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Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Woodford State Park is a hidden gem for people who appreciate solitude, wildlife, and quiet reflection. The lake is small with good swimming, fishing, and paddling opportunities, but visitors should be warned that the weather stays cool up here even on the hottest summer day. There is a small swimming beach, plus kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats for rent at the ranger station.

The lake, known as Adams Reservoir, is surrounded by fir, spruce, hemlock, and a few hardwoods. A 2.7-mile trail meanders around it, taking you through the forest, around expansive wetlands, across bridges, and finally into the campground. The trail is not popular, and you will rarely see other hikers. You do stand a chance of seeing deer, moose, or otters though, so be on the lookout.

The busiest part of the park is the campground, which has over 80 tent/RV sites, 20 lean-tos, and four cabins. Many of the sites are waterfront, and several others offer water views. The park is fun to visit in all four seasons. The fishing is especially great in the spring, when many anglers catch the state limit in as little as an hour. The black flies keep all but the bravest souls away in late May and early June, but after that it's a perfect mountain oasis for swimming, hiking, paddling and camping. The forest puts on quite a display in early- to mid-October. Lastly, the campground roads and trails are great for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The lake usually freezes by January, opening it up for skiing and ice fishing.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Quiet. Cool in the summer. Good fishing for stocked trout.

Cons

Black flies in May. No cell service.

Features

Showers
Campgrounds + Campsites
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Horseshoes
Fishing
Playground
Bird watching
Wildlife

Site type

Cabins

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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