Shelburne River Park

canoeing, kayaking, lake champlain

Please Note: Boat launch is temporarily closed until platform is replaced. Located on the shores of the La Platte River in Shelburne, VT, Shelburne River Park offers an access point for kayakers and canoeists interested in paddling downstream to Lake Champlain or upstream to Shelburne Falls.

Directions

From the South: Take US Route 7 N through Shelburne village.  Take your immediate right after crossing the La Platte River bridge onto Webster Rd.  The parking area for the park is the first right off of Webster Rd, just below US Route 7.

From the North: Take US Route 7 S.  Right before crossing the La Platte River bridge, take a left onto Webster Rd.  The parking area for the park is the first right off of Webster Rd, just below US Route 7.


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Guides

Click here for a printable guide to Shelburne River Park, including driving directions.

 

Nature Snapshots

Click here to see a series of Nature Snapshots for the Shelburne River Park landscape.

 

History

This property was conserved by a partnership between the Land Trust in 2004 with the help of the Town of Shelburne Natural Resources and Conservation Committee and the Town of Shelburne through the purchase of the property from the Clark family.  It provides important forested habitat for wildlife that rely on the river, as well as providing public access for recreationalists and birdwatchers.

 

Partners

Shelburne River Park was conserved in partnership with the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Town of Shelburne, and the Lake Champlain Land Trust.