Find Sites

Find your spot

Find other facilities on map


part ofTownshend Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sun Sep 13 2015   Season Dates


Townshend Lake is nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Families from near and far come to enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities the lake has to offer.

Natural Features:

The recreation area sits in the West River Valley behind the Townshend Dam. The picnic area offers many large trees for shade along with other sun-basked open areas.


Townshend Lake offers a boat ramp for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and a sandy swimming beach. Other visitors come to use the group shelters or picnic area while the children enjoy the playgrounds or a hike on one of the trails.


There are three large picnic shelters with electricity, picnic tables and grills available for use in the recreation area. There are also flush toilets, drinking water, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horse shoe pits and hiking trails available throughout the park.

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
  • Pets are not allowed in the recreation area.
  • Live bands are not permitted.
  • For more information call the Townshend Lake Project office at 802-365-7703.
    • 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):
    43.05328, -72.70208
    43°3'12"N, 72°42'7"W

    Townshend Lake is located 19 miles north of Brattleboro, Vermont, on Vermont Route 30.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    3845 VT RTE 30
    Townshend  VT  5353

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (802)365-7703
    Discover and reserve camping, lodging, permits, tours and more at America's parks, forests, monuments and other public lands with Recreation.gov. Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
    Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration