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3985 Route 5
Weathersfield, VT 05156
Season: April 29th - Columbus Day Weekend
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset
Camping Camping: 15 tent/RV sites, 9 lean-to sites
Cabin/cottage/lodge Cabins/ Cottages: 4 cabins available to rent
Pets Pets are permitted throughout the park but are not allowed in cabins (except Otter Cabin).

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From I-91 (Exit #8):
Go 1.5 miles south on U.S. 5.
Camping Camping: There are 15 tent/RV sites and 9 lean-to sites at the park. Three lean-to's are reserved for group use.
Hiking Hiking: The Pinnacle Trail is a 1 mile loop to an elevation of 628 feet.
Swimming Swimming: There is swimming in the Connecticut River.
Boating Boating: Boats are welcome. The park also rents kayaks and canoes. Additionally, Great River Outfitters run CT River canoe and kayak trips from the park.
Fishing Fishing: Trout, bullhead and panfish are among some of the species anglers can find in the Connecticut River. This park also participates in the Reel Fun Fishing Program.
Picnicking Picnicking: Picnickers are welcome to the park. There is also a small pavilion that can be reserved at no charge.
Horseshoes Horseshoes: There is a horseshoe pit at the park.
Volleyball Volleyball: There is a volleyball net in the day use field.


The land of Wilgus State Park was given to the state of Vermont in 1933 by Colonel and Mrs. William Wilgus for the creation of Wilgus State Park.

At a Glance

  • A great park for either day-use visitors or campers
  • 4 cabins also available to rent
  • This park participates in the Reel Fun fishing program (learn more (PDF))

The original park, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, consisted of a picnic area with large flue-type stone fireplaces and picnic tables, and the ranger's quarters.

The campground was developed and expanded between 1960 and the present time. Wilgus State Park is a very popular park for canoes and kayaks, since it is located on the Connecticut River.

This park provides day use access to the Connecticut River and the Pinnacle Trail hike provides a scenic vista of the Connecticut River Valley.

Facilities / Amenities

The Otter Cabin at Wilgus
The Otter Cabin at Wilgus

There are 4 cabins, 15 tent/trailer sites and 6 lean-to sites which overlook the Connecticut River. There are two restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers. There is a picnic area and 3 lean-tos in the Group area. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the contact station as well as a WiFi connection. A trailer sanitary station is located near the ranger's quarters. There is also a small picnic shelter that can be reserved at no charge for small groups.

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