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Silver Lake State Park
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20 State Park Beach Rd
Barnard, Vermont   05031
(lat:43.7313 lon:-72.6162) map location

Phone: (802) 234-9451
Reservations: 888-409-7579
Silver Lake was originally called Stebblings' Pond after Benjamin Stebblings who owned land at the outlet where the Barnard General Store now stands. When Benjamin Stebblings moved out of the area, the lake became known as Barnard Pond. In 1869, Barnard Pond was renamed Silver Lake.
1. Silver Lake State Park offers a sandy beach for swimming.
2. Lifeguards are present during peak summer months ensuring safety.
3. Swimming is allowed from 10 am to sunset daily in designated areas only.
4. The park provides changing rooms and showers near the swim area for convenience of swimmers.
5. There's also an accessible wooden ramp leading into shallow water, making it easy for all visitors to enjoy swimming activities.
6. The lake's clear waters make it ideal not just for casual swims but snorkeling as well.

Enjoy fishing in a serene lake surrounded by lush greenery. Species include trout, bass and perch among others. Boat rentals are available for those seeking deeper waters. Ice fishing is popular during winter months when the lake freezes over.

Silver Lake State Park offers picnic areas with tables and grills, a sandy beach for picnicking, and boat rental options.
Biking enthusiasts can explore a variety of trails within this lush, green haven. However, caution is advised.

The park's terrain varies greatly; some areas are flat while others feature steep inclines and declines.

Mountain biking here requires skill due to the challenging nature of certain paths with rocks and roots present throughout.

For those seeking less strenuous rides, there are also several gentle pathways suitable for leisurely cycling or family outings.

Always remember to wear protective gear such as helmets when riding these routes - safety should be your top priority!

It's important not only for personal protection but also in compliance with local regulations that mandate helmet use on all bike trails.

Keep an eye out for other trail users like hikers or horseback riders who may share the same path at times.

Do respect posted signs indicating restricted access points - they're put up primarily to protect sensitive natural habitats from damage by human activity

Lastly, always check weather conditions before heading out since rain could make dirt tracks slippery & more difficult than usual!

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