Silver Lake Campground is a small, primitive campground located on Silver Lake. Silver Lake is only accessible by hiking 0.6 miles down the Goshen Trail or on the Service Road. The campground is open year-round, with hosts on-site from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis at no fee.
Silver Lake has attracted people for many generations. Long before the Green Mountain National Forest owned the surrounding land, or the Hortonia Power Company started making electricity; even before the famous Silver Lake Hotel and religious retreat grew out of a small upland farm on the site of today's picnic area, ancestors of today's Abenaki people were here enjoying the peace and beauty.
To learn more about the history of Silver Lake, we recommend a recent book by William J. Powers, Jr. -- "Leicester Vermont's SILVER LAKE -- Beyond the Myths", available in local bookstores and libraries throughout central Vermont.
From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the Junction of Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 6.8 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 32. Follow FR 32 for 6.8 miles, and turn right onto Silver Lake Road. Follow Silver Lake Road 2.2 miles to the parking lot at the end.
From Rochester, travel south on Route 100 to the junction of Route 73. Travel west on Route 73 for 10.3 miles. Turn right on Hathaway Road, and follow it for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Flora White Road, and follow it for 1.4 miles to a stop sign. Go straight through onto Silver Lake Road. Follow Silver Lake Road 2.2 miles to the parking lot at the end.
There are 15 campsites irregularly spaced along a wooded road. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. There are two vault toilets in the campground, and one barrier free vault toilet in the picnic area. The drinking water pumps in the picnic area and campground are closed in order to protect public health. There is no garbage service available, please carry out what you carry in.
Food and Services: Brandon restaurants and fuel stations
For all Emergencies: 911
911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Goshen on Silver Lake Road