Round Pond State Park (RPSP) is one of South Hero’s natural gems. Conserved by SHLT in 2001 in partnership with the Lake Champlain Land Trust, Vermont Land Trust, and the Nature Conservancy of Vermont, the 125-acre property was donated to the State of Vermont to become South Hero’s first State Park. An conservation easement on an additional 25 acres on the north shore of Round Pond was donated by Apple Island Resort. While these 25 acres remain in private ownership, the easement further protects the natural area. The natural attributes of the property are countless: a regionally significant wetland complex, over 1,000 feet of lake frontage, and a beautiful mix of fields and forests make the Round Pond State Park an ideal place to visit.
In an effort to maintain the natural beauty of the park, a dedicated group of SHLT volunteers known as the Friends of the Round Pond collaborate on projects ranging from shoreline debris removal to trail work. Becoming a Friend of the Round Pond is a fantastic way to enjoy the splendor of Round Pond State Park while helping to protect its natural character! Call SHLT today for more information at (802) 372-3786.
South Hero Land Trust leads walks at Round Pond each year, in partnership with Lake Champlain Land Trust. Watch our calendar of events for announcements of upcoming walks and other events at the state park.