Branbury is located on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo. The Green Mountain National Forest is its neighbor to the east. Historically, the 69-acre park operated as a farm at the turn of the century, then as a guest house, summer boy's camp and private beach and picnic area. In 1945, it became Branbury (Brandon-Salisbury) State Park. The 1000 foot natural sandy beach, clean, clear Lake Dunmore, and the large open grassy areas make the area very popular for swimming, sunning, or picnicking.
Facilities / Amenities
The park is divided by Route 53. 19 tent/RV sites and 7 lean-to sites are on one side of the highway in a heavily wooded area, and 17 tent/RV sites are located along the perimeter of a grassy open area near the beach. There are restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. There is also a concession stand selling snacks, drinks and beach toys.
Nearby hiking trails to scenic vistas, waterfalls, caves, mountain lakes and streams provide outstanding hiking opportunites. Mountain biking trails are also nearby. There is fishing and boating on Lake Dunmore (canoe, kayak, rowboat, and pedal boat rentals are available at the park).
The park has 2 shelters available to rent. The screened-in, wooden rooms can seat 40 people each and cost $25 per shelter to rent for the day.
Camping: This park has 36 tent/RV sites and 7 lean-to sites for campers.
Hiking: The park has a number of hiking trails ranging in difficulty.
Swimming: The park has a 1000 foot, natural and sandy beach on Lake Dunmore.
Boating: The park is great for boating. You can launch your own canoe, kayak or SUP at the beach. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and a rowboat are available to rent.
Fishing: There is great fishing on Lake Dunmore. Some species include rainbow trout, salmon, perch and pike.
Picnicking: There is a day-use field with picnic tables. The beach also makes a good spot for a picnic.
Nature Programs: There are nature programs and a park interpreter at this park.
Mountain Biking: There are mountain biking opportunities at the nearby Moosalamoo Recreation Area.
Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.
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