Water Sports

Clean Rivers, Lakes, and Streams

Recreating on the water is a fun way to spend time during the warmer months in Vermont. 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.

Hammock by the lakeside

Choose A Waterway

Vermont has plenty of lakes, ponds and other waterways that permit a visitor to 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.

Dog sleeps next to campsite

What Amenities Are Important To You?

From tent camping to a cozy lean-to or a comfortable cottage, each Vermont State Park offers different experiences. 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 from 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.



Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday.