Waterbury, Washington County
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This park, situated within Mt. Mansfield State Forest on the easterly shore of 850 acre Waterbury Reservoir, is located a quarter mile off VT Route 100. The State Park is located on a 90-acre peninsula with 22 picnic sites, tables, hibachis, swimming beach, nature trail, trailer boat ramp, boat rentals, concession area and restrooms. A new, universally accessible trail was constructed in 2010 that includes two accessible fishing platforms.
The Waterbury Reservoir is the ninth largest body of water in the state of Vermont and was created in the 1930's by the CCC as a flood control project to protect towns and villages along the Winooski River Valley. From late spring to early fall, the Reservoir is maintained to a surface area of 850 acres and has a maximum depth of 100 feet.
This State Park is an integral recreation resource in Central Vermont and one of the newer park facilities within Mount Mansfield State Forest. It offers a wide variety of water based and land based recreational opportunities, such as swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and picnicking.
The management plan for Waterbury center State Park was developed in 2002 and is incorporated as part of the Mt. Mansfield State Forest Long-Range Management Plan.
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