Emerald Lake State Park
|Emerald Lake State Park|
|Location||65 Emerald Lake Lane|
East Dorset, Vermont
|Operated by||Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation|
Emerald Lake State Park is a 430-acre state park in East Dorset, Vermont, USA. It is the home of 20-acre Emerald Lake, called such because of its emerald color.
Activities includes swimming, non-motorized boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, wildlife watching, and winter sports.
Facilities include 67 campsites and 37 lean-tos, flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station. There is a small beach with a snack bar and boat rental facilities, a picnic pavilion with 2 group grills and a smaller grill, other picnic tables, and a horseshoe pit.
There is a nature center, and park rangers offer interpretive programs including night hikes, campfire programs, amphibian explorations, and nature crafts and games.
The state has designated 4 acres as the Emerald Lake Natural Area, on a steep bank at the south end of the park. The old-growth forest here features hemlock, sugar maples and other hardwood species, and there are several trees of noteworthy age and size.
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