43.28431539764233, -73.00319585329699
65 Emerald Lake Ln, East Dorset, VT 05253
Vermont State Parks – Emerald Lake (vtstateparks.com)

Emerald Lake State Park is located in Green Mountain National Forest near the town of Dorset, VT. Dorset is well know for it’s marble quarries. The first of which was opened in 1785 on Mt Aeolus by Isaac Underhill. The park may also contain the remains of an inclined rail system built for the Feedley and Sons Quarry on the southern end of the park.


  • 66 campsites
  • 37 lean-tos
  • Flush toilets
  • Coin-operated hot showers
  • Dump station
  • Snack bar
  • picnic area
  • picnic pavilion


  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Picnicking
  • Nature Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horseshoes

Information for explorers

There are numerous old marble quarries all around the area of the park. Some of the marble used to make buildings in NYC and Washinton DC came from these quarries in Dorset Vermont. The abandoned ruins can be visited and explored easily. this includes a quarry right in the middle of town near the park and other much more remote locations.

Interactive campground map & guide
Emerald Lake hiking trails guide


The park has 37 lean-to’s available for camping. They are all well kept and clean with full firepits and most have a gear and firewood area in back to keep things dry. Which leaves you plenty of room to spread out in the lean-to. Also many of the site will also accommodate a mini to large trailer.

One of the main Lean-to’s in the park.
One of the main Lean-to's in the park.
One of the main Lean-to’s in the park.

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