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Little River State Park

Waterbury, Washington County

A lone canoe sitting on the tranquil beach at Little River State Park on a lovely summer day.

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General Description:

This park, situated within Mt. Mansfield State Forest, surrounds Waterbury Reservoir and is one of Vermont’s most popular State Parks.

Unique Features:

The relative remote setting and the extensive frontage on the Waterbury Reservoir, provide excellent camping, hiking and water-based recreational activities making it an excellent location for outdoor enthusiasts.

Recreation Overview:

This State Park primarily consists of a campground with 81 tent/RV sites, 20 lean-tos and five cabins. This is Central Vermont's largest and most popular campground. Three of the four restrooms include hot showers ($). A sanitary dump station is available, but there are no hookups. Within the campground, there are swimming beaches, play areas, a boat launch, ball field, and boat rentals for campers. (For day use boat rentals and swimming, see Waterbury Center State Park). Adjacent to the park are miles of hiking trails for campers and day users that take in the rich cultural and natural history of the area.

Planning Overview:

The management plan for Little River Reservoir 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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