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Outdoor Rec GuideBoating

Poultney and Wells, Vermont, are the proud home of the beautiful Lake St. Catherine, 930-acres inclusive of Lily Pond to the north and Little Lake in the south. The lake reaches a depth of 68 feet in some locations, with an average depth of 32.2 feet. It is approximately 5 miles long and drains into a narrow channel which connects it with Little Pond.

Please note, all boaters born after January 1st, 1974, must be certified to operate a power boat in Vermont waters. The Lake St. Catherine Association offers a free safe boating course each year, and the certificate received by passing this class is good in all 50 states. Learn more about lake safety and the boater’s safety course by visiting the Lake St. Catherine Association website.

Lake St. Catherine Fish & Wildlife Access

The Fish & Wildlife access to Lake St. Catherine Park is located at 19 West Lake Road in Wells, Vermont, next to E-Z Marine. This access point has a concrete boat ramp that can handle small and medium sized boats. A summer restroom is available, along with parking for 30 trailers (including one ADA parking space).

Lake St. Catherine State Park

Lake St. Catherine’s 117-acre park offers an array of recreation opportunities for campers and day use visitors alike. A snack-bar concession offers rentals of rowboats, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats, and a boat launch is available for those seeking a day of fishing, water skiing or just plain cruising on the lake.

Visit the Lake St. Catherine State Park Website »


Emma’s Lakeside Market and E-Z Marine on Lake St. Catherine is located at 117 West Lake Road in Wells, VT. The outpost provides marine services, boat rentals and seasonal dock slip rentals. The market offers coffee, locally sourced meats, cheeses, ice cream, craft beers, snacks and more. Visit @Emma’s Lakeside Market and E-Z Marine, Inc. for more information.