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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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Saturday 12/03/2016 40%
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Rain and snow showers this morning. Overcast for the afternoon. High 39F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 40%.
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 35F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 12/05/2016 40%
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Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 37F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
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Tuesday 12/06/2016 10%
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Partly cloudy. High 38F. Winds light and variable.
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Wednesday 12/07/2016 70%
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Cloudy with rain and snow in the morning. Remaining cloudy in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.


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