Jamaica State Park

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Jamaica State Park
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TypeState park
Location48 Salmon Hole Ln.
Jamaica, Vermont
Coordinates43°06′21″N 72°46′24″W / 43.1057°N 72.7734°W / 43.1057; -72.7734Coordinates: 43°06′21″N 72°46′24″W / 43.1057°N 72.7734°W / 43.1057; -72.7734
Area772 acres
Operated byVermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
OpenMemorial Day weekend - Columbus Day weekend

Jamaica State Park is a 772-acre state park in Jamaica, Vermont, on the shore of the West River.

Activities includes camping, swimming, boating, river fishing, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, and winter sports.[1]

Facilities include a picnic shelter, 43 tent/trailer sites, 18 lean-to shelters, two rest rooms with hot showers, and firewood and ice available for purchase.[2]

There is a nature center, and park rangers offer interpretive programs including night hikes, campfire programs, amphibian explorations, and nature crafts and games.

The 51-acre Hamilton Falls Natural Area is located in the park.[3] Cobb Brook includes several waterfalls, and Hamilton Falls drops 40 to 50 feet into a large pool. There is a trail to the top and bottom of the falls.

The park includes a 2-mile section of the 16-mile West River Trail, a universally-accessible trail along the old railbed for the West River Railroad.[4][5] The trail leads up to Ball Mountain Dam.


  1. ^ "Jamaica State Park". Oh Ranger. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Jamaica State Park". Vermont State Parks. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Hamilton Falls Natural Area". State Lands Administration. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Jamaica State Park". Trail Finder. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Official site". Friends of the West River Trail. Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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