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“Great State Park”

Silver Lake State Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Barnard
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

My husband has been camping here for 40 years. The bathrooms, grounds and beach are very clean. There is great fishing, boat rentals a good,snack bar. Walking distance to our favorite store, Barnard General Store.

1  Thank Maria W
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The little grassy park at the lake is the perfect spot to just sit and chat. Some folks are swimming, or just dipping their feet into the lake. Very charming

Thank Paula_Fl
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We rented a vacation home about ten minutes south to explore the Woodstock area, and our kids dragged us to Silver Lake for an afternoon swim nearly every day of our visit. The swimming area is a bit small, but there's also a playground, and the lake is just the right size to paddleboat or canoe around on a whim. Beach access cost us $10 for a family of four, boat rental is by the hour & varies by type.

Thank i0n
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Silver Lake is small. I didn't expect a lot from it. Entering the state park was an eye-opener. The campground, which we did not use, appeared to be well maintained and was well used. We were there to take advantage of the picnic area. It is nicely tucked among the pine trees and suited our needs perfectly. The beach was busy while we were there, attesting to the good conditions.

At the beach there are concessions selling food and renting boats (pedal, kayak, and canoe, no power), as well as changing rooms and bathrooms. All were kept clean and in good condition. The facility was well staffed, and the staff were helpful and friendly.

The only wrinkle was the closing of the boat concession during the lunch hour. I thought it odd that some of our party were turned away when they went to rent a boat, and told to return after lunch. It was a minor wrinkle, but could be easily corrected and might result in more revenue for the park.

Overall, I consider this park to be a gem, a great place to camp, picnic, or bring the family for an outing. Thank you, Vermont!

Thank abjnbpt
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Plenty of parking available here. Boat rentals available. Small concession stand has limited items available. Clean, rustic-looking restrooms.

Thank Barbara H
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