You’ll discover a whole new world in winter. Vermont state parks and forests may be used for solitary walking and hiking at this time, provided social distancing is used. Please dress for the weather and bring snowshoes if the snow is deep. Vermont State Parks to Open; 20 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Vermont's health commissioner says an outbreak of the coronavirus in Winooski has grown to 114 cases, with four new cases since Sunday. Vermont's state parks offer a dose of normalcy with free off-season camping prepared to resume on Nov. 1. Vermont's 55 state parks are now operating at full capacity for the 2020 season, with new guidelines and safety regulations as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vermont State Parks. At this time, Vermont State Parks are still in the “off-season”, with no running water, restrooms or staff available but are still open for your health and recreational enjoyment. Visitor Centers and restrooms will not be open. We do expect parks to be operational this upcoming season, but we are anticipating some possible changes to park services. "X" means the entire state park system is closed and off-limits to visitors. There are 50 - five operating state parks in Vermont. They're within 30 minutes of wherever you are in Vermont and since they're scattered all over the state. State park entry is free on New Year’s Day (and all winter long). Note that park staff have not been able to open facilities for full use. No matter where you live in Vermont, a state park or state forest is always close by, and you can still get outside to enjoy it. State parks typically open in mid-May, but because of the coronavirus, parks are opening this week at 75% capacity. Vermont State Park staff typically show up in April to clean from winter and prepare the parks for the upcoming season. Please also bring beverages and snacks. *Last updated: Monday, November 23, 2020, 4:50 PM EST. Vermont opened up its state parks Friday, about a month later than originally scheduled. Information about specific parks and amenities can be found within the links below. they're they're they're really quite diverse diverse. Please be sure to check for details before going to the park. "Limited" indicates if the park is open for day-use but not camping. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the delay, and while the state did decide to open up the parks, things will look very different this year. Some trails may not be cleared of winter debris or mud.