Silver Lake Campground

  

A fall forest frames the crystal clear waters of Silver Lake

Silver Lake Campground is a small, primitive campground located on Silver Lake. Silver Lake is only accessible by hiking 0.6 miles down the Goshen Trail or on the Service Road. 

Please note: drinking water access is currently closed to protect public health. There is no garbage service available, please carry out what you carry in.

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a snowmobiling opportunities are all avaialble in the Silver Lake Area Trails.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground is open year-round. Hosts typically on-site Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Reservations: Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fees Camping fee:
  • $10 per site per night
Fees payable at self-pay station. 
Restrictions:
  • Maximum stay limit is 14 days in a 30 day period.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • There is no garbage service available, please carry out what you carry in.
Closest Towns: Goshen Brandon Food and Services: Brandon restaurants and fuel stations. For all Emergencies: 911; 911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Goshen on Silver Lake Road.
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Green Mountain National Forest - Middlebury Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the Junction of Route 125.Travel east on Route 125 for 6.8 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 32. Follow FR 32 for 6.8 miles, and turn right onto Silver Lake Road. Follow Silver Lake Road 2.2 miles to the parking lot at the end.

From Rochester, travel south on Route 100 to the junction of Route 73. Travel west on Route 73 for 10.3 miles. Turn right on Hathaway Road, and follow it for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Flora White Road, and follow it for 1.4 miles to a stop sign. Go straight through onto Silver Lake Road. Follow Silver Lake Road 2.2 miles to the parking lot at the end.


General Notes:

There are 15 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded road. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. Please note: drinking water access is currently closed to protect public health. There is no garbage service available, please carry out what you carry in.

 

Additional Resources

Silver Lake Campground Brochure and Map

 

History of Silver Lake

Silver Lake has attracted people for many generations. Long before the Green Mountain National Forest owned the surrounding land, or the Hortonia Power Company started making electricity; even before the famous Silver Lake Hotel and religious retreat grew out of a small upland farm on the site of today's picnic area, ancestors of today's Abenaki people were here enjoying the peace and beauty. To learn more about the history of Silver Lake, we recommend a recent book by William J. Powers, Jr. -- "Leicester Vermont's SILVER LAKE -- Beyond the Myths", available in local bookstores and libraries throughout central VT. 


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

There are 15 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded road. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill.

There are two vault toilets in the campground and one barrier free vault toilet in the picnic area. There is no drinking water available. There are no showers or hook-ups. There is no garbage service available; please carry out what you carry in.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.89709

  Longitude : 
-73.0501

 



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