Button Bay State Park

5 Button Bay State Park Rd.
Ferrisburgh, VT 05491


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.

Facilities / Amenities:

The campground is a generally open and grassy area overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west.

The park has:

53 tent/RV sites
13 lean-to sites
4 cabins
restrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and coin-operated hot showers
picnic areas
a dump station
a swimming pool with lifeguards
a nature center and nature programs


Camping: There are 53 tent/RV sites and 13 lean-to's. There are also 4 cabins available to rent.
Hiking: There is an easy hiking trail through the park.
Swimming: Great swimming in Lake Champlain. There is also an outdoor swimming pool open to park visitors.
Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. There is a boat launch near the park.
Fishing: Lake Champlain has lots of great fishing. This park also participates in the Reel Fun Program.
Picnicking: There are numerous picnic tables available to visitors. There is also a picnic pavilion that can be rented for group use.
Nature Programs: This park offers nature programs. Please call the park directly for more informatiom.

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