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Groton State Forest 'Ricker Pond Campground' © Gary Jordan
All the sites at Ricker Pond Campground are kept immaculate. The work crew that takes care of it are the very best.
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GROTON STATE FOREST
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Groton State Forest
'Ricker Pond Campground'
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All the sites at Ricker Pond Campground are kept immaculate. The work crew that takes care of it are the very best.

Groton State Forest
'Ricker Pond Entrance'
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Ricker Pond Campground entrance booth

Groton State Forest
'Owls Head Summit'
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Groton State Forest
'Owls Head Summit'
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Lake Groton is shown in the distance.

Groton State Forest
'Owls Head Summit'
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Groton State Forest
'Owls Head Stone Fire Tower'
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Perched on the summit is this Stone Fire Tower. It was built back in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corp CCC. It is one highlight of the summit climb.

Groton State Forest
'Rickers Pond'
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Groton State Forest
'Owls Head Summit'
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This picture reveals why Vermont is called the Green Mountain State

Groton State Forest
'Campside Fire'
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A ring for fire and a grate are provided at each campsite. We stocked ours with local wood. The reason for this measure is to help prevent the spread of a beetle that is killing ash trees. No wood other then local wood is permitted.

Groton State Forest
'Stone Picnic Talbe'
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The Civilian Conservation Corp CCC quarried rock from around the area back in the 30s and 40s. This picnic table was made by them. It will not have to be replaced for many years.

Groton State Forest
'Rickers Pond'
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Ricker Pond Campground is across the lake over my right shoulder.

Groton State Forest
'Rickers Mill Remnants'
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Concrete channel poured for plant operation. Circa 1953. There was once a mill here.

Groton State Forest
'Rickers Pond'
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Groton State Forest
'Owls Head Summit'
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A climb to the summit yeilded this view.


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