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Stoughton Pond Rec Area, VT

part ofNorth Springfield Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: Stoughton Pond Rec Area
Status: Open through Sun Sep 13 2015   Season Dates


Stoughton Pond Recreation Area is a day use area located to the north of North Springfield Lake. Stoughton Pond is located off State Route 106 on Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville, Vermont.

Natural Features:

Stoughton Pond is situated among rolling hills on the North Branch of the Black River. Open lawns cover the park, with hardwood and softwood trees offering areas of shade and wildlife habitat.


Stoughton Pond Recreation Area offers plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. Many people enjoy canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing. The state of Vermont Department of Fish and Game annually stock the pond with rainbow trout, and the pond also offers excellent bass fishing. A boat ramp is available, located off Plains Road.

An interpretive trail winds along the side of the pond. Hikers are treated to views of wetlands and uplands, both with a wide diversity of natural habitats. A multi-use trail system is located at the main reservoir, North Springfield Lake.


Stoughton Pond Recreation Area offers a group picnic shelter with tables and a large grill. Ten family picnic sites are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Flush toilets, change house and drinking water are available on site.

Amenities at this family-friendly park include a swimming area with a great beach, grassy areas for sun bathing and a boat ramp for small boats, canoes and kayaks.

The park is staffed by uniformed park rangers who offer special programs on a variety of nature topics throughout the season.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Scenic Overlook
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Shade
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Auto Repair Shop
Know Before You Go
  • Day use only.
  • Open every day, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • No pets and/or livestock.
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility.
  • No ground fires; charcoal fires or self-contained gas grills only.
  • Anything that might change the atmosphere of the park requires approval from park staff before a reservation is made. Examples include but are not limited to: music, weddings/receptions, cooking arrangements, etc.
  • For more information call the Project Office at 802-886-2775.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.38111, -72.50111
43°22'52"N, 72°30'4"W

Take VT 106 North to Stoughton Pond Road. The facility is about ½ mile to the left in Perkinsville, Vermont.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Stoughton Pond Rec Area
98 Reservoir Road
Springfield   VT  05156

Phone Number:

Information:  (802)886-2775
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