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Townshend State Park

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Address: 2755 State Forest Rd., Townshend, VT 05353
Phone Number: 802-365-7500
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Labor Day weekend my family and I spent 3 nights at Townshend State Park. It is a hidden gem in the Vermont Park system and has replaced my love of Gifford Woods. The park has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
Kelly B
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Medford, Massachusetts
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Medford, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Labor Day weekend my family and I spent 3 nights at Townshend State Park. It is a hidden gem in the Vermont Park system and has replaced my love of Gifford Woods. The park has streams and a brook running through it and if you are lucky enough you can listen to the water flowing from your camp ground. There... More 

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Burlington VT
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is one of the more rustic of Vermont State Parks, probably a lot closer to what the parks were back when built by the CCC. The rangers, a husband and wife team, couldn't be more hospitable. There is even music provided in the evening. This would be a great place to tent with the kids, and explore the area.... More 

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West Brattleboro, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

A man made lake via The Townsend Dam. Great for swimming, boating and fishing located just off Vermont Route 30 between Townsend and West Townsend with several levels of picnic areas and hiking trails.

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Jamaica, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) in the 1930's the location is ideal for a hike up to the top of Bald Mountain, a swim in the West River, a stroll to the Scott Covered Bridge, one of the longest in VT or a stop at Towndshend Dam and beach. Nice campsites and even some historic stone bridges... More 

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Our family of five stayed spend three nights camping here last week. This park is literally off the beaten path (2 miles down a dirt road once you turn off the main road)...but was worth the trip. The park rangers were very nice and friendly. The grounds, bathrooms and camp facilities were immaculate, though it was abut of a walk... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We tent camp in a different state park in Vermont every year and we were extremely impressed with Townshend. It is a beautiful little park. Extremely well kept and wonderfully managed. We loved the hiking trail to Bald Mt. The views from the top were incredible.

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cherry hill, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is a beautiful state park with a excellent walking trail up Bald Mountain. The park and trail are currently closed from storm damage in Fall 2012. The state website does not note this.

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