July 11, 2016
MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks invites you to participate in the first ever Vermont State Parks Campfire Cook-off video competition.
June 22, 2016

MONTPELIER - Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, “Random Acts of Camping” will be coming to a state park day use area near you.

June 21, 2016

COLCHESTER - Now celebrating its second year, The Poetry Walk at Niquette Bay State Park is a collaboration between the Burnham Memorial Library and Niquette Bay State Park, promoting literacy, learning, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world with a connection to the place we call home.

Sixteen poems have been selected to inspire thoughts of our progression through life’s passages as evoked by beautiful natural scenery of the Colchester environment.

June 15, 2016


International Music Festival Brings Free Performances to Five Vermont State Parks, Tuesday June 21

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to invite you to join a free celebration of music at five state parks on the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21.

May 26, 2016

New Firewood Rule Prohibits Untreated Firewood from Entering Vermont

A new Vermont rule effective May 1st prevents invasive insects from piggybacking into the state on untreated firewood. As summer camping season arrives, visitors to Vermont should be prepared to buy firewood in-state or be able to verify that imported firewood is heat-treated to USDA-approved standards.

May 3, 2016

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR) has awarded $586,764 to fifteen significant trail projects. This funding, available through state and federal funds in the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), will go towards maintaining and building public trails all over Vermont.

April 14, 2016

WATERBURY – As Vermont dries out from winter each year, a new hazard often presents itself for spring.  Dead grass, leaves, and brush can become prime fuel for wildland and brushfires, particularly when dried out under sunshine, low relative humidity, and just two or three rain free days in a row.  The National Weather Service reports those conditions are expected this coming weekend.

April 7, 2016

More than 2,000 acres added to Camel’s Hump State Park; Public celebration slated for April 15

April 1, 2016

Your Summer To-Do List is Here

Vermont State Parks Announces the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to announce that the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on!

March 31, 2016

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

On March 30 the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, manager of State Forests and Parks, announced that Mud Season has returned to the Green Mountains a month early.


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