Townshend State Park

2755 State Forest Road
Townshend, VT 05353


A visit to Townshend State Park, located at the foot of Bald Mountain on a bend of the West River, feels like a step back in time. The park was constructed during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a public works program aimed at putting young men to work.


Camping: There are 30 tent sites and 4 lean-to sites available to rent.
Hiking: The Bald Mountain Trail is a 1.7 mile, moderate trail leading visitors to the summit of the mountain.
Swimming: Swimming is available at the Townshend Dam recreation area operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Fishing: Fishing is permitted at the park.
Picnicking: There are picnic tables and a picnic shelter available to visitors.

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