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Vermont State Parks

USA Parks
Vermont
Northern Region
Groton State Forest
Groton State Forest Stone Picnic Talbe © Gary Jordan
The Civilian Conservation Corp CCC quarried rock from around the area back in the 30s and 40s. This picnic table was made by them. It will not have to be replaced for many years.
Groton State Forest Rickers Pond © Gary Jordan
Groton State Forest Owls Head Summit © Gary Jordan
Groton State Forest Owls Head Summit © Gary Jordan
This picture reveals why Vermont is called the Green Mountain State
Groton State Forest Ricker Pond Entrance © Gary Jordan
Ricker Pond Campground entrance booth
Groton State Forest Rickers Mill Remnants © Gary Jordan
Concrete channel poured for plant operation. Circa 1953. There was once a mill here.
Groton State Forest Owls Head Summit © Gary Jordan
Groton State Forest Campside Fire © Gary Jordan
A ring for fire and a grate are provided at each campsite. We stocked ours with local wood. The reason for this measure is to help prevent the spread of a beetle that is killing ash trees. No wood other then local wood is permitted.
Groton State Forest Owls Head Stone Fire Tower © Gary Jordan
Perched on the summit is this Stone Fire Tower. It was built back in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corp CCC. It is one highlight of the summit climb.
Groton State Forest Owls Head Summit © Gary Jordan
Lake Groton is shown in the distance.
Groton State Forest Ricker Pond Campground © Gary Jordan
All the sites at Ricker Pond Campground are kept immaculate. The work crew that takes care of it are the very best.
Groton State Forest Rickers Pond © Gary Jordan
Ricker Pond Campground is across the lake over my right shoulder.
Groton State Forest Rickers Pond © Gary Jordan
Groton State Forest Owls Head Summit © Gary Jordan
A climb to the summit yeilded this view.
GROTON STATE FOREST
GROTON STATE FOREST
Groton, Vermont   05046
(lat:44.2759 lon:-72.2795)


Location
Groton State Forest is located near Barre, Montpelier


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