As of this writing, this fallís recreational water release from the Ball Mountain Dam is still tentative. The release is scheduled for September 26 & 27, however there may not be sufficient water to support a full or partial release that weekend. You can visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website for the latest information.
The Corps is considering to moving the release to the weekend of October 3 & 4 or October 17 & 18 or possibly canceling it outright this year.
Jamaica State Park is planning to run the vehicle shuttle up the West River Train the originally scheduled weekend of September 26 & 27. If the release changes to October 3 & 4, the park will be open and there are still some campsites available however there will not be a vehicle shuttle for boaters. If the release is changed to October 17 & 18, the park will already be closed for the season; the main gate will be closed and no vehicle access or parking will be available inside the park.
If you wish to change your reservation for the weekend of September 26 & 27 to a different weekend, you may do so where and whenever space is available. If you wish to cancel your reservation for the weekend of September 25-27, you may do so and receive a credit for future use or a full refund without penalty. We ask that you contact us by 6 pm September 24 if you wish to change or cancel.
Thanks for your consideration.
Rochelle Skinner, Parks Sales & Service Manager
Vermont State Parks