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Holbrook Point Campsite and Ellingwood River Corridor Easement

Lemington, Vermont

Connecticut River

Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Paddlers’ Trail Campsite
Camp beneath towering silver maples, a recovering remnant of the giant floodplain forests that once lined the banks of the Connecticut River.
Dogs allowed on leash
Dogs allowed on leash
No cell service
No cell service
  • Public access: Yes
  • Activities: paddling, camping, birding, fishing
  • Caretaker: Vermont River Conservancy
Holbrook Point Campsite and Ellingwood River Corridor Easement Lemington, Vermont Connecticut River

Holbrook Point Campsite and Ellingwood River Corridor Easement

Generations ago, big old silver maples graced the banks of the Connecticut River, most of which were cleared for farms and villages long ago. Thanks to the foresight of Reggie and Myra Ellingwood, this river corridor easement and paddlers’ campsite protects a rare silver maple floodplain forest, a small sampling of the majestic floodplain forests that used to be found along Vermont’s waterways. Today, much of the protected property is used for hay fields, with important wetlands and floodplain forests throughout, and a campsite gives respite for paddlers.

Connecticut River paddlers can spend the night beneath the canopy of mature silver maples, looking out over the river. The site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and plenty of space to pitch a tent.

In addition to the campsite area, the Ellingwoods’ river corridor easement protects important wetlands near the river and makes sure that, over time, the river will always have the chance to move and flow naturally across the land. Enjoy the beautiful forest of Holbrook Point, and know that the conserved property is helping the Connecticut River meander and flood freely.

Conservation Details

  • River: Connecticut River
  • Acreage: 18.00
  • River frontage (ft): 1,900

Funding Partners

This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:

Before You Go

Small campfires are only allowed in the existing fire ring. Do not create new fire rings. Public access is only allowed to the campsite area of the property. Please respect the landowners by staying within the campsite area.

Directions

Holbrook Point is situated under a canopy of silver maples on the edge of a floodplain forest, at a bend in the river, about 1.3 miles south of the Colebrook Bridge (River Mile 361.1). This is downriver from Lake Francis State Park, and upriver of the Columbia campsite. See the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail for more information.