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“VT does it again! What a pretty park - we will be back here.”
Review of Jamaica State Park

Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Jamaica
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Owner description: Park offering easy hiking trails.
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Park is a decent size but doesn't have the sites crammed in - they are all pretty decent sizes. We had a leanto which faced the river which we used to sleep in! There were no mosquito's or bugs to bother us - it was great. Bathrooms are clean but small so they get busy on weekends, be ready to wait for a shower unless you time it right! Firewood by bundle or by the cart for sale and also ice for sale at the campground. Some really good hiking, be ready for a workout. The main hiking/biking trail is about 2 miles long and follows an old railway bed all the way to where the West River meets Cobb Creek. There is a small bridge to cross over and take some good pics of where the two bodies of water meet. This part of can be done by anyone iether by foot or cycle. However the trail that shoots off to Hamilton Falls is 1 mile of steep terraine and is up the mountain. But the climb is worth it when you get to the Falls. The Falls lead into Cobb Creek. Be carfeful if you decide to hike down the creek, there is no way to get back up to the main trail without a rope! You will need to hike creek and it's rocks until you get to the bottom where it meets the West River and the bridge just mentioned above. Difficult and dangerous without GOOD hiking boots, some very slippery conditions. But beautiful scenery and very clear smaller waterfalls and rockpools. Not recommended for small children! Too dangerous and slippery. The village is small so any grocery items you need you will need to travel about 25 minutes on Route 30 to River Bend Market in Townshend - it's a great little grocery store and they have everthing you need, including gas - ATM - beer & wine - Deli. There is also a good smokeshop with local smoked meats/cheeses and canned goodies right next to the Marketplace.

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Reviewed 2 July 2011

Came on weekend of 4th of July and several drunks kept half the campers awake. We tried notifying a park attendant but no emergency number was available and the main line was not answered

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Reviewed 26 January 2018
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