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Description - Victory State Forest offers 15,826 acres for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, hunting and limited camping. Wildlife viewing is terrific in this region of the state. The Victory Basin and the Wildlife Management Area offer an opportunity to view moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, river otter, red fox and much more.

Attractions - Victory State Forest is located in the northeastern area of Vermont near St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville. The huge forest includes over 15,000 acres offering visitors the opportunity view Burke Mountain, elevation 3,267 feet and Umpire Mountain 3,020 feet. Darling State Park is located within the Forest offering camping, hiking, hunting and picnicking amongst a forest of spruce and fir. Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area is also located within the Forest offering an opportunity to view black bear, white-tailed deer, an array of small game and gameland birds.

Recreation - Victory State Forest offers 15,826 acres for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, hunting and limited camping. The Victory Basin is located in the Forest and offers view of a remote northern ecosystem created by the glaciers. Picturesque mountains surround the low-lying swampland which is home to moose, black bear, red fox, river otter and much more. Snowmobiling and mountain biking are extremely popular forms of recreation within this state forest.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.

Location - River Road between Granby and North Concord bisect Victory State Forest.

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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:
Northern Vermont - Northern Vermont stretches between America's sixth largest lake and the state line of New Hampshire, this region offers an array of outdoor activities from boating and fishing to mountain hikes and moose hunting.
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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