Victory State Forest

Concord, Granby, Lunenburg, and Victory, Essex County
16,272 Acres

Tree at Victory State Forest

General Description:
Much of Victory State Forest was acquired from lumber or paper companies and has a long history of management for timber products. Remnants of sawmills still remain within the forest. The forest is managed mainly for timber and wildlife habitat. 

Recreation Overview:
Victory State Forest is open to dispersed recreation such as hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, hiking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Portions of the forest are open for primitive camping. VAST trails run through the property and the Vermont Horse Council assists in the management of a multi-use trail open to horseback riding. Gravel roads within the forest are open for horseback riding as well as biking.

Planning Overview:
The original long range management plan for Victory State Forest was written in 1994. The process to update that plan began in 2013 and Victory State Forest was added to the Victory Management Unit along with Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area and Darling State Park. The draft long range management plan for the Victory Management Unit is now available for review and comment. A public meeting was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. A second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT. For more information, please follow the link below. 

Any questions about this parcel? Please contact:

Louis Bushey

Stewardship Forester
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Work Phone: 802-535-8410
Fax: 802-748-6687
louis.bushey@vermont.gov