Description: From their Website:
"The campground sits on the mostly undeveloped Spectacle
Pond where it is common to hear loons calling at night.
There are 61 tent/trailer sites and 23 leantos. All three
restrooms include hot showers ($). A sanitary dump station
is available, but no hookups. There are hiking trails,
a camper's beach with boat rentals, nature museum, an
amphitheater, a garage theater, and play area. At the
nearby day use area there is a long sandy beach, (at the
southern end of Island Pond), a bathhouse with restrooms,
and rental boats.
"In 2000, an additional 430 acres were added to
the park. Most of this acreage includes a series of complex
wetlands and fens as well as critical wildlife habitat.
Located within the park is the 15 acre Natural Area, which
is noted for its understory of boreal plant species and
stand of mature red pines."
Area attractions include the Bald Mountain Fish Hatchery,
Ethan Allen Furniture, Maple
Grove Museum and Fairbanks
Museum and Planetarium.
Open/Close Dates: Mid May-Oct. 15
Cost: $16 - $23 (2004)
Directions: Brighton State Park is
located 2 miles east of Island Pond on Route 105. Here
you'll find State Park road, which you should take south
for .75 miles.
Contact Information: 102 State Park
Island Pond, Vermont 05846
Park Phone: 802-723-4360