Silver Lake State Park



20 State Park Beach Road, Barnard, VT 05031 Visit Website | 802-234-9451


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

This park has:

  • Sandy swimming area, the beach has a large grassy area
  • Food concession, rest rooms, changing rooms,
  • Boat and canoe rentals.
  • Large picnic shelter and picnic grounds
  • Play area
  • Camping area - there are 40 tent/trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites
  • Excellent fishing
  • During the winter months, when the park is closed, the lake is a popular spot for ice skating and ice fishing.

*Pets are allowed in campground and day use area but are not allowed on sand beach or in swimming area.  Pets must be leashed at all times and proof of rabies vaccination is required. 



  • Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend
  • Open for day use: 10:00am – 9:00pm or official sunset



From I-89 Exit 3: 

  • Travel VT 107 West for 2.6 mi
  • Turn left onto VT 107 West / VT 12
  • South and travel for .4 mi
  • Make slight left onto North Rd. and travel for 6.7 mi
  • Park entrance is on left.
  • Located in Barnard Vilage


1 review
  • August 11, 2009
    "This is a great park because It's small, easily walkable from any campsite to the cute little beach. It has a beach with a cool new playground with stuff to do for both toddlers and bigger kids. There are nature tours and programs to attend. It's always been clean and wellcared for. You can rent various peddlepaddle boats and tool around the very cute Silver Lake, and even reach the funky, wellstocked general store that also prepares and serves up breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and more along with local organic produce. Close to cute Woodstock, and not terribly far from the Montshire Museum so you've got options if it rains. One thing the individual sites are pretty close to each other, so if privacy is paramount, you might not be as happy here as other places."
    - crankycheryl

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