Silver Lake, Rivers Offer Prime Fishing Near Barnard VT

Now that the temperatures are starting to warm up, it’s time to think about heading out for a day of fishing. Whether you prefer spin-cast or fly fishing, the area nearby the Inn has a bounty of choices. A woman in waders standing in a tree lined river casting a line.

One of the closest—and a choice spot—is just around the corner from the Inn: Silver Lake State Park. This crystal clear lake covers 84 acres and fairly shallow at 32-feet. Prominent species include largemouth bass, northern pike, sunfish and yellow perch. There’s a boat dock, and nice shore access.
Silver Lake State Park
20 State Park Beach Road, Barnard, VT
Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Ottauquechee River runs through Woodstock on its way to Quechee State Park. In addition to gorgeous scenery, there’s some great fishing. Hike along the trails to reach the river at the bottom of the Gorge, where you can cast for rainbow, brook or brown trout.
Quechee State Park
5800 Woodstock Road, Hartford, VT
Open, May 20 – October 16, 2016

You can also access the river at Quechee Green Park in the town of Quechee, or in Woodstock, behind the Recreation Center.
Queche Green Park
70 Village Green Circle, VT
802- 295-5036

Woodstock Recreation Center
54 River Street, Woodstock

Take a short drive north of Quechee and you’ll be in the White River valley. Rainbow trout is plentiful here, but you can often catch small-mouth bass and brown trout too. A good access point is at the White River Reservoir, located outside White River Junction.

If you’d like to have a guide or need to rent equipment, Wilderness Trails in Quechee offers both. Come stay with us at the Inn, and we can help you with directions to any of these, or suggest good fishing spots we know.

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