We have been visiting Camp Plymouth State Park for years now. We love exploring Vermonth, and the park is located just outside of downtown Ludlow.
What we usually do is stay somewhere else, like Jackson Gore Inn or camp at Coolidge State Park, and come to Camp Plymouth to use their day use area. They do offer group camping (consisting of six lean-to’s, tent/RV sites, pit toilets, and a large field) and four cabins, but not regular campsites or individual lean-to’s.
The park is easy to get from Ludlow. We take Route 100 to Scout Camp Road, and the entrance to the park is clearly marked.
There is a small station where you check in and pay your day-use fee. If you are staying at another park, you can use your car tag to get in for free.
There is a lot of space for parking, and even wagons available to cart your stuff down to the beach. There are plenty of picnic tables, grills, and good spots for picnicking.
There is a main building, which offers concessions, restrooms and rentals.
I rented a tandem kayak for $12 an hour for my daughter and myself.
There are a variety of watercraft, from kayaks to canoes and even stand-up paddleboards.
The view of the beach from our kayak. There are ropes to designate the swimming area. In warmer weather, my kids have gone swimming and snorkeling off the beach.
The kids were really excited to see a big playground.
We also have gone hiking on the Echo Lake Vista Trail, which is just across the road from the park. It has a beautiful view of Echo Lake! You can also hike down the trail to do some gold panning.
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