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Boulder Beach State Park- Boulder Beach State Park is a day use park offering 75 shady picnic sites, a 200-foot beach for swimming along with an adjacent playground. Boat rental and cartop boat launching facilities available.
Groton State Forest- Groton State Forest is an absolute woodland wonder offering an array of outdoor activities for every taste. There are nine state parcels within this Forest including a trail system which adjoins the parcels and their amenities. Features include trout waters and unsurpassed wildlife viewing.
LR Jones State Forest- Established in 1909 as Vermont's first state forest, LR Jones offers 642 acres adjacent to Groton State Forest with features including Bald Hill and Potter Brook. Primitive camping, hiking and hunting are enjoyed year-round.
Montpelier / Wells River Trail- Falling within the Ricker Pond area of Groton State Forest, this rail trail is 14.5 miles long and is available to bicyclists, horseback riders, hikers and winter cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
New Discovery State Park- New Discovery State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This lovely park offers access to Osmore Pond which has wonderful fishing and wildlife viewing.
Ricker Pond State Park- Ricker Pond State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This lovely park is a popular destination due to the amount of amenities offered.
Seyon Ranch State Park- Nestled alongside Noyes Pond and the eastern base of Spruce Mountain, Seyon Ranch State Park is a natural habitat for squaretail trout and supports a plentiful trout fishery. In addition to fly fishing, visitors can observe many forms of native wildlife, including moose.
Stillwater State Park- Stillwater State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This lovely park rests directly on the shores of Lake Groton bisected by Stillwater Brook.

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Kettle Pond State Park
Copyright: - Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Kettle Pond State Park
Description - Kettle Pond State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This scenic and rugged forest is known primarily for its developed camping facilities, but offers a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities. Though only a half-hour drive from Barre, Montpelier or St. Johnsbury, this forest retains a sense of wilderness and supports a wide variety of wildlife, including black bear, moose, deer, grouse, mink, beaver, otter, fisher, loons and herons. A variety of fish can be found in the clear ponds and brooks. Kettle Pond State Park offers group camping.

Attractions - Kettle Pond State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This scenic and rugged forest was the site of intensive logging, beginning in 1873 with the opening of the Montpelier to Wells River railroad that ran through the forest (now a park trail) and ending in the 1920's when most of the timber was cut. Today the forest supports a wide variety of wildlife, including black bear, moose, deer, grouse, mink, beaver, otter, fisher, loons and herons. A variety of fish can be found in the 104-acre Kettle Pond which supports rainbow trout, yellow perch and smallmouth bass.

Recreation - Kettle Pond State Park is one of five campgrounds located within Groton State Forest. The park rests on a secluded pond known for its beautiful moss-covered boulders. A highlight of the park is the pond's shoreline which is sprinkled with blueberry bushes. Swimming, a playground and fishing are also available. Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.

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 Groton travel 2 miles west on US 302, then 7.5 miles northwest on SR 232.


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Contact Information:
Kettle Pond State Park, RD Box 600 , Marshfield, VT, 05658, Phone: 802-584-3820

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Big Deer State Park - This area is used based on the need of Stillwater Campground. There's easy access to the Nature Center and miles of hiking trails. Unique natural areas are nearby including Kettle Pond and Peacham Bog.
Boulder Beach State Park - Boulder Beach State Park is a day use park offering 75 shady picnic sites, a 200-foot beach for swimming along with an adjacent playground. Boat rental and cartop boat launching facilities available.
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.
Groton State Forest - Groton State Forest is an absolute woodland wonder offering an array of outdoor activities for every taste. There are nine state parcels within this Forest including a trail system which adjoins the parcels and their amenities. Features include trout waters and unsurpassed wildlife viewing.
LR Jones State Forest - Established in 1909 as Vermont's first state forest, LR Jones offers 642 acres adjacent to Groton State Forest with features including Bald Hill and Potter Brook. Primitive camping, hiking and hunting are enjoyed year-round.
Montpelier / Wells River Trail - Falling within the Ricker Pond area of Groton State Forest, this rail trail is 14.5 miles long and is available to bicyclists, horseback riders, hikers and winter cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
New Discovery State Park - New Discovery State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This lovely park offers access to Osmore Pond which has wonderful fishing and wildlife viewing.
Ricker Pond State Park - Ricker Pond State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This lovely park is a popular destination due to the amount of amenities offered.
Seyon Ranch State Park - Nestled alongside Noyes Pond and the eastern base of Spruce Mountain, Seyon Ranch State Park is a natural habitat for squaretail trout and supports a plentiful trout fishery. In addition to fly fishing, visitors can observe many forms of native wildlife, including moose.
Stillwater State Park - Stillwater State Park lies within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous public landholding in Vermont. This lovely park rests directly on the shores of Lake Groton bisected by Stillwater Brook.
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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