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Button Bay State Park

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Button Bay, a 253-acre park, is located on a bluff in Ferrisburgh along the 130-mile long Lake Champlain. Historically, the area has been visited by such notables as Samuel De Champlain (1609), Ethan Allen (1776), Ben Franklin (1776), and Benedict Arnold (1777). What once operated as a farm, opened as a state park in 1964. The park is so named for the button-like concretions formed by clay deposits found along the shoreline.

The camping area is generally an open, grassy area overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west. There are 73 sites including 13 lean-tos. Flush toilets, hot showers ($), and a dump station are provided. The park has a play area and a swimming pool with lifeguards. There are a picnic area and a large open picnic shelter pavilion for large group gatherings. Boating (rentals available), fishing, and sailing are popular on Lake Champlain. You can explore Button Point Natural Area, a small mature hardwood forest, hike the trail, and visit the Nature Center.

Area Attractions:

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Crown Point, Chimney Point, Fort Ticonderoga, Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain Ferries, and the Morgan Horse Farm in Middlebury.



Email: parks@anr.state.vt.us

Phone: 802-475-2377

Latitude/Longitude: 44.182915 , -73.350367

Camping Season: May 26 to October 15


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

From Vergennes: Go 1/2 mi S on Hwy 22A, then 6-1/2 mi NW on local roads.



Weather

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Monday 02/27/2017 10%
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Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
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Tuesday 02/28/2017 20%
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A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 51F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wednesday 03/01/2017 80%
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Light rain with thunderstorms by evening. High 61F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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Thursday 03/02/2017 20%
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Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 34F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Friday 03/03/2017 10%
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A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 31F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.


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