Gifford Woods State Park

Killington; Rutland County
113 Acres

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General Description:

Gifford Woods State Park is located on Route 100 near its intersection with Route 4 in Killington. The property is bisected by Route 100 with a developed campground facility on the west side of the highway and a designated Natural Area to the east.

Unique Features:

A notable feature within Gifford Woods State Park is the Gifford Woods Natural Area, a 7-acre old growth northern hardwood forest (sugar maple, beech, yellow birch) located east of Route 100. The natural area was designated in 1965 to protect one of the few remaining northern hardwood old growth forests in the northeastern United States.

Recreation Overview:

In addition to the developed campground facility, a section of the Appalachian Trail crosses the park as it passes from Georgia to Maine. The Kent Brook Trail is a 1-mile loop trail through the hardwood forests within the park. The Gifford Woods Interpretive Trail is a short loop (.3 miles) with interpretive exhibits exploring the natural and cultural history of the old growth forest.

Any questions about this parcel? Please contact:

Ethan Phelps

Southeast Parks Regional Manager
100 Mineral Street, Suite 304
Springfield, VT 05156-3168                                            
Work Phone: 802-777-0388
Fax: 802-885-8890                      
ethan.phelps@vermont.gov

Lisa Thornton

Stewardship Forester
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423
Work Phone: 802-777-7480
Fax: 802-786-3870
lisa.thornton@vermont.gov