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Waterbury Center State Park

Waterbury, Washington County

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General Description:

This park, situated within Mt. Mansfield State Forest on the easterly shore of 850 acre Waterbury Reservoir, is located a quarter mile off VT Route 100.  The State Park is located on a 90-acre peninsula with 22 picnic sites, tables, hibachis, swimming beach, nature trail, trailer boat ramp, boat rentals, concession area and restrooms.  A new, universally accessible trail was constructed in 2010 that includes two accessible fishing platforms.

Unique Features:

The Waterbury Reservoir is the ninth largest body of water in the state of Vermont and was created in the 1930's by the CCC as a flood control project to protect towns and villages along the Winooski River Valley. From late spring to early fall, the Reservoir is maintained to a surface area of 850 acres and has a maximum depth of 100 feet.

Recreation Overview:

This State Park is an integral recreation resource in Central Vermont and one of the newer park facilities within Mount Mansfield State Forest.  It offers a wide variety of water based and land based recreational opportunities, such as swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

Planning Overview:

The management plan for Waterbury center 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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