Tucked away in southeastern Lamoille County, Elmore State Park is in close proximity to the charming town of Johnson and exciting Stowe, both of which are just a little over 20 minutes from the park. Come and browse the countryside beauty, or load up your rental RV full of gear for a fun-filled day experiencing Elmore State Park. Pull out your fishing rod for a day on the lake, slap on the sunscreen for a day of hiking the trails, or jump into your swimsuit for a refreshing dip at the beach – this park has it all!
A product of the Civilian Conservation Corps' hard work during the Great Depression, Elmore State Park is a living testament to the hard work of thousands of Vermont citizens past and present. Located in what is known as the “Beauty Spot of Vermont,” the park’s breathtaking location boasts the sparkling 219-acre Lake Elmore, Elmore Mountain (which tops out at an elevation of over 2,600 feet), and over 700 acres of forested land to enjoy. Search for an RV in Lamoille County today for a relaxing vacation in the inspiring setting of Elmore State Park.
Curl your toes into the coffee-colored sands at Lake Elmore and bask in the rising sun before taking a refreshing dip into the aquamarine waters. Located at the base of the rugged Elmore Mountain, this expansive lake provides swimming to all ages in an inspired setting. It’s no wonder that Elmore campers of all ages flock to the 219-acre lake to canoe, kayak, and pedal boat among such beauty.
If you can pull yourself away from the alluring lake, then lace up your hiking shoes for a journey up Mount Elmore, where spectacular sights await you. Travel through rugged woodlands for just under two miles and come out on top where a fire tower awaits you at the summit. Got the kids with you? Grab an educational brochure from the park and stroll the half-mile Mountain Brook Nature Trail, designed as a display of local history. Keep an eye out for numbered posts which contain a plethora of educational information on topics from Vermont’s forest history to vibrant wildflowers. Breathe in the sweet scents of apple trees and snap photos of some fascinating facets of Vermont culture.
Pull out your picnic basket and enjoy a hearty meal with all your favorite people in the tranquil setting of Elmore State Park. Rent a luxurious picnic pavilion for a day event or take advantage of one of the many picnic tables peppered throughout the park grounds. The fun doesn’t have to end with a meal, as the whole family can join in on volleyball at the net in the day-use field. Not a fan of volleyball? Bring a fishing pole on down to Lake Elmore and reel in a picture-worthy fish for the flawless finish to a wonderful afternoon.
Camping at Elmore State Park
Choose from over 40 RV sites while camping at Elmore State Park. Sites vary from fully secluded in the warmth of the lush forest to wide open in the breezy sunshine, just resting on the tip of the forest. You can bring the picnic on home, as each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. Pets are welcome here if they're leashed and well-behaved.
Although motorhome camping here is primitive – meaning there are no hookups available – the park does offer flush toilets, drinking water, coin-operated hot showers, and a dump station. Nearby activities include two horseshoe pits, an amphitheater, and a playground. Cozy up to your campfire with a fuzzy blanket and spend some valuable time reconnecting with nature amid the panoramic views of Vermont's natural splendor.
Exploring the Area
If you’re looking for a taste of adventure, then the sensational town of Stowe is perfect for you! This town holds a wealth of activities such as hair-raising treetop adventures, thrilling ziplining, and scenic gondola rides. For those not in the know, treetop adventures in Stowe include six different obstacle courses all located in the air. Walk across dangling bridges, hands secured by a suspension rope above your head, climb a rope ladder into the leafy sky, and zipline down a pathway that is nothing but air. Bring the kids along, as there are easier courses for kids to enjoy as well.
While in Stowe, take the trip to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum to get lost in the fascinating displays of snowy wonder all around you. Check out over 20 years’ worth of snowboarding photography in over 65 professional images of Vermont talent, or stand in awe of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, a tribute to local snowboarders that annually recognizes and inducts up-and-coming athletes. Peruse hundreds of cool artifacts through various exhibits and learn more about what makes Vermont famous for its winter sports.
Specialty pizza, fresh bakery, American fare, breakfast café, spicy Mexican…hungry yet? Elmore boasts dozens of delectable restaurants serving up a wide range of cuisines. Indulge in a flavorful dinner after a day of adventuring for the easiest meal planning ever. If you’re running low on gas or groceries while camping with an RV, then cut the travel time and boost the playtime with a quick trip to Wolcott to fill up on both. Located under ten minutes away from Elmore State Park, Wolcott boasts several gas stations and groceries for all your fill-up needs. Then focus on that dream vacation you’ve been looking forward to.