Vermont February 19, 2019
The Isolated Island In Vermont That’s A Camper’s Dream Come True
Even though winter weather is still in the air, it’s never
too soon to start planning your warm-weather adventures. For those Vermonters who love the outdoors and sleeping under the stars, this island campground is the perfect place to pitch your tent. Burton Island State Park is a restful retreat that truly shuts out the rest of the world.
Located on Lake Champlain off the southwestern tip of St. Albans Point, Burton Island State Park is a 253-acre island oasis. Accessible only by boat, you'll be forced to leave your vehicle behind and really "rough it" during your stay.
The passenger ferry will bring you and your camping buddies and all your gear from Kamp Kill Kare State Park straight to the island. It's just a short ten-minute jaunt across the water and the ferry runs several times each day.
If you have your own boat, you can navigate yourself and park in the island marina. Bicycles and your own two feet are the methods of transportation once you arrive on the island.
Choose from 14 campground tent sites, 26 lean-to sites, 4 remote tent sites, or 3 cabins. Reservations must be made in advance to camp on the island.
With three miles of shoreline on the island, many of the campsites have an amazing waterfront view. Settle in and stow your gear before you start exploring this gorgeous island.
There are two interpretive nature trails for hiking. Stop by the nature center and museum to learn even more about the island.
The lakefront offers exciting opportunities for swimming, kayaking, fishing, and just splashing around. The park staff also coordinates activities like night hikes, games, nature crafts, and other engaging activities.
Bring you bikes to buzz around the island easier. You'll be happy to discover that the park has restroom facilities with coin-operated showers for your convenience.
If you happen to forget something (like the marshmallows to toast), Burton Island State Park has a camp store filled to the brim. There's also a little bistro if you want to dine out for the day.
Complimentary with your camping stay are some of the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever lay eyes on. From sunup to sundown, you'll love every moment you spend at this island campground.
Learn more about Burton Island State Park and its campsites by visiting the Vermont State Parks
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