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

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


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