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Half Moon State Park

Address: 1621 Black Pond Road, Fair Haven, VT
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Fair Haven
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We just returned home after camping at Half Moon. The staff at this park were by far the friendliest and most welcoming of any of the state parks in Vermont that we have been too. (We are Vermonters and have been trying to camp at every state park). The bathrooms were also the cleanest. Remote and beautiful there was no... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love the grounds - they are pretty and very well kept. The bathrooms and showers are well maintained. Park staff is very nice and willing to help. Nice hiking trails and good swimming in the pond, as well as boat rentals. A regular destination for me!

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Trenton, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I just got home from 5 days at Half Moon State Park and we had an amazing time! We had campsite 13, right on the water. The people are so friendly and the scenery is gorgeous. It is tranquil and quiet, no loud parties. The air is so clean and fresh and the fish are healthy. We... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My husband and I used to load up our dogs and his hand held guitar amp and head over for a weekend of relaxing. He would entertain in early evening. The dogs, back then we had 4, loved it. The Rangers were the nicest people you ever met and the place is beautiful and quiet.

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Brandon, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

There is not a bad site at Half Moon. The people are so very nice. The park is clean. The only complaint I could come up with would be that the beach is "so far away" from the camp sites on the other side of the pond. Love the hiking trails. Nice & quiet, except for the bullfrogs & they... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Half Moon Pond state park (Vermont park of the year), is a quiet; secluded and beautiful state park that has everything you need to have a great vacation or just a quiet weekend. Choose from cabins; lean-to's; pond side camp or a nice open site for your RV (no hook ups though). Reasonable boat rentals; great hiking trails and a... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Half Moon State Park offered camping sites, cabins, boat rentals, fire wood and easily accessible rest rooms. Everything was clean, quiet and beautiful. The folks around us were respectful of the 'quiet' with reading/board games/paddling/hikes on nearby trails. The pond is not ideal for swimming, best used with canoe or kayak. Nearby is Glen Lake - a good swimming place.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Pros 1) Very scenic. Lake, fog etc. 2) Ground condition is excellent and well groomed. Firewood available to buy on-site 3) Hot shower available at 10c/min 4) Clean bathroom 5) Boat rental available and cheap (<$10/hr or $20+ all day) 6) Beach for swimming. Not cold at the end of August. 7) Few mosquitoes or flies. Still plenty of fireflies... More 

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