Branbury State Park

Branbury State Park

Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont lies Branbury State Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With its tranquil lakes, picturesque hiking trails, and abundant wildlife, Branbury State Park offers visitors a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The closest airport to Branbury State Park is Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, located just a short drive away. From there, visitors can easily access the park by car or shuttle.

One of the main attractions at Branbury State Park is Lake Dunmore, a pristine body of water perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. The park also offers several hiking trails that wind through the surrounding forest, allowing visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area.

In addition to outdoor activities, Branbury State Park also hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year, including guided nature walks, birdwatching excursions, and educational workshops.

The weather at Branbury State Park varies throughout the year, with warm summers perfect for swimming and hiking, and crisp fall days ideal for leaf peeping and outdoor exploration. In the winter, the park transforms into a winter wonderland, with opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

Overall, Branbury State Park is a hidden gem in the heart of Vermont, offering visitors a tranquil escape into nature. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day by the lake or an adventurous hike through the mountains, Branbury State Park has something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab your hiking boots, and get ready to explore all that this beautiful park has to offer.

Branbury State Park information

Adress: 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769, United States
Phone: +1 802-247-5925
Rating: 4.7/5
Rated count: 460

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Exploring Meerkats
There are too many good things to say about this park. In a matter of minutes strangers became friends and the entire feel was great. The sites across the street, in the woods, is where we camped. We loved it there and made fast friends with our neighbors. There were rocks to hike behind our site in addition to the trails.

Upon arrival we picked up our tag after hours, which was very simple. Since we have stayed at another state park in the US they already had all of our info and we had to do little, just confirm our dates on the phone to make our reservation.

It was pretty quiet at night and the bathroom was nearby. Just down the trail was the bathroom/shower house. This (shower) is coin operated, bring quarters. I believe it was 1.50 for 5 minutes for showers, toilet is open access. The beach was tranquil and the concession stand (cash only) has treats and water supplies (floats and such). Firewood is available for sale at the welcome Station. You can rent a paddle boat or canoe. The water is clear and shallow enough to walk out a few meters without worry.

I think site 21 is the one that sits along the edge of Lana Falls. The awesome camp volunteer is located nearby as well. This is also where the cliff trails start and they end around site 41 at the top of the hill. If you have a rig the 1-17 sites will likely be your best bet, they are on an open field, but you are right beside the beach, apple trees and playground.

If you need to do laundry head north on 53 to Kampersville where there is a laundromat and a few shops. We didn’t use the facilities, just passed them. You drive along hugging the lake to hit this point. Silver Lake is just to the south, just head over the bridge. We hiked the internal trails across the street from the beach (where the wooded sites are) so we skipped Silver Lake, but heard great things from every new friend we made. Some were even headed to Rattlesnake Point, which was higher and longer than our planned trek. I was traveling with a 4yo who loved the trails.

There is little reception so you may need to head to the beach if you need to get in contact with anyone. If you are considering a visit to North/Central Vermont you have to stop by Branbury and Lake Dunmore.

Helen Papeika
Have camped here, had swim days and picnics, kayaked and even served as camp volunteers for a summer. This is an absolutely wonderful park. Great staff. Swimming and sunsets can’t be beat.
Dave Bone
Nice campground. The staff is friendly and the facilities are well maintained. The sites on the lake side (where I stayed) are near a beach with a snack bar. It can get busy during the day, but gets quieter at night as the beach clears out. These sites are also out in an open field without much privacy, but are still quite pleasant. The sites on the other side of the road are more wooded and connect to a series of hiking trails. Highly recommended.
T. Chatary
Family friendly especially during the warm months, with a wide, shallow beach and playground. A real gem, quiet and beautiful even in the off-tourist times. Vermont seniors enter for free with a Green Mt Pass ( obtained from your town clerk office). Paddling is swell on the big lake. Be wary of power boats though.
Nickee Castillo
My family and I took a mini vacation out to VT and this is one of the many places I wanted us to visit. There is a fee for those who do not live in the state but is is very affordable. In our group we had two adults, two teenagers, two children, and one toddler came up to $13 and some change. We loved this lake beach! The people are so kind and friendly. My children didn’t want to leave. All of my children made friends and had someone to play with. The water is clear enough see what you are stepping on. The panoramic views of mountains are breathtaking. The sand is a mix of rocks and shells mainly rocks. So it can be a little rough to walk on but with all the fun and scenery no one is thinking about the rocky sand lol My family agreed we will continue to make this our go to place on a road trip. ***Oh worth mentions, you can rent paddle boats, boats, the stand and paddle, canoes and ect here. ***A Must know.. the concession and the rentals take CASH ONLY! This is something we wish we had known before hand. If you don’t have Cash handy you will have to leave out the Lake Beach and go to the other side of the Lake close to where you first enter to get to the only ATM near the lake. ( Yes this will be a pain in the butt hassle ) The concession food is a bit pricey so if you don’t bring your own cooler of food/snacks/drinks this will be the next choice. ( Trust me the little ones will be hungry) Overall we loved being here!
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