Half Moon Pond State Park
Open: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend
Number of Sites: 68
Nestled away in the forests of 3,500-acre Bomoseen State Park sits the quiet camping area comprising Half Moon Pond State Park. Set in the dense woods of a small, sheltered basin, the park surrounds Half Moon Pond. The campground offers camping for all tastes with its waterfront campsites and lean-tos and five furnished cabins. For those seeking more creature comforts, Tall Timbers Cottage, with its waterfront location and private boat dock, offers all the amenities of home.
A perfect place for campers seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the park offers a vast trail system including a short walk or, for the more ambitious, a full-day’s hike. Hikers are likely to see a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer or an occasional moose.
Rowboats, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats are available for rent from the park office, and two small, sandy beaches provide locations for sunbathing and swimming. The pond also has excellent fishing, where anglers can catch panfish, yellow perch, largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Other exceptional fishing opportunities can be found at nearby Glen Lake and Lake Bomoseen.
With sites both on the water's edge and back in the woods, the 52 tent sites, 5 cabins and 11 lean-to sites provide great camping opportunities in a quiet, peaceful environment. Flush toilets, hot showers ($), and a dump station are provided. There are a play area and hiking trails to High Pond and to Bomoseen State Park. This is a camping only park and there are no day use opportunities. There is limited swimming, but great fishing and boating (no motors) in the pond (boat rentals available), as well as in other lakes and ponds nearby.
Between Fair Haven and Rutland on Rt. 4, take Exit 4. Go North on Rt. 30 for 6 1/2 miles, left on Hortonia road for 2 miles and left on Black Pond road for 2 miles.
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