Description: "Lake Shaftsbury
State Park is on an 84-acre parcel surrounding the small
but picturesque Lake Shaftsbury. The area operated as
a private campground/cabin resort before it became a state
park in 1974. It has become a popular park facility in
"Lake Shaftsbury operates a group camping area with
clusters of lean-tos (15) available throughout the year
for scouts, church groups, and other organizations. Pit
toilet facilities are available. There is also a developed
beach, play area, and picnic area. There is an open picnic
shelter/pavilion available for large group gatherings.
The snack bar concession has rental rowboats, paddle boats,
and canoes. The "Healing Springs Nature Trail"
around the lake is also a popular spot."
Area attractions include the Bennington
Rockwell Museum and the Southern Vermont Arts Center.
Open/Close Dates: Mid-May to September
Cost: $4/person/night (2004)
Directions: From Bennington: Go 10
mi N on Route 7A.
Contact Information: 262 Shaftsbury
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262