What to do in Lake St. Catherine State Park

Lake St. Catherine is a popular camping destination due to the close proximity to populated areas within the states of Vermont and New York. Visitors enjoy the beautiful, quiet wooded environment along the shores of the 852-acre lake. The park first opened as a small picnic and swimming area in 1953 after serving as farmland and a children's summer camp.

Lake St. Catherine is a popular outdoor recreation destination located in southeastern Vermont. The beautiful, quiet and wooded environment along the shores of the 852-acre lake offer great scenery, a pleasant spot for a picnic, quiet camping or a stroll overlooking the lake. The park first opened as a small picnic and swimming area in 1953 after serving as farmland and a children's summer camp.

Recreation
The park offers an array of facilities including a 61-site campground, a well-developed picnic grove, playground area and swimming beach. A boat launch and boat rental are available from the concessionaire. Boating and fishing for both cold and warm water species are popular lake attractions. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.

Nearby attractions include Equinox Mountain Drive, Manchester; Wilson's Castle and Vermont Marble Exhibit, Proctor; Hildene and Equinox Hotel, Manchester; and the Bennington Monument and Museum in Bennington.

Location
From Poultney travel 3 miles south on SR 30.

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
3034 VT Rte. 30 - South
Poultney, VT 05764

Phone: 802-287-9158

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