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Reservation FAQs: How can I add to/change an existing reservation online?

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 As of March 18th, 2020, Vermont State Parks launched a new reservations system at www.vtstateparks-visit.com . We are launching a Reservation FAQs series to help you navigate this new system. To learn more about the exciting new features of our reservation system, click here.  How can I add to or change an existing reservation online including site changes or cancellations? Visit www.vtstateparks.com  and s elect 'RESERVE' Scroll down to and select 'Make Reservations' Select 'Sign In or Sign Up' Type in the email and password on file then select 'Sign In' Go to 'Current Reservations' Find your reservation you want to edit and select 'See Detail' The top right section above the 'Order Details' gives you options to: Change Reservation - Change dates and/or sites within current park Transfer to Another Park - Move dates and sites to a different VT State Park Cancel Reservation Make Another Reservation For this example, let's say

Get the Sled Out: Where to Go Sledding in Vermont State Parks

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Please don't travel until it's safe to do so! Our travel posts are great for making future plans or dreaming about your next escape. Learn more about  Vermont State Parks and COVID-19 . For Vermonters, the winter landscape is like an outdoor playground! There are a lot of ways to play in the snow, but there is nothing quite like feeling the wind whipping and the snow flying as you careen down a hill on a sled. For your luging pleasure, we have put together a list of some great sledding hills in Vermont State Parks to try out this winter.    

Mt. Philo State Park Trail Project Completed for the Season, with Work Set to Resume Next Spring

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Finished trail segment at Mt. Philo State Park Charlotte, VT – As a significant trail project at Mt. Philo State Park ends for the season, project managers and visitors alike are commending the improvements and the broader benefits to Vermont’s outdoor recreation economy. The project, managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR), was awarded by a competitive bid process. Designed and constructed by Timber and Stone, LLC, it updates major sections of the main trail to provide a more sustainable and safe ascent, and features a universally accessible trail that improves access at the summit.

Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike

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Start the new year on the right foot with a hike in a Vermont state park. On January 1, 2021, everyone is once again invited to celebrate the New Year by heading out on the trails at a Vermont State Park. State park entry is free on New Year’s Day (and all winter long). You’ll discover a whole new world in winter. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Day Hikes will be a little different from previous years. While we are not offering in-person guided hikes, we have carefully selected hikes throughout the state for a self-guided adventure.  Make sure to follow all COVID-19 travel restrictions and guidelines per Vermont Department of Health . Masks are required. Please dress for the weather and bring snowshoes if the snow is deep. Please also bring beverages and snacks. On-leash dogs are welcome unless otherwise noted. You don’t need to pre-register, just show up!  Featured hikes include:   Southeast Region  Lowell Lake Trail | 3.0 miles | Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry, VT

Now Hiring: Director of State Parks

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Park visitors enjoy Alburgh Dunes State Park - R. Schwan-Noble Celebrate Vermont's most spectacular outdoor places, share the immense natural and cultural heritage of the state with both neighbors and visitors, support the economy and values of local communities, and lead the passionate and dedicated team behind one of the nation's finest state park systems. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) seeks a Director of State Parks.

Vermont State Parks COVID-19 Updates

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We will be posting any updates to Vermont State Parks in relation to COVID-19 on this page.

Vermont State Parks Gift Cards and Gift Certificates Now on Sale

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Give the Gift of the Vermont Outdoors this Holiday Season Want to treat someone to a full season of outdoor fun? Whether they like taking a swim after work, enjoying a weekend camping getaway, sitting by a waterfall, discovering a new trail, trying out a paddleboard or kayak, or simply having an impromptu picnic, Vermont State Parks has something for everyone. You can give these experiences and more by purchasing a gift certificate or gift card from Vermont State Parks.