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Great birding at Jamaica State Park

I walked the trail by the river this past spring and saw a beautiful Scarlett Tanager and an... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Best rail trail in southern vermont, terrific naturalist talks, and a great campground

This park is a terrific day trip or overnight if you're planning to visit Southern VT. The 3 mile... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Park offering easy hiking trails.
48 Salmon Hole Ln, Jamaica, VT 05343
+1 802-874-4600
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

I walked the trail by the river this past spring and saw a beautiful Scarlett Tanager and an equally beautiful Indigo Bunting, among other birds. Walked the whole length to the dam and back, and brought lunch. It was priceless. Very easy walk. Lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This park is a terrific day trip or overnight if you're planning to visit Southern VT. The 3 mile long rail trail, that parallels the river, is suitable for biking, hiking and running (it connects to another 10 miles of running trail past the park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

My husband, our friends and I checked out Jamaica State park as part of our Green Mountain Adventure challenge. When arriving at the park, we were greeted by friendly park staff. We wound our way through walking trails and checked out Hamilton Falls during our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Windi G
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to walk in any season. In summer, the trees provide shade, and you can still see the river right next to the trail. It’s quite level, so not challenging, and any level of hiker can enjoy it. There are some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The walk to the lower falls from the front gate is long, but it is a short bike ride. To get to the falls from the parking area is like 3 miles at least. Flat for 2/3, then a healthy climb up. You can climb...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HSR112
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We visited Jamaica as part of the Green Mountain Adventure Challenge this year. Two of the clue locations can be reached via trails in the park. If you are visiting Jamaica State Park for this reason, do yourself a favor and Google the locations first!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Boydsinme
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Been coming here for the West Fest whitewater release for many years. This year (Sept 22-25) was the worst. The new park ranger harassed everyone who camped here - the campground was full. It was like being in a prison with a prison guard watching...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Susan01904
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I stop by to check this pace.At the check in counter,the lady that was there seems like shed don't know what she is doing.I have the library pass and she took it- when I showed to her,she just keep reading the front...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank bluecard21
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We arrived early enough where we didn't get charged for a day pass (about 830ish am). We followed a trail/path along the river to the turnoff for "Overlook Trail". For how busy the campground seemed, we only passed two groups of people along the trail....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ashley s
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The hike was easy enough for the kids. Seeing the falls and experience of the cold water at the base of the falls was a memory I'll cherish forever.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank michael g
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July 25, 2016|
Response from CHERYL N | Reviewed this property |
No I don't believe they have water and electric hookup. It is all basic camping with no utilities as far as I know.