Barnard; Windsor County
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Silver Lake State Park is located in the town of Barnard, is a classic Vermont hill town surrounded by high rolling hills, dotted with farms and affording many scenic vistas. This busy park is popular for its sandy swimming area, picnic grounds, and camping area. Its proximity to Woodstock and other central Vermont tourist destinations makes it ideal for family vacations.
Silver Lake State Park encompasses the northern shoreline of 84-acre Silver Lake which supports excellent fishing of northern pike, perch, smallmouth bass and other warm-water species. The lake is popular for paddling and quieter recreation, with only occasional motorboats passing by. During the winter months, when the park is closed, the lake is a popular spot for ice skating and ice fishing.
Silver Lake State Park contains 40 tent/trailer sites and 7 lean-to sites. There are two rest rooms in the camping area with running water and hot showers ($). There is a sanitary station, but no hookups. The beach has a large grassy area, play area food concession, rest rooms, changing rooms, and boat and canoe rentals. Fishing is a popular activity on the lake.