Lowell Lake State Park

Lowell Lake State Park

Quick Facts

Lowell Lake State Park

Vermont

(802) 824-4035

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Things To Do

Overview

Open year round for day use (winter road conditions permitting). Lowell Lake Park is undeveloped with no camping or restroom facilities. Lowell Lake State Park was established in 1981 when the State of Vermont purchased 207 acres from the Estate of Arline Weiss Gardner on the southern end of Lowell Lake. This area included the dam, cemetery and an informal car top boat launch.

Map of Lowell Lake (VT)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.219330, -72.761440

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Activities

  • Boating

    A cartop launch is available at the park.

  • Bird Watching

    Many beautiful species of bird have been spotted in and around Lowell Lake. Some include: yellow-rumped warbler, Canada goose, cackler, long-tailed duck, bald eagle, golden eagle, red-tail, northern harrier, goshawk, cooper's, sharpie, red shoulder, osprey, kestrel, junco, chickadee, cardinal, white-throated sparrow, blue jay, morning dove, white-breasted nuthatch, goldfinch, and tufted titmice.

  • Bicycling

    Lowell Lake State Park has multi-use trails for bikers.

  • Fishing

    Lowell Lake is a great place to fish from a canoe or kayak, or from off shore. Species you might catch include: yellow perch, chain pickerel, largemouth-bass, bullhead, and panfish.

  • Hiking

    Lowell Lake Trail is a loop approximately 3.5 miles in length, which completely encircles Lowell Lake. Trail highlights include a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, stands of large white pine trees, and scenic views of the lake and wetlands. The trail is located on relatively flat terrain and the hike is of moderate difficulty. The trail is marked with blue paint blazes. The northern portion of the trail follows park service roads on both sides of the lake as well as approximately 1000 feet of Little Pond Road, a town road. Parking for the trail is available at the parking area located near the boat landing off Lowell Lake Road. For detailed trail info and maps, click on the link below to visit the park web page.

  • Historic Sites

    Nearby Springfield and Bellows Falls offer visitors farms, shops, tours, and more!

  • Picnicking

    Lowell Lake Trail is a loop approximately 3.5 miles in length, which completely encircles Lowell Lake. Trail highlights include a Revolutionary War-era cemetery, stands of large white pine trees, and scenic views of the lake and wetlands. The trail is located on relatively flat terrain and the hike is of moderate difficulty. The trail is marked with blue paint blazes. The northern portion of the trail follows park service roads on both sides of the lake as well as approximately 1000 feet of Little Pond Road, a town road. Parking for the trail is available at the parking area located near the boat landing off Lowell Lake Road.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Wildlife abounds in Lowell Lake State Park. Commonly seen animals include white-tailed deer, fisher, coyote, black bear, beaver, otter, turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, woodpeckers, skunk, porcupine, squirrel, red-tailed hawks and sometimes bald eagles. Reptiles and amphibians include wood frog, spring peeper, American toad, and yellow-spotted salamander.

  • Winter Sports

    Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are fun ways to see the park in winter. Visitors are encouraged to explore the park during the off season and enjoy the quieter time of year.

Seasonality/Weather

Currently park use is limited to informal day use with no facilities. Open year-round 10:00 am - sunset.

Directions

Driving

From Route 11, turn onto Lowell Lake Road. In 1/2 mile, turn right at T-intersection. Park entrance is just up the hill.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(802) 824-4035

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