Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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Big Falls State Park features a 35-foot-tall waterfall on the Missisquoi River near Troy, Vermont. It is one of the largest undeveloped waterfalls in the state, and the pool below the falls makes for an inviting place to swim or fish in the summer. For much of the year the falls is a beautiful place to soak your feet, have a picnic, and enjoy the views.

While no facilities exist, the open old-growth stands of hemlock and pine are an inviting place to picnic or to set up a primitive tent site. Both sides of the river have 2,400 feet of public land that was donated in 1996 by the Citizens Utilities Company. A massive cliff juts out over the falls, making a great viewing platform. 

The area below the falls is open to swimming at your own risk, and the depth varies abruptly, so use caution.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great views. Swimming holes. Always flowing.

Cons

Some trash. Near the road. Difficult to reach the base of falls.

Features

Backcountry camping
Waterfalls
Old-growth forest

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Northern Green Mountains, Vermont
Northern Green Mountains, Vermont

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