Ball Mountain Dam Statistics

Distance

24 KM

What are the activities at Ball Mountain Dam ?

Hiking


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Ball Mountain Dam (National ID # VT00001) is a dam in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont, in the southeastern part of the state. The earthen and gravel gravity dam was constructed between 1957 and 1961 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, with a height of 247 feet and a length of 915 feet at its crest. It impounds the West River of Vermont for flood control. The dams is owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers. The Corps identified safety and seepage problems with the dam in 2009, and has assigned it a Dam Safety Action Class rating of DSAC II, or "Urgent". The reservoir it creates, Ball Mountain Reservoir, has a normal water surface of 20 acres, a maximum capacity of 52,450 acre-feet, and a normal capacity of 240 acre-feet. Recreation includes fishing (for stocked Atlantic salmon, smallmouth bass, and trout), camping at 111 campsites in nearby Winhall and Jamaica, and activities at the adjacent Jamaica State Park. The river between Ball Mountain Lake and downstream Townshend Lake (also operated by the Corps of Engineers) is used for white water boating during releases from the Ball Mountain Dam, usually occurring during one weekend in April and one weekend in September.

The Ball Mountain Dam is a hydroelectric dam located in the town of Jamaica, Vermont. The dam was completed in 1927 and is owned and operated by Green Mountain Power. The Ball Mountain Dam has a generating capacity of 33 MW and produces around 147 million kWh of electricity each year. The dam is a concrete gravity structure with a height of 128 feet and a length of 810 feet.



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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
43.1277989 -72.7740475

What are the coordinates and address of Ball Mountain Dam?

Ball Mountain Dam
W River Trail, Jamaica, VT 05343, USA

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Ball Mountain Dam in Vermont can be accessed from Route 30.

Why visit Ball Mountain Dam

The Ball Mountain Dam is a beautiful sight to see and it is also a great place to visit for a variety of reasons. The dam is located in the town of Jamaica, Vermont and it was built in the early 1900s. The dam is used for hydroelectric power and it is also a popular spot for fishing and swimming. The Ball Mountain Dam is a great place to visit because it is a beautiful sight to see and it is also a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Is Ball Mountain Dam in Vermont a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families may enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and exploring the area around Ball Mountain Dam, while others may prefer a more urban environment with more amenities and activities available.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Ball Mountain Dam in Vermont include hiking, fishing, and camping. A bref description not to be missed would be the beautiful views of the mountains and the dam itself.

1. Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails near Ball Mountain Dam, including the popular Long Trail.

2. Fishing: The area around the dam is a great place to fish for trout.

3. Swimming: The dam's reservoir is a great place to swim in the summer.

4. Boating: Visitors can enjoy boating on the reservoir.

5. Camping: There are several campsites near the dam where visitors can camp overnight.

Where to eat?

1. The Alchemist Pub and Brewery in Waterbury, Vermont

2. The Bobcat Cafe in Bristol, Vermont

3. The Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington, Vermont

4. Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, Vermont

5. Hen of the Wood in Burlington, Vermont




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Is the place are families friendly?

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