Elmore State Park

856 VT Route 12
Lake Elmore, VT 05657


The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont.” Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is mostly forested and agricultural land. Lake Elmore and Elmore Mountain, which rises almost from the lake’s shore, are prominent features of the town.

Lake Elmore is 219 acres, and lies northwest of the village and empties into the Lamoille River through Pond Brook. Elmore Mountain is in the "Worcester Range" and its timber is mostly hardwood. The mountain has an elevation of 2,608 feet.

The park had its beginning in 1936 when the town of Elmore and local citizens made a gift of 30 acres on Lake Elmore to the state of Vermont. With modest means, a picnic and beach area were created. Today, with more than 700 acres, Elmore State Park has become a popular, developed recreation facility.

Facilities / Amenities

The park has:

a campground with 44 tent/RV sites and 15 lean-to sites
2 campground bathrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated showers
hiking trails leading to the top of Elmore Mountain and the fire tower
a large, sandy beach great for swimming
boat rentals
a CCC-built beach house with bathrooms and changing rooms and a concession stand selling park merchandise and light fare


Camping: Elmore State Park has 44 tent/RV sites and 15 lean-to's.
Hiking: Two trails lead to the summit of Elmore Mountain (elev: 2,608 ft). There is a fire tower at the summit, offering great, 360 degree views of the surrounding area.
Swimming: Elmore State Park has a beach with a designated swimming area.
Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and a row boat can be rented from the Beach House.
Fishing: Mostly small fishing in Lake Elmore (perch, pike, and panfish). This park also participates in the Reel Fun Program. Click here to learn more about Reel Fun fishing at the park (PDF)
Picnicking: There is a picnic pavilion available for rent. There are also picnic tables throughout the day use areas.
Stand-up Padding Boarding: SUP's are available to rent through Paddle North every day from 10am - 6pm.
Horseshoes: There are two horseshoe pits at the park.
Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.

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