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Camp Plymouth State Park
Copyright: - Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Camp Plymouth State Park
Description - Camp Plymouth State Park offers 295 acres of forest along the east shore of Echo Lake. Hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, group camping and panning for gold are enjoyed.

Attractions - The site of Camp Plymouth was at one time thought to have been used as an encampment by soldiers of the Revolutionary War in 1777, while en route from Rindge and Fort Number 4 (Charlestown, New Hampshire) to the Battle of Ticonderoga. It now seems that the encampment was about two miles north of Camp Plymouth. The Boy Scouts used this area until 1984 when it became a state park.

Recreation - There is a group camping area on the south side of Buffalo Brook. On the north side of the brook there is a large picnic area, playground, sandy beach, horseshoe pits, concession and boat rentals. Four rental cottages are available May through Columbus Day. There is a large enclosed picnic shelter including a kitchen for larger groups as well as two smaller open pavilion-style picnic shelters. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.

Nearby attractions include art galleries, Bridgewater Mill Mall and Chaffee, Rutland; Cheese Factory, Plymouth; Calvin Coolidge Memorial Center, Plymouth; Alpine Slide at Pico Ski Area and Gondola rides at Killington Ski Area, Shelburne.

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 Grahamville travel north on SR 100 approximately 2 - 3 miles. Turn right onto Kingdom Road. Travel a very short distance and make a left (north) onto Scout Camp Road which takes you to the park.


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Camp Plymouth State Park, Route 1, Box 489 , Ludlow, VT, 05149, Phone: 802-228-2025

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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.
Coolidge State Forest - Coolidge State Forest is named for the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933). Surrounding Coolidge's birthplace, this State Forest offers 18,511 acres for a variety of outdoor recreations.
Okemo State Forest - Okemo State Forest is leased to a private ski resort offering downhill skiing, snowboarding, ski instruction and equipment rental. Eighty-three trails include 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 20% expert. Total vertical drop is 2,150 feet.
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.
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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Vermont State Parks - Official Agency Website

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