Ball Mountain Reservoir - Jamaica (85 acres)

Ball Mountain Reservoir - Jamaica (85 acres)

Jamaica, Vermont 05343

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About this Location

The natural setting surrounding Ball Mountain Lake is enjoyed by a variety of visitors. Panoramic views from the overlook area at the dam offer sightseers, photographers, picnickers, and hikers pleasing views of the Stratton and Bromley Mountains.

The dam access road is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the third Saturday in May through the weekend after Labor Day and Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from mid-September through mid-May.

Ball Mountain Lake periodically releases water for whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking in conjunction with the seasonal drawdown of the pool.

Located within the reservoir lands at Ball Mountain Lake is the Winhall Brook Camping Area. Situated about seven miles north of Ball Mountain Lake off Route 100, the camping area offers a variety of recreational pursuits. The camping area is open for camping from the third Friday in May through Columbus Day, during which the entire family will enjoy the trails, playgrounds, and general camping area environment. Our camping sites can be reserved online. During the winter months, visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling throughout the campground on almost 10 miles of trails.

Hunting and fishing are permitted in accordance with Federal and Vermont Fish and Wildlife laws and posted regulations.

Established in 1879, the West River Railroad originated in Brattleboro and terminated in South Londonderry, and was nicknamed “36 miles of trouble”. The Friends of the West River Trail was organized in 1991 and formed as a 501c3, private non-profit organization to reclaim, develop and maintain the West River Trail; working together with local, regional, state, and federal partners. The Corps of Engineers is proud of its partnership with the Friends of the West River Trail.

Ball Mountain Reservoir (85 acres) is a site for the Vermont LoonWatch annual survey. Birders are encouraged to volunteer as often and whenever they are able. See Join LoonWatch for details.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated October 6, 2023