Emerald Lake State Park

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Emerald Lake State Park
TypeState park
Location65 Emerald Lake Lane
East Dorset, Vermont
Coordinates43°16′49″N 73°0′20″W / 43.28028°N 73.00556°W / 43.28028; -73.00556Coordinates: 43°16′49″N 73°0′20″W / 43.28028°N 73.00556°W / 43.28028; -73.00556
Area430 acres
Operated byVermont 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.[1]

Facilities include 67 campsites and 37 lean-tos, flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Emerald Lake State Park". Oh Ranger. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Emerald Lake State Park". Vermont State Parks. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Vermont Natural Areas". Vermont State Lands Administration. Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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