Addison; Addison County
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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.
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.
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.
- DAR Interactive Campground Map and Guide
- Information on hunting, fishing and trapping in Vermont
- Using State Lands for Recreation
- FPR Recreation Activities
The long-range management plan for DAR State Park was developed in 1984.