What to do in Half Moon Pond State Park

Half Moon State Park is located on the west side of Lake Bomoseen. The 23 acre Half Moon Pond rests on park property offering rainbow trout, yellow perch, largemouth bass, bullhead and panfish. Lake Bomoseen offers anglers a similar choice in species from the 2,360-acre lake. The state park offers camping, a playground and hiking trails to High Pond and to Bomoseen State Park.

Half Moon Pond State Park is located within the Bomoseen State Forest along the shores of the 2,360 acre Bomoseen Lake. There is limited swimming, but great warm and cold-water fishing. Electric motorboats allowed and boat rental is available. This is a popular area with anglers. In addition to Bomoseen Lake, Half Moon Pond offers great fishing as well as Glen Lake, Old Marsh Pond, Inman Pond, Black Pond, Bresee Pond and much more.

Recreation
Half Moon State Park is located on the west side of Lake Bomoseen. The 23-acre Half Moon Pond rests on park property offering rainbow trout, yellow perch, largemouth bass, bullhead and panfish. Lake Bomoseen offers anglers a similar choice in species from the 2,360-acre lake. The state park offers camping, a playground and hiking trails to High Pond and to Bomoseen State Park. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.

Nearby attractions include Hubbardton Battlefield, Wilson Castle and Vermont Marble Exhibit all in Proctor; Morgan Horse Farm, Middlebury; Lake Champlain Ferries, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Benson; and Shelburne Museum located in Shelburne.

Location
From Hubbardton travel 4 miles north on West Shore Road.

Climate
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.

Address
1621 Black Pond Road
Hubbardton, VT 05743

Phone: 802-273-2848

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