The land of Wilgus State Park was given to the state of Vermont in 1933 by Colonel and Mrs. William Wilgus for the creation of Wilgus State Park.
The original park, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, consisted of a picnic area with large flue-type stone fireplaces and picnic tables, and the ranger's quarters.
The campground was developed and expanded between 1960 and the present time. Wilgus State Park is a very popular park for canoes and kayaks, since it is located on the Connecticut River.
This park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.
Facilities / Amenities
There are 4 cabins, 15 tent/trailer sites and 6 lean-to sites which overlook the Connecticut River. There are two restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. There is a picnic area and 3 lean-tos in the Group area. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the contact station as well as a WiFi connection. A trailer sanitary station is located near the ranger's quarters. There is also a small picnic shelter for campers.
Camping: There are 15 tent/RV sites and 9 lean-to sites at the park. Three lean-to's are reserved for group use.
Hiking: The Pinnacle Trail is a 1 mile loop to an elevation of 628 feet.
Swimming: There is swimming in the Connecticut River.
Boating: Boats are welcome. The park also rents kayaks and canoes. Additionally, Great River Outfitters run CT River canoe and kayak trips from the park.
Fishing: Trout, bullhead and panfish are among some of the species anglers can find in the Connecticut River. This park also participates in the Reel Fun Program.
Picnicking: Picnickers are welcome to the park. There is also a small pavilion for campers.
Horseshoes: There is a horseshoe pit at the park.
Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.
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