Emerald Lake State Park:
East Dorset, VT

We stopped at Emerald Lake State Park for a barbecue supper on the way back from Bromley Mountain (Peru, VT) to where we were based in Killington. The park was exactly what we were looking for: a place to grill, with picturesque scenery, just a short walk from the parking lot. The highlight for us was the magnificent lake which offers a swimming beach and boat rentals. Since we visited during late afternoon hours the park was deserted except for a family fishing from their canoe. The 20 acre lake is a popular destination for fishing, swimming and boating (without motors only). There are picnic tables on the grass near the lake as well as on a field closer to the parking lot. There are also tables in a shady area near the paved path leading to the lake. The picnic pavilion is available for group rental.

Emerald Lake Park is a popular hiking destination and there are camping and RV sites at the park.


Posted: September 15, 2019


65 Emerald Lake Lane

East Dorset, VT 05253


Phone Number:

(802) 362-1655



Memorial Day Weekend – Columbus Day Weekend

10 am-sunset


free. Parking fees may apply.


Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours

Lakewood: 4 hours, 35 minutes

Monsey: 3 hours, 15 minutes


Website: vtstateparks.com

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