Allis State Park was established in 1928 as Vermont’s second developed state park. The park is named for Wallace Allis, who willed his Bear Mountain Farm to the State of Vermont to be developed as a campground and recreational area. It is located on the summit of Bear Hill which provides sweeping views of central Vermont from a lookout tower once used to spot forest fires. On a clear day, Killington, Pico, and Mt Ascutney peaks are visible to the south; Camel’s Hump and Mt. Mansfield to the north; Abraham, Lincoln, and Ellen to the west; the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east. The fire tower has an information panel explaining the view.

The property was in the Allis family for several generations as a working farm. The entire hill was open pasture land with excellent views from just about any spot. Mr. Allis allowed the public to enjoy the views from the hill; its popularity led him to leave it to the State. Today, all that remains as evidence of the farm are many stone walls that crisscross the property.

The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) beginning in 1932. They built up the access roads, constructed a massive timber picnic shelter, picnic grounds and a campground. The park has undergone several improvements and changes in operations since that time.

Location

Allis State Park Vermont

284 Allis State Park Rd. Randolph, VT 05060

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Hours

10am – official sunset.

Fees

Day Use Admittance Fees

  • Adult (14 +) Child (4-13) Small Child (0-3)
  • Day Entry Fee $4 $2 FREE

Season Passes

  • $30 for a 10 punch card
  • $30 for individual pass
  • $90 for vehicle pass

Lifetime Passes

  • Green Mountain Passport. For VT residents 62 yrs. or older, or honorablly discharged veterans.
  • Good for lifetime free day entry.
  • Cost $2 and available only from your local Town Clerk’s office.

Group Entry (25 people or more)

  • $3 per person (age 14 and older)
  • $2 per person (ages 4 – 13)
  • Payment must be made in one lump sum

School Groups

  • .50 per person
  • Only good during the school year

Municipal Recreation Groups

  • $150 per month for the first 50 persons (including staff and drivers)
  • $150 per month for each additional 50 persons or part thereof

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Contact Details

Contact Number: 802.276.3175

Official Website: Allis State Park

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Allis State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Allis State Park is a must-visit state park in Vermont. Check out other state parks in Vermont here.

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