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Address: 20 State Park Beach Road, Barnard, VT
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+1 802-234-9451
10:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:30

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Great family time

Great for a day at the lake (they offer a sandy beach, boat rentals, dock, concessions, restrooms and playground) or a night of camping. Beautiful area as well, close to... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Ben W
Hanover, New Hampshire
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great for a day at the lake (they offer a sandy beach, boat rentals, dock, concessions, restrooms and playground) or a night of camping. Beautiful area as well, close to attractions in Bethel, Woodstock and beyond.

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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went with 3 families and kids ages 2-14. Silver Lake is our favorite state park. The lake is clean and safe. You can rent a bunch of different types of boats. The facilities are clean and adequate for the number of campers. The sites are big and private. We had a total blast even though it rained on the... More 

1 Thank Amy P
Barnard, Vermont
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I pass by the Lake every day. Every day there's a beautiful sight you didn't see the day before…because of the weather and the wild life….it's simply one of Vermont's most wonderful places. Today, sitting on the Porch of the Barnard General Store, I saw a flock of ducks come in for a landing along with a Red Tail Hawk….the... More 

Thank 724Lee
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We camped here for a weekend and although we still enjoyed the company we kept the campground was disappointing. There is absolutely no privacy because you're packed in with the other campers like sardines. The campground was small and our spot was pinned against a chain linked fence across the street from someone's house and a graveyard. The road was... More 

Thank vanilinh
Burlington, Vermont
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My daughter (under 10 years old) and I got there right at the opening bell at 10am! It was a beautiful Saturday with blue skies and it was maybe 75 degrees all day. We rented a 2 person kayak for 2 hours and literally went around the entire perimeter of the lake in about 1.5 hours. They provided free life... More 

6 Thank vtgmsc
Montpelier, Vermont
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210 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lovely spot on Silver Lake-beach, picnic areas, ample parking, changing facilities, snack bar, water craft rentals...what more could you want?

Thank MWitz
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We went to the state park for a kayak paddle. So cute with lots of families. Well maintained. Boats, kayaks, canoes, to rent. A nature center. Grass and a jungle gym Clean swimming area Perfect for the little town

Thank marthal166
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was our first visit to Silver Lake. The area was very clean. There was ample parking, and shady areas to sit, and have a picnic. There were picnic tables, outdoor grills in a nice shady area. The beach itself was very clean. The changing areas were private compared to changing areas at some lakes in Mass. They also had... More 

1 Thank mimipazsak
Barnard, Vermont
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Silver Lake State park is a great little park tucked away on Silver Lake in Barnard Vermont. The park has a campground and a beautiful beach as well as a snack bar. Next to the snack bar there is canoe, kayak, and pedal boats available for rent. The beach is clean, and the lake is small and usually only has... More 

2 Thank vermont01922
Mesa, Arizona
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

After a day of driving in the area, we bought sandwiches at the Barnard General Store and drove into the park - paid the nominal fee. We ate a picnic table and then sat in the grass to watch folks on boats and in the water. After a while we ventured in to the water. The lake water is cold,... More 

1 Thank AZ_Margie

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