What to do in Camp Plymouth State Park

Camp Plymouth State Park offers 295 acres of forest along the east shore of Echo Lake. Hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, group camping and panning for gold are enjoyed.

The site of Camp Plymouth was at one time thought to have been used as an encampment by soldiers of the Revolutionary War in 1777, while en route from Rindge and Fort Number 4 (Charlestown, New Hampshire) to the Battle of Ticonderoga. It now seems that the encampment was about two miles north of Camp Plymouth. The Boy Scouts used this area until 1984 when it became a state park.

There is a group camping area on the south side of Buffalo Brook. On the north side of the brook there is a large picnic area, playground, sandy beach, horseshoe pits, concession and boat rentals. Four rental cottages are available May through Columbus Day. There is a large enclosed picnic shelter including a kitchen for larger groups as well as two smaller open pavilion-style picnic shelters. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.

Nearby attractions include art galleries, Bridgewater Mill Mall and Chaffee, Rutland; Cheese Factory, Plymouth; Calvin Coolidge Memorial Center, Plymouth; Alpine Slide at Pico Ski Area and Gondola rides at Killington Ski Area, Shelburne.

From Grahamville travel north on SR 100 approximately 2 - 3 miles. Turn right onto Kingdom Road. Travel a very short distance and make a left (north) onto Scout Camp Road which takes you to the park.

Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

Route 1, Box 489
Ludlow, VT 05149

Phone: 802-228-2025

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