South Burlington, Vermont 05403
Explore Shelburne Bay brochure
Shelburne Bay Park webpage
Red Rocks Park webpage
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About Red Rocks Park
This 100 acre park is open for use year round. Summer gate hours are 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day to Labor Day. This summer parking is allowed inside the park’s designated parking areas during the operating hours, as well as outside the park. The gate locks at 7 pm daily, make sure your vehicle is parked in the lot outside the entrance so you don’t get locked in. The beach includes a designated swimming area and restrooms, the restrooms will be open June 18 – August 11 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm daily during the summer. Until June 18 and after August 11, please use the portalet located at the entrance of the park.
The beach is open to the general public. There is several miles of trails for hiking, jogging, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing.
From Red Rocks Park webpage
About Shelburne Bay
People have been living on the shores of Shelburne Bay for centuries. The long arm of Shelburne Point provides shelter from strong winds blowing from the south and west. The bay’s calm surface was an important factor when the 120-mile Lake Champlain was used as a “water highway,” before the advent of the railroad, automobile and airplane. Early European settlers found evidence of a Native settlement–a cleared field, flints and arrowheads–at the mouth of the LaPlatte River, across from the boat launch area. Today you can discover how natural and human processes have made Shelburne Bay one of the most unique environments in the Champlain Basin.
From Explore Shelburne Bay brochure