Vermont Use of Public Waters Rules

Vermont’s public waters are held in public trust for the benefit of all Vermonters and visitors, and public recreational uses are protected. Public waters can be used for a variety of recreational activities, including access to wilderness and solitude, wildlife watching, winter recreation, fishing, non-motorized boating, motorized boating (high speed and low speed), water skiing, personal watercraft operation, and even seaplane use.

Sharing The Edge: A Guide for Lakeshore Property Owners in Vermont

30 May 2018
Cover Photo of Sharing the Edge
Are you interested in purchasing lakefront property in Vermont? Maybe you are new to Vermont entirely, or perhaps you’ve lived here for years but are just now contemplating a camp on the lake. This booklet introduces a landowner to what a healthy lake shoreland looks like, describes how Vermont manages its public waters, and provides an overview of property development regulations.


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