5 Button Bay State Park Rd.
Ferrisburgh, VT 05491
Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day Weekend
Day Use Hours: 10am - official sunset
Camping Camping: 53 tent/RV sites, 13 lean-to sites
Cabin/cottage/lodge Cabins/ Cottages: 4 cabins available to rent
Pets Pets are permitted throughout the park except for the fenced-in pool area and cabins.

Park Updates & Alerts

  • Button Bay Pool Schedule: Open every day during park operating season, 10 am - 7 pm, with one hour shutdown between 2 and 3 pm. Pool schedule may change, please call the park directly for updates.
  • The Sedge Cabin will be pet-friendly beginning in 2018!
From Vergennes:
Go 1/2 mi. S on Hwy. 22A, then 6-1/2 mi. NW on local roads.
Camping Camping: There are 53 tent/RV sites and 13 lean-to's. There are also 4 cabins available to rent.
Hiking Hiking: There is an easy hiking trail through the park.
Swimming Swimming: Great swimming in Lake Champlain. There is also an outdoor swimming pool open to park visitors.
Boating Boating: Boats are welcome at the park. There is a boat launch near the park. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent.
Fishing Fishing: Lake Champlain has lots of great fishing. This park also participates in the Reel Fun Program. Click here to learn more.
Picnicking Picnicking: There are numerous picnic tables available to visitors. There is also a picnic pavilion that can be rented for group use.
Nature Program Nature Programs: This park offers nature programs. Please call the park directly for more informatiom.

Welcome

Park of the Year

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). Once operating as a farm, the area became 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

Cabins at Button Bay State Park
The Sumac and Sedge cabins

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
  • boats available for rent

The park also has a large, open pavilion available to rent. The pavilion seats up to 300 people and offers electricity, grills, picnic tables, and a nearby restroom. The cost is $200 when rented Friday - Sunday and is FREE Monday - Thursday.

Learn more about picnic pavilions

Visitors can also explore the Button Point Natural Area (a small, mature hardwood forest), hike the trail, or go fishing or sailing.

Park Interpreter

The Button Bay Nature Center
The Button Point Nature Center

This park has a park interpreter offering fun, hands-on activities. Interpreters are park staff solely dedicated to helping you learn more about the natural and cultural history of the park. Some popular activities include night hikes, nature crafts and games, campfire programs and amphibian explorations.

Check out the calendar of current events to see some of the programs planned during your visit.

State Park Passes

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