Description - Located in Groton State Forest along Lake Groton, Boulder Beach offers day use amenities including picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming.
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Boulder Beach State Park
- Boulder Beach State Park is located within the 25,000 plus acre Groton State Forest which is the second largest contiguous landholding by the State of Vermont. The scenic and rugged state forest is known primarily for its developed camping facilities along with a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities. Located near Barre, Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, this state forest retains a sense of wilderness and supports a wide variety of wildlife including black bear, moose, deer, grouse, mink, beaver, otter, fisher, loons and herons. Note: Boulder Beach State Park is a day use facility with nearby camping.
Recreation - Boulder Beach State Park is known for its lovely location along the northeastern banks of Lake Groton. The park offers picnic tables, hibachis, flush toilets, 200 feet of beach for swimming, cartop boat launch, playground, group picnic shelters, three large parking lots and a concession stand. Cross-country skiing permitted in winter by walking around entrance gate; all facilities closed including restrooms.
Climate - Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.
From Groton travel 2 miles west on US 302, then 6 miles northwest on SR 232, then 2 miles east on Boulder Beach Road.