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Lake St. Catherine State Park
Copyright: - Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Lake St. Catherine State Park
Description - Lake St. Catherine is a popular camping destination due to the close proximity to populated areas within the states of Vermont and New York. Visitors enjoy the beautiful, quiet wooded environment along the shores of the 852-acre lake. The park first opened as a small picnic and swimming area in 1953 after serving as farmland and a children's summer camp.

Attractions - Lake St. Catherine is a popular outdoor recreation destination located in southeastern Vermont. The beautiful, quiet and wooded environment along the shores of the 852-acre lake offer great scenery, a pleasant spot for a picnic, quiet camping or a stroll overlooking the lake. The park first opened as a small picnic and swimming area in 1953 after serving as farmland and a children's summer camp.

Recreation - The park offers an array of facilities including a 61-site campground, a well-developed picnic grove, playground area and swimming beach. A boat launch and boat rental are available from the concessionaire. Boating and fishing for both cold and warm water species are popular lake attractions. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.

Nearby attractions include Equinox Mountain Drive, Manchester; Wilson's Castle and Vermont Marble Exhibit, Proctor; Hildene and Equinox Hotel, Manchester; and the Bennington Monument and Museum in Bennington.

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 Poultney travel 3 miles south on SR 30.

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Filed By: samantha (Old Bridge, NJ)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lake St. Catherine is truly a great camping expeirience. I am 14 years old and I chose along with my 11 year old sister to go camping here instead of Disney ! I met my best friend for 3 years at Lake St. Catherine and now we meet there every year! It's great! The lake is clean and very pretty. And everyone there is so polite! (especially the staff!) Its really a great place and I enjoy coming back year after year!

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: i hated walking too far for showers! But they felt good!

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Contact Information:
Lake St. Catherine State Park, 3034 VT Rte. 30 - South , Poultney, VT, 05764, Phone: 802-287-9158

Additional Information:
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 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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