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Kill Kare State Park, St. Albans

A former summer camp for boys, Kill Kare State Park is located on Lake Champlain at the southwestern tip of St. Albans Point, a three-mile peninsula defining St. Albans Bay. 

Kill Kare is surrounded by sparkling water on three sides, with beautiful views of wooded islands, green hills and the Adirondack Mountains in the far distance.  Just offshore are Mosquito and Burton Islands, to the northwest lies Woods Island. All three are state-owned, and a passenger ferry runs daily between Kill Kare State Park and Burton Island. 

At Kill Kare you’ll find a large picnic shelter with group-sized grills; this is a popular  venue for wedding receptions, group picnics, and family reunions.  The park’s main building was a resort hotel in the mid-to-late 1800’s.

Today Kill Kare is a favorite launch site for paddlers heading to Burton, Woods, or Knight Island State Parks.  Burton Island, with its marina and bistro is but a short paddle from Kill Kare and many visitors will canoe or kayak from Kill Kare out to the island and enjoy breakfast or lunch at the bistro or a hike around the island. At Kill Kare one might also enjoy a picnic on the shady,green lawn, a swim in the lake, or a stroll through one of the park’s many flower gardens.  Reservations for the picnic shelter can be made through the central reservations call center at 1-888-409-7579 Monday  - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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