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Address: 1621 Black Pond Road, Fair Haven, VT
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Cute little State Park in Southwester Vermont

Down a dirt road in the middle of the woods, Half Moon State Park surrounds the pond. Campsites are private and good sized. Swimming, kayaking, and canoeing offered. Also have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Homosassa, Florida
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Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Down a dirt road in the middle of the woods, Half Moon State Park surrounds the pond. Campsites are private and good sized. Swimming, kayaking, and canoeing offered. Also have hiking trails, athletic field, and nature programs. Bathrooms are clean -- but bring quarters for the shower. Make sure you bring your provisions as closest shopping is a few miles... More 

Thank lhjraffe
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This campground is hidden away in a quiet relaxing area. The pond is fine for a little kayaking or peddle boating. The kids like to fish. The swimming was not great because of all the lily pads but the kids didn't mind. It has been a very dry season. The bathrooms are all amazingly clean, well kept with pay showers.... More 

Thank yellowbirdVermont
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our first visit to Vermont. The state itself is so beautiful! My oldest son has been coming here for the last three years with his family and this year they invited us along He lives in New York and my Husband, me and younger son live in Wisconsin. There is no electricity at this campground and about 52... More 

2 Thank Grandma2times
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is most beautiful and quiet state park by far. I live nearby and when I need to unplug and regroup, this is the spot. There are no day facilities or day rates but you can get a campsite for just a few bucks for the day. I come here year round-even in winter. My favorite time is October. The... More 

Thank Deborah W
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Like other reviewers, we really loved our stay at this park. Lots of wildlife, extremely clean bathrooms, nice private sites, lovely pond, and family atmosphere. We stayed at the Ilex lean-to and it was perfect - right on the pond, surrounded by lots of trees and brush, and no neighboring sites on either side. Some info that might be helpful... More 

2 Thank CottageSpirit
Castleton, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is one of the most scenic and kid friendly state parks in Vermont. Our family has been going here for several years. There is a nice beach area for kids and a boat launch area for kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. Many campers bring their own equipment and can launch from their waterfront site. The bathrooms have been nicely... More 

Thank Erica S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I hesitate to write this review and tell the world about this wonderful little gem....But you deserve to enjoy it too! We also decided to stay here based off the reviews online. What a wonderful weekend. The ranger was so friendly and helpful upon arrival. Our site, #10, was right across from the pond. The sites are lightly wooded. You... More 

2 Thank Salimando
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed here on a week night, and the place wasn't even half full. (As opposed to the lake bomoseen campground, which was packed.) We rented a canoe and went looking for beavers. We saw a lodge and a dam, but no actual rodents. We saw plenty of perch, trout and bass though! A large heron swooped by our canoe,... More 

2 Thank Erika L
Lenox, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We decided to stay here based off of the reviews we had read. We were not disappointed. We ended up arriving right at 6pm when the office should close, but the gentleman there showed us which sites were available (since we did not have a reservation) and told us to drive around and see which one we liked. He was... More 

5 Thank countrytravelers15
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our family loves to camp here! We make sure to come at least a couple times a year for a long weekend up to 4 or 5 days! We have camped in many New York and Vermont State campgrounds and this is by far our favorite! It's small and quiet on a small pond where we can swim, kayak, and/or... More 

2 Thank OnTheRoadAgainV5

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