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Silver Lake State Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Gorgeous lake at sunset

Oh how we would have loved to go canoeing on this lake on a sunny Autumn day. We saw it briefly... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Perth, Australia
Great Day Use & Camping Lake

Silver Lake is one of the best state parks in Vermont. The camping area is great, bathrooms are... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Clifton, NJ
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20 State Park Beach Road, Barnard, VT
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Oh how we would have loved to go canoeing on this lake on a sunny Autumn day. We saw it briefly just before sunset when popping into the Barnard general store. Got some lovely photos over the still lake set against the backdrop of gorgeous...More

Thank memee08
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Silver Lake is one of the best state parks in Vermont. The camping area is great, bathrooms are clean, and the staff really keeps up on maintenance. The day use area of the park is great for kids. It has a grass beach, but enough...More

1  Thank JennInJersey
Reviewed August 15, 2018

10 minutes away from Woodstock Vermont is a hidden gem of a lake called Silver Lake. The lake is very clean and along with the Barnard General Store is the main gathering point for the Town Of Barnard. The afternoon we were there many locals...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The cleanest lake in VT, no motor boats, peaceful setting. Excellent for any ages. There are trails all around, the best restaurant in VT is located 1 mile down the road - The Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern, the Barnard General Store is convenient and...More

1  Thank Corinna D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Easy to access from VT interstate 89/exit 3. Wonderful state park campground that is well maintained and directly on the Lake -- reserve early for best spots. Excellent general store in the village of Barnard is a very short walk away. Great for kids and...More

Thank VtEdie
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful lake! Perfect for a morning walk or for a short visit. We made a walk around the lake in the morning fog and it was amazing. Warmly recommended!!

Thank Shanij60
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Clean and lovely park. Ranger Tyler D. was great with kids and adults, intelligently teaching and talking about various nature found in the park. A beautiful weekend on all levels.Dog friendly!

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We were there the weekend.There is a skull guessing which I tried guessing them all lol.This area is good for family with kids.They have a swimming area for kids.There is a dock where you can jump off but it's deep.I didn't dare jumping to the...More

1  Thank bluecard21
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Great for a day at the lake (they offer a sandy beach, boat rentals, dock, concessions, restrooms and playground) or a night of camping. Beautiful area as well, close to attractions in Bethel, Woodstock and beyond.

Thank BeaW139
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We went with 3 families and kids ages 2-14. Silver Lake is our favorite state park. The lake is clean and safe. You can rent a bunch of different types of boats. The facilities are clean and adequate for the number of campers. The sites...More

1  Thank Amy P
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July 4, 2018|
Response from VtEdie | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I believe that they do still rent boats at Silver Lake State Park!
Laura H
August 23, 2017|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but I used my own kayak so paddle boards weren't an interest of mine. I think they also rent kayaks. And may paddle boats, also.
Tammy M
June 24, 2017|
Response from Amy P | Reviewed this property |
Yes to water but no to electricity.