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New and Improved Reservations System: What can it do and how can I get started?

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We’re excited to share www.vtstateparks-visit.com, our new reservation website with features designed to make finding and reserving a site easier than ever before. We've included some important information to help you during this exciting transition.

Reservation FAQs: How can I receive an Availability Notification for a site that is currently booked?

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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 receive an Availability Notification for a site or date range that is currently booked? Head to www.vtstateparks-visit.com. In the 'Find an Adventure' section, type in the name of the park you wish to stay. Click the Interested in drop down menu and select "Camping & Lodging".Under 'Looking for' specify a type of camping or simply select 'Any camping spot'Select the Arrival Date for your stay, indicate the flexibility of your dates and the desired length of staySelect accessibility needs, pets allowed, and waterfront as needed/desiredClick 'Search'. For this example, we searched Green River Reservoir, Interested in Camping & Lodging for any spot starting W…

Reservation FAQs: How do I log in to see my reservations, gift certificates, and park passes?

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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 do I log in to see my reservations, gift certificates, and park passes?
Head to www.vtstateparks-visit.com and click on the 'My Account' link. 

If you have previous logged into the current system at www.vtstateparks-visit.com, simply type in your email address and password and click 'Sign in'. This takes you to the 'Account Overview'. You can return to this page at any time by clicking 'My Account' at the top of the page. Click the appropriate tab in the menu to see reservations past or present, gift certificates, and passes. 

If you have not logged into the new system but have an email on file with us, your account exists although you will need to reset your password before you ar…

Reservation FAQs: How do I create a new account?

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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 do I create a new account?
Head to www.vtstateparks-visit.com and click on the 'Sign In or Sign Up' link.

Click "Create an Account"

Fill out all contact information as well as set your account password. Then click, 'Continue'.
This will create your account and then take you to the 'Account Overview'. You can return to this page at any time by clicking 'My Account' at the top of the page.

Congratulations! You now have an account with Vermont State Parks. Where will you go first?


Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Vermont’s Hiking Season: New Recommendations with COVID-19

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Contact: Jessica Savage, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation 802-249-1230, jessica.savage@vermont.gov
Keegan Tierney, Green Mountain Club 802-241-8320, ktierney@greenmountainclub.org
Ethan Ready, Green Mountain National Forest Ethan.ready@usda.gov
Vermont – The holiday weekend is traditionally the start of the hiking season in Vermont. From its rocky summits to its gentle valleys, Vermont is home to hundreds of miles of hiking opportunities. This year, with COVID-19 as a dominant concern, we are asking hikers to take a few extra precautions to both protect public health and protect the public value of our beautiful trails.
Hiking is the ideal outdoor recreational activity for these times since you can get outside for exercise and fresh air while still adhering to social distancing and hygiene guidelines, if we’re all smart and courteous about getting outside.
New COVID-19 Trail Etiquette Out-of-state visitors are still being asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days after arriving …

Nearby Nature: Looking for neighborhood birds

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Staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic makes any neighborhood feel small. My young daughter and I like to get out for daily adventures looking for new things to discover close to home, and it helps to have something new to focus on with each adventure, to refresh the experience even when we are visiting the same places each time. 

These spring days are perfect for bird watching walks. Bird watching is exciting this time of year because all the migratory birds are returning to Vermont. Every day we see and hear a new arrival in our neighborhood. It is fun to keep track and watch for the arriving birds who spent their winter in the south. 


I like making a big deal about this adventure by packing small backpacks with items we might need while birdwatching. I have a couple small bird field guides we like to carry, and we usually bring water bottles, snacks, and a notebook and pencil so we can document the birds we see. I bought my daughter an inexpensive pair of binoculars a few…