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Description - Ball Mountain Lake was built by the US Army Corp. of Engineers and serves as a water resource for the surrounding communities. It also serves as a recreation location for hunting, camping, fishing, boating, biking, hiking and winter sports.

Attractions - Ball Mountain Lake was built by the US Army Corp. of Engineers and serves as a water resource for the surrounding communities. The large 75 acre lake offers multi-use trails, boating and fishing opportunities as well as camping and hunting. Winter sports are also permitted on this site.

Recreation - Ball Mountain Lake has 75 acres for recreational pleasure. It offers biking, fishing, hiking, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife viewing. This area offers the Winhall Brook Campground which has streamside campsites, modern restrooms with hot showers, trailer dump station and resident campground attendants. The campground is open from the third weekend in May to the weekend after Labor Day. Hunting is permitted at this Army Corp. of Engineer site.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (above 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Places in History Travel Region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (more than 112 centimeters). However, along the eastern boundary of this region, precipitation drops between 36 and 40 inches (91 to 102 centimeters).

Location - Ball Mountain Lake is located near Brattleboro, Vermont. Travel north on VT State Route 30 to Jamaica. Signs direct you to dam. The campground is 5 miles north of the dam, off Vermont State Route 100.

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Contact Information:
Ball Mountain Lake, 25 Ball Mt. Lane , Jamaica, VT, 05343-9713, Phone: 802-874-4881

Additional Information:
Southern Vermont - Southern Vermont is also known as the Places in History Travel Region due to the historical significance prior to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The 20th century presented the famed artist Norman Rockwell and the city of Brattleboro boasts as the location where Rudyard Kipling produced his finest writings. Beautiful roadways lend themselves to the discovery of nearly a dozen covered bridges, many of which reside on the National Register of Historic Places.
Vermont Lakes and Reservoirs - On the western side of Vermont, Samuel De Champlain paddled down the huge 435 square mile lake in 1609. Today that lake bears his name, Lake Champlain, and is known as America's "Sixth Great Lake." On the eastern side of the state, the longest river in New England creates the border. In addition, over 808 lakes and ponds and over 7,000 miles of rivers and streams grace the entire landscape.


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