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Elmore State Park

856 VT Route 12

The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont.”  Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is mostly forested and agricultural land. Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, which rises almost from the lake’s shore, are prominent features of the town.

Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Hogback Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain has an elevation of 2,608 feet.

The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a popular, developed recreation facility.

The campground has 45 tent/trailer sites and 15 lean-tos. Two restrooms are available in the campground with hot showers ($). A sanitary dump station is available, but no hookups. There is convenient access to several hiking trails to Elmore Mountain and its fire tower. The day use area includes a large sandy beach, an historic CCC-built beach house with a community room that can be rented for group functions, a concession stand and cafe area, restrooms, and boat rentals.


Ross-Alexander Smith

Friday, July 20, 2018
This place is so well taken care of. The locals are wonderful and nice. There's a great corner store that has all the essentials and even some surprises. The lake, roads and trails are well cared for. And the's pretty amazing. If you're renting a house, be sure to get one facing the mountain. And with a hot tub if you can. Nothing better than jumping out into the cold water then back again. The park itself has a great hiking trail to firehouse tower. If you're afraid of heights, it's a touch scary but totally worth it at the top. The beach is a great place for kids and family.

Aj Bouffard

Monday, July 9, 2018
rented a lean-to for 4 days left on day 3 morning, the highway is super close to the campsites could see every vehicle passing by and hear them all night. the sprayed manure on day 2 and it brought a massive amount of flies to our campsite partial reason to leaving. the hiking and water were great other than that it really wasn't a relaxing camping experience, if anything get a campsite tight in the campground! the facilities were very clean and the host were very nice.

Aman Godara

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Elmore State Park is a state park located in Elmore, Vermont, United States. It includes Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, and has day-use facilities for picnicking, hiking, and water-based activities, and a 45-site campground. Some of its facilities were developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps; for these, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The park is open seasonally between Memorial Day and Columbus Day; fees are charged for day use and camping. In 1934, the town of Elmore and several of its residents gave the state of Vermont a gift of 30 acres (12 ha). This occurred during the Great Depression, and the state set the Civilian Conservation Corps to work transforming the gift of land, along with adjacent federal lands, into a park. CCC crews, whose encampment remains are also found in the area, built the main access road, the beach house and the beach between 1934 and 1936.The federal portion of the park was turned over to the state in 1938, which built the observation tower atop Elmore Mountain the following year. The campground was added in 1963.

Scott Hepler

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Great VT state park. Nice facility, helpful people, fun stuff to do, great location, good size and layout.

Michel Hicks

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Beautiful park with lovely grounds. Not enough trash cans, as they would like you to carry out your own garbage, however, if you're renting the facilities for an event they should provide somewhere for garbage to end up so you don't have to bring home huge bags of stinky garbage in your car.

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