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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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Nice 3 hour hike

We did not camp but just spent a lovely 3ish hours hiking to the top of Bald Mountain and back down. Physically it is not a very difficult hike; it goes up a bit steeply in some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brookfield, Connecticut
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not camp but just spent a lovely 3ish hours hiking to the top of Bald Mountain and back down. Physically it is not a very difficult hike; it goes up a bit steeply in some places and provides a nice little workout. Beautiful views from the top.

Thank ellen06804
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Entrance from Rt. 30 is on dangerous curve of busy highway, very narrow roads, NO camping other than primitive. Very little parking where picnic tables and gazebo are situated. Very RV / motorhome unfriendly. Skip this one!

Thank Beth Brown L
Linden, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We went to see if we could do some bass fishing... There is a boat ramp, a large picnic area, playsets, it's in the mountains, what's not to like???

Thank grateful908
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Small, clean campground. Nice hiking trails. Bathrooms are a definitely why I would not return to this campground. Bathrooms extremely small. Have to sit sideways on the toilets in both the men and women's bathrooms. The water barely trickles from the women's shower, then men's shower was good. One sink and one hook in all bathrooms and limited shelving so... More 

1 Thank SnowandSun
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

2 Thank Kelly B
Burlington VT
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

2 Thank VTyankee
Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank CobraCop1
Jamaica, Vermont
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18 attraction reviews
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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 

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