DAR State Park

Addison; Addison County
95 Acres

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General Description:

DAR State Park is located on the shores of Lake Champlain in the Town of Addison. This small park is an ideal location for a quiet visit on scenic Lake Champlain. The property was donated to the State of Vermont by the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R) in 1949. Camping is the primary use at the park.

Unique Features:

Due to its strategic location on the shores of the lake, DAR State Park is an area steeped in history. Native Americans occupied this area as far back as 7,500 years ago until Euro-American settlers arrived. This area is thought to be the site of the first permanent Euro-American agricultural settlements in Vermont.  

Recreation Overview:

The state park is a popular camping destination. While there are short trails that allow people to explore the park there are no hiking trails at DAR. Bird watching is a favorite pastime.

Planning Overview:

The long-range management plan for DAR State Park was developed in 1984.

Any questions about this parcel? Please contact:

Maria Mayer

Parks Regional Manager
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423
Work Phone: 802-770-0893                                             
Fax: 802-786-3870
maria.mayer@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