802-244-1226 - Main Phone Number
Calendars of Events:
|Vermont Agency of Natural Resources updates Waterbury Reservoir boat access schedule|
Vt Digger - Posted on: 10:40 am Fri May 31st, 2019
Waterbury Reservoir Boat Access Spring Construction Schedule Updated
Limited Boat Launch Openings Begin Memorial Day Weekend
|Sanders and Welch announce passage of bill to repair aging Waterbury, East Barre and Wrightsville dams|
Posted on: 10:55 am Thu Oct 11th, 2018
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) announced Wednesday that Congress passed legislation that opens the door for Vermont to receive federal funds to repair three aging flood control dams.
|Waterbury Reservoir: Longtime Park Attendant Nurtures 'Soul' Of Popular Tourist Destination|
Posted on: 10:25 am Tue Jul 31st, 2018
For the 40,000 or so visitors that go to the Waterbury Reservoir every summer, the 850-acre body of water has become a go-to oasis on hot summer days. But managing all that traffic, it turns out, is no simple task.
|Free Vermont Days Weekend|
Posted on: 10:39 am Fri Jun 9th, 2017
Free Vermont days weekend. This weekend, June 10th & 11th, 2017!
GO visit the parks.
|Camping pushes up state park attendance|
Waterbury Record Posted on: 1:00 pm Thu Nov 12th, 2015
While Vermont state parks hit a milestone this year - more than 1 million visitors - Waterbury Center State Park went the other way.
Located in Waterbury
Waterbury Center State Park
177 Reservoir Rd.
Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677
Park Phone: 802-244-1226
Open for day use:
10:00 AM - Official Sunset
Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Pets are not permitted during park operating hours.
From I-89 (Exit #10): Go 2-3/4 mi N on VT Route 100, left on Reservoir Road
N44deg 22.782' W72deg 43.618' Directions/Map
About the Park:
Waterbury Center State Park lies on the easterly trivium of Waterbury Reservoir, a quarter mile off VT Route 100. It is an integral recreation resource in Central Vermont and one of the newer park facilities within Mount Mansfield State Forest. The Reservoir is the ninth largest body of water in the state of Vermont and was created in the 1930's by the CCC as a flood control project to protect towns and villages along the Winooski River Valley. From late spring to early fall the Reservoir is maintained to a surface area of 850 acres and has a maximum depth of 100 feet. To prepare for normal spring snow melt and runoff, the surface area is reduced to between 415 - 610 acres throughout the winter. The designed flood control capacity of Waterbury Reservoir is approximately 9,000,000,000 gallons.
The park is located on a 90-acre peninsula with 22 picnic sites, tables, hibachis, swimming beach, nature trail, trailer boat ramp, boat rentals, concession area and restrooms.
A new, universally accessible trail was constructed in 2010 that includes two accessible fishing platforms.
Nearby Things to Do:
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Green Mountain Club Headquarters (Waterbury Center), Alpine slide and gondolas (Stowe); Granite Quarries (Barre); State Capitol (Montpelier); Vermont History Center (Barre).
Parks & Playgrounds
- Accessibility : Parking available
- Facilities : Water Access / Boat Launches
- Options : Swimming allowed
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