogs must be under Voice Control
  • Please Pick Up after your Dog
  • Mountain Bikes allowed ONLY on designated trails
  • Please Park in Designated Parking Areas
  • All Parks and Trails Close at Dusk


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