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Camp Plymouth State Park- Camp Plymouth State Park is located in Plymouth on the east shore of Echo Lake. The total acreage is 295 acres of which 46 acres comprise the developed portion of the park. The balance (249 acres) contains hiking trails, fishing, hunting, gold panning and primitive camping, but is largely forestry oriented.

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Description - Leased to a private ski resort, Okemo State Forest offers an opportunity to ski and snowboard within the beautiful 5,770 acre Okemo State Forest. Views of Ludlow Mountain and Okemo Mountain are enjoyed throughout the Forest. A small primitive campground is offered. A variety of trails varying in difficulty are available. Equipment rental and ski instruction on-site.

Attractions - Okemo State Forest is leased to a private ski resort offering downhill skiing, snowboarding, instruction and rental. Eighty-three trails include 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 20% expert. Total vertical drop is 2,150 feet.

Recreation - Downhill skiing, snowboarding, equipment rental and ski instruction are offered at Okemo State Forest. A small parcel of land is set aside for primitive camping. Lake Rescue, Lake Ninevah and Echo Lake are nearby fishing opportunities. Also Camp Plymouth State Park is minutes away offering boating, fishing, hiking, playground, camping and more.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

Location - From Ludlow take SRs 103/100 north a very short distance and turn left on Okemo Mountain Road.


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Contact Information:
Vermont Dept. of Forests Parks & Recreation, 103 South Main Street , Waterbury, VT, 05671-0601, Phone: 802-241-3670, Fax: 802-244-1481
, parks@fpr.anr.state.vt.us

Additional Information:
Camp Plymouth State Park - Camp Plymouth State Park is located in Plymouth on the east shore of Echo Lake. The total acreage is 295 acres of which 46 acres comprise the developed portion of the park. The balance (249 acres) contains hiking trails, fishing, hunting, gold panning and primitive camping, but is largely forestry oriented.
Central Vermont - Central Vermont is characterized by beautiful rolling green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rushing streams. Historical sites, museums, ski resorts, challenging multi-use trails, golf courses and more may be found in this picturesque New England region.
Vermont State Parks and Forests - Vermont has over 50 state parks and over 2,200 campsites and shelters available for seasonal use. Most state parks permit cross-country skiing and several permit snowmobiling on designated routes. Vermont also offers over 35 state forests open for recreation use along with four rail trails and nearly a dozen historic sites.

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