Townshend Lake Day Use Area

Townshend Lake Day Use Area

The Townshend Lake Day Use Area location is in Townshend, Vermont
5353. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Townshend Lake Day Use Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

3845 Vt Rte 30


Phone number


Campground information Townshend, Vermont


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.


Townshend Lake offers ample recreation opportunities. A boat ramp provides access for canoeing, kayaking and small motor boats (10hp or less). The lake is stocked once a year with Rainbow Trout for the enjoyment of anglers. The three group shelters are surrounded by many individual picnic tables with BBQ grills for smaller groups to enjoy. The Ledges Overlook Trial offers stunning views of the Green Mountains along the 1.7 mile loop with Townshend Lake Nature Area a short drive up Route 30 offering access to the West River Trail.


Within the recreation area, there are three large picnic shelters with electricity surrounded by individual picnic tables and grills available for use. There are also flush toilets, drinking water, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horse shoe pits, a swim beach and hiking trails available throughout the park.

Natural Features

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


For facility specific information, please call (978) 381-8915.

Nearby Attractions

Townshend Lake Nature Area is located 2 miles north on Route 30.
Scott Covered Bridge is located 1/4 mile south on Route 30.

Frequently Asked Questions About 3845 Vt Rte 30 Townshend, VT

How do I make a reservation with Townshend Lake Day Use Area?

To make reservations at Townshend Lake Day Use Area, you can call the office at 802-365-7703.

Where is Townshend Lake Day Use Area located?

The Townshend Lake Day Use Area is located at 3845 Vt Rte 30 in Townshend,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Townshend Lake Day Use Area have tent or RV camping?

Townshend Lake Day Use Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 802-365-7703 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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