Lake Shaftsbury State Park, Shaftsbury

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Lake Shaftsbury State Park is an 84-acre state park around Lake Shaftsbury in Shaftsbury, Vermont.
Activities includes swimming, non-motorized boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, wildlife watching, camping and winter sports.
Facilities include non-motorized boat rentals, a snack bar, beach, restroom, play area and picnic area. There is a large open pavilion with electricity, grills, tables and chairs. Camping facilities include a fully furnished waterfront cottage that sleeps six, with deck and grill, and a group camping area with clusters of lean-tos. Port-a-let facilities are available.
The park is located in Arlington State Forest.
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  • Our family loves this lake! The State Park has been closed because of Covid-19, but people are free to visit the lake and picnic and swim. Our three- and five-year-old enjoy swimming and the the... 
    Our family loves this lake! The State Park has been closed because of Covid-19, but people are free to visit the lake and picnic and swim. Our three- and five-year-old enjoy swimming and the the...  more »
  • This little park sees a lot of people in the summer, but if you go in the off season, it’s so peaceful. We’ve seen osprey and bald eagles here. The trail around the lake is an easy mile. 
    This little park sees a lot of people in the summer, but if you go in the off season, it’s so peaceful. We’ve seen osprey and bald eagles here. The trail around the lake is an easy mile.  more »
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  • Beautiful park. Clean and has restrooms. Very family friendly.
  • My wedding was here in June, and the park was absolutely the most perfect place for it. The backdrop of the lake, the trees, and mountains was priceless and breathtaking. My pictures came out so gorgeous. The park staff were kind, accommodating and helpful. Also, the pavilion is secluded from the rest of the park so it was the perfect place for the reception. I highly recommend them as a wedding venue, even though they arent necessarily listed as one on the VT state parks website.

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