Lake Salem

Also known as: Big Salem and Little Salem


Salem consists of two lakes (Big Salem and Little Salem) separated by a short channel with a bridge that crosses over the channel. Little Salem is good for small boats and fishing and has it's own boat launch site, while Big Salem provides enough space for larger boats with an accordingly larger boat launch site. There are a couple of nice places to stay, if you so desire. On the south end of Big Salem, next to the boat launches is a popular campground called Char-Bo Campground ( and set back off RT 105 is the oldest running, successful B & B in the Northeast Kingdom called the Lake Salem Inn ( On the north end of Big Salem is Coutts Moriaty Camp ( offering both day and/or residence camp options for kids. The VAST trail runs down the entire length and supports lots of ice fisherman. There are many camps/ houses that line the edge of the lake.






  • Species: Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Rainbow Smelt, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Bullhead, Panfish and Burbot
  • Fishing Seasons are open year round, catch and release Salmon from October 1st – October 31st and ice fishing runs from the 3rd Saturday in January to March 15th. For more information go to:


There are many recreational activities to do in the area including; swimming, fishing, ice fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, museums & biking. Also be sure to check out the wildlife such as Moose, Deer, Turkeys, Loons, Kingfishers, migrating birds and other small mammals.


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Below please view all properties listed for sale on Salem Lake:

327 Dumas Road Derby VT 05828

Derby, VT327 Dumas Road


Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4940253

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,446
  • Water Body Access Owned

One of Derby's grandest old homes with wonderful updates including 2 fireplaces. Large eat-in kitchen with both easterly and westerly facing windows. Huge formal dining room. Winding open staircase in the front hall. 2 separate upstairs. The original part has 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The second upstairs in the newer section also has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The 26 acres is on both sides of the gravel road and includes 205 feet of sandy beach facing west. Loaded with charm throughout. With 9 foot ceilings in original part. . Same family for over 40 years. Bounded by a large bubbling brook on 1 side. Both open and wooded land. Mud room coming in from the garage. Hot tub room with shower off kitchen. Lovely front porch facing the lake and due west.

Listed by Michael Conley of Conley Country Real Estate & Insurance

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