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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

Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Saturday 04/29/2017 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 72F. S winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Sunday 04/30/2017 10%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 47F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 05/01/2017 80%
Chance of Rain
Occasional light rain tapering to a few showers late. Thunder possible. High 67F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 05/02/2017 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 67F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.


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