Crystal Lake State Park

96 Bellwater Ave
Barton, VT 05822

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Crystal Lake is approximately three miles long and about one mile in width. In some places it is known to be more than 100 feet deep. It is a glacial lake beautifully situated among roughhewn mountain sides. The beach area has almost a mile of sandy shoreline with a marked swimming area. The large historic granite bathhouse has rest rooms, changing areas, and a concession stand. There are approximately 40 free standing charcoal grills, nearly 80 picnic tables, play areas, rental boats and canoes, and lots of parking space. In 1759, during the French and Indian War, Robert Rogers led his Rogers' Rangers on a raid of the Indian settlement of St. Francis in Quebec. After the successful raid, Rogers and his Rangers were pursued through northern Vermont by French and Indian forces as they made their way back to base. One of the areas they were chased through was the Crystal Lake area. Located in Barton along Route 5, Crystal Lake is 3 miles long and about a mile wide. It is bordered on one side by tall cliffs - ideal for bird watching in a boat or just taking in the view as the sun cascades down the cliff and glitters over the water. The beach on the northern shore of Crystal is nearly a mile long. The beach house at Crystal Lake is made of granite and contains rest rooms, changing areas, and a concession stand. The granite for the beach house came from an old quarry on the eastern side of the lake.

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