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Emerald Lake State Park

U.s 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT 05253-9658
+1 802-409-7579
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Pristine lake

Although the grassy area was crowded (esp shady spots) once I swam out it was beatific and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy K
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Trails Heavily Eroded

My husband and I decided to take our dogs here to get some fresh air. The attendant didn't inform... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Ashton S
,
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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“rope swing” (5 reviews)
“picnic tables” (5 reviews)
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U.s 7, North Dorset, Dorset, VT 05253-9658
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+1 802-409-7579
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"sandy beach"
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"great for kids"
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"grassy area"
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"row boat"
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"camping"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the grassy area was crowded (esp shady spots) once I swam out it was beatific and secluded. I took a stand up paddle board and my family took a row boat and paddle boat and rode to the other side where a rope swing...More

Thank Amy K
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

My husband and I decided to take our dogs here to get some fresh air. The attendant didn't inform us that dogs aren't allowed in much of the park, but was more than happy to take our money; the entrance fee is $4 per person....More

2  Thank Ashton S
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location but hiking is not well marked. We got lost after an hour as the markings just stopped on the upper trail.

1  Thank Simon T
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

great place for family camping and swimming , love it here but it is a hike to to the lake from the campgrounds we just drove down

Thank tarasmith585
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Plenty to do at the campground/state park - lake beach, water sports, hiking. Close to many wonderful Vermont activities in and around Manchester, VT. Lean-to's make camping a little easier and rain less problematic. Family and pet friendly.

Thank Thom P
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

I've been coming here since I was two years old. Honestly, it hasn't seemed to change that much over the decades. Come lakeside and rent a kayak, row or paddle boat (affordably) and enjoy a picnic lunch at the many tables throughout. The setting is...More

1  Thank helenrotante
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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake near both Manchester and Dorset. We went off season so it was cold but still glad we stopped! We saw paddle boats for the warm months. There's a sandy beach, shallow water great for kids to play on, an island, and beauty. Bathrooms...More

2  Thank Leah M
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a mid-size state park near Manchester, Vermont. It has a nice lake which you can walk around and some other trails as well. It can be scenic in the fall. It does have a beach and swimming and canoeing in the summer time.

1  Thank clan82
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

I went here and stayed for 2 nights for a wedding in October. Yes...wedding camping. This means that we rough it like we're camping...then we get dressed all fancy and leave the camp ground, then come back and get back to basics. It's always an...More

1  Thank KRiSTeN R
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Spent a weekend (a cold weekend) at Emerald Lake tent camping. Sites were large and had a picnic table and fire pit in good condition. The fire pit had a nice, workable cooking grate. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Rangers we met were very...More

1  Thank bw1000Bostonarea
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LaxmomNewYork
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Bill_G100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you will have to park at the gate before the parking lot and walk 1/4 mile or so to get to the trails - we did it yesterday!
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