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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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Thursday 09/29/2016 0%
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Mostly sunny skies. High 69F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 09/30/2016 0%
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 69F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 10/01/2016 40%
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Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High near 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
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Sunday 10/02/2016 20%
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Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 68F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 10/03/2016 60%
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Cloudy with showers. High 68F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.


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