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Brighton State Park
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BRIGHTON STATE PARK
BRIGHTON STATE PARK
102 State Park Road
Island Pond, Vermont   05846

Phone: 802-723-4360
Reservations: 888-409-7579


The primary attraction of this general area is its remoteness: mountains with tree-covered slopes, fast running rivers and streams, and clear lakes. The land northeast and southeast of Island Pond is especially suited to the angler, the hunter, or the outdoor lover, and is virtually without roads or villages. Logging roads into the deeper reaches of this area are numerous and offer interesting side trips.

The Town of Island Pond had its heyday in the 1800s up until the Depression years, when the railroad from Montreal, Canada to Portland, Maine passed through. The population was much larger than it is today. The streets were lively with railroad men and rugged loggers from around the region, and 13 tracks passed through the town. Only two tracks remain today, and the unique wooden bridge that once traversed all 13 tracks is gone. The heritage of railroading is still evident in the train station and a few other massive structures at the north end of town. Interestingly, Island Pond was the site of the first international railroad junction in the United States.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 2 A perfect place for Loon lovers
My wife and 3 kids stayed in Blue Jay cabin in summer of 2011. The park staffs are wonderful and friendly. We can hear and see the loons all day long. There are plenty of fish in the Spectacle Pond. The beach is a little dirty, littering with cigarret butts and dead leaves, not well maintained. The water is warm enough. The camp overall is a very quiet and well-maintained park. Camp sites/leantos are placed reasonaly far apart. Cabin Blue Jay and campsite #38 are right on the pond that you can launch your own kayaks from these sites. Its Rt-105 West/East have spectacular lakes/mountains views. Kingdom Supermarket is conveniently located about 5 minutes from camp on Rt-105 West.


Area Campgrounds
Lakeside Campground
1348 Route 105
Island Pond, VT
802-723-6649
Area Cabins and Lodges
Island Pond Lakefront Inn & Resort
127 Cross St
Island Pond, VT
(802) 723-6507

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Brighton State Park
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