Button Bay State Park
Submitted by: Vermont State Parks
Submitted on: 2010-10-07
Come visit beautiful Button Bay State Park! This 253-acre park is located on a bluff in Ferrisburgh overlooking Lake Champlain. Though it may indeed be “as cute as a button”,the park is actually named for the button-like concretions formed by clay deposits found along the shoreline. 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 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 and 2 cabins. Flush toilets, hot showers ($), and a dump station are provided. The park has a play area and a swimming pool with lifeguards. There is a picnic area and a large open picnic shelter pavilion for large group gatherings. Boating (Canoe, kayak and rowboat 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.
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