Brandon, VT 05733
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Go 7 miles south on U.S. 7, then 4 miles south on Hwy. 53.
At a Glance
- 1000 foot natural, sandy beach on shores of Lake Dunmore
- Park interpreter offers fun activities
- 2-bedroom cottage available to rent
- This park participates in the Reel Fun fishing program (learn more (PDF))
Branbury is located on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo. The Green Mountain National Forest is its neighbor to the east. Historically, the 69-acre park operated as a farm at the turn of the century, then as a guest house, summer boy's camp and private beach and picnic area. In 1945, it became Branbury (Brandon-Salisbury) State Park. The 1000 foot natural sandy beach, clean, clear Lake Dunmore, and the large open grassy areas make the area very popular for swimming, sunning, or picnicking.
Facilities / Amenities
The park is divided by Route 53. 19 tent/RV sites and 7 lean-to sites are on one side of the highway in a heavily wooded area, and 17 tent/RV sites are located along the perimeter of a grassy open area near the beach. There are restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. There is also a concession stand selling snacks, drinks and beach toys.
Nearby hiking trails to scenic vistas, waterfalls, caves, mountain lakes and streams provide outstanding hiking opportunites. Mountain biking trails are also nearby. There is fishing and boating on Lake Dunmore (canoe, kayak, rowboat, and pedal boat rentals are available at the park).
The park has 2 shelters available to rent. The screened-in, wooden rooms can seat 40 people each and cost $25 per shelter to rent for the day. Click here to learn more about the shelters.
The park rents out the two-bedroom, lake-accessible Moosalamoo Cottage. Reservations may only be made by calling the Reservation Call Center at 1-888-409-7579 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm).
This park has a park interpreter offering fun, hands-on activities. Interpreters are park staff solely dedicated to helping you learn more about the natural and cultural history of the park. Some popular activities include night hikes, nature crafts and games, campfire programs and amphibian explorations.
Check out the calendar of current events to see some of the programs planned during your visit.