Water Sports

Clean Rivers, Lakes, and Streams

Once the snow and ice melt off, it's a green light for water sports in Vermont. Don't forget your wet suits!

Whether you want to kayak, canoe, sail, or paddle-board, be sure to check out Vermont State Parks to find a body of water that's most appropriate for your desired activity.

Choose a Waterway

Vermont has plenty of lakes, ponds and other waterways that visitors can enjoy by boat. Rules and regulations apply, depending on the desired waters. Vermont State Parks provides all of the information you need, with a PDF for each category.

What Amenities Are Important To You?

View this PDF, provided by Vermont State Parks, that breaks down the amenities list by each state park.

A fly fisherman casts a line into stream.


Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, fishing is a slower-paced recreational activity – but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement!

Fishing out of a motorized boat on Lake Carmi.

Vermont Boating Laws

Looking to get your Vermont boater's license or simply trying to stay up to date with today's rules & regulations? This guide is a helpful resource that will teach you everything from the basics to laws that are specific to Vermont.



As spring arrives, so does the opportunity for camping. It's a comfortable time of year to camp, but be sure to know the "leave no trace" etiquette.