Welcome to Bomoseen State Park. The 3,576-acre park is located in the Taconic Mountains on the shores of Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely within Vermont’s borders. The Taconics are the slate-producing region of Vermont, and the area’s history parallels the rise and fall of Vermont’s slate industry.

The park contains several quarry holes and their adjacent colorful slate rubble piles as reminders of this period. These quarries provided slate for the West Castleton Railroad and Slate Company, a complex of 60 to 70 buildings that stood between Glen Lake and Lake Bomoseen. Several slate buildings and foundations remain in the park. A self-guided Slate History Trail leads hikers through remnants of this bygone era.


Bomoseen State Park
22 Cedar Mountain Rd, Fair Haven, VT 05743, United States



Day Use Hours: 10am – official sunset


Day Entry Fee:

Adult (14 +): $4

Child (4-13): $2

Small Child (0-3):


Contact Details

Phone: 802-265-4242

Official Website: Bomoseen State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Bomoseen State Park:


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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