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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

Areal Flood Watch

Issued:
3:29 PM EST on February 18, 2018
Expires:
7:00 PM EST on February 21, 2018
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/18/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 02/19/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy and windy early then becoming cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 45F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 02/20/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/21/2018 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Thursday 02/22/2018 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High around 35F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.


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