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Address: 2755 State Forest Rd., Townshend, VT 05353
Phone Number: 802-365-7500
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Torn to keep this a secret

I wound up with the weekend off last minute and being 4th of July weekend my hopes of finding a campground were low but WOW did Townshend State park come through. From the moment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I wound up with the weekend off last minute and being 4th of July weekend my hopes of finding a campground were low but WOW did Townshend State park come through. From the moment I called and spoke with PAT, she was wonderful and helped pick out the PERFECT campsite. From the moment we arrived to the sad moment we... More 

1 Thank Bstyln
Medford, Massachusetts
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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 

2 Thank Kelly B
Burlington VT
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127 reviews
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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 

2 Thank VTyankee
Brattleboro, Vermont
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46 reviews
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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.

Thank CobraCop1
Jamaica, Vermont
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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 

1 Thank Morty F
Acushnet, Massachusetts
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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 

4 Thank albion223
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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.

3 Thank CTTravelers_too
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.

2 Thank emilee_leblanc

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