This state park gets its name for the many large rocks left by glaciers on the sandy beach of Lake Groton and throughout Groton State Forest. The park is located on the eastern shore of 423-acre Lake Groton.

Native Americans historically traveled through the area now known as Groton to hunt, fish and gather wild crops. As early as 1704, French settlers were using routes through Groton to reach Canada and Massachusetts. Colonists settled this area of Vermont earlier than other parts of the State due to the network of waterways which provided relatively easy access.

The rocky, tree covered hillsides were originally made up of white pine, spruce, hemlock, beech, maple and birch and were logged in the 19th century by local farmers for lumber, fuel and potash. The logging industry was operated on a large scale for more than 100 years while the Montpelier and Wells River Railroad operated in the area.

Today, logging is still a vital industry; Groton State Forest is managed for multiple uses— including timber harvesting, wildlife habitat, and recreation. Groton State Forest, with over 26,000 acres, is the one of the largest contiguous tracts of public lands managed by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.


Boulder Beach State Park Vermont
2278 Boulder Beach Rd, Groton, VT 05046, United States



Day Use Hours: 10am – official sunset



Day Use Fees:

  • Adult (14 above) – $4
  • Child (4-13) – $2
  • Small Child (0-3) – 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 honorably 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
  • For K-12 school groups only
  • PLEASE NOTE: In order to provide you with the best possible experience, school groups must contact the parks at least two weeks prior to your visit.

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

For other fees, please visit here.


Contact Details

Phone: (802) 584-3823

Official Website: Boulder Beach State Park Vermont


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Boulder Beach 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


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

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