Kingsland Bay State Park

Kingsland Bay State Park

Quick Facts

Kingsland Bay State Park

Vermont

(802) 877-3445

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Things To Do

Overview

Kingsland Bay State Park sits on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain. Visitors can enjoy the picnic areas and historic buildings of the park, or rent a canoe/kayak for an easy paddle around this protected bay. Facilities to rent include an historic banquet hall that is perfect for large groups. Kingsland Bay State Park has become a favorite spot for local events and weddings, due in large part to the stunning backdrop of Lake Champlain.

Map of Kingsland Bay (VT)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.238117, -73.294998

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Activities

  • Boating

    Rent a canoe or kayak for an easy paddle around this protected bay. Picnicking, swimming, and toilet facilities are available.

  • Bird Watching

    Kingsland Bay State Park provides habitat for open water and shoreline species of birds. Ones you may see while visiting include: horned grebe, red-necked grebe, snow goose, mallard, black scoter, common goldeneye, bufflehead, mergansers, osprey, bonaparte's gull, common tern, great blue heron, bald eagle, plovers, solitary sandpiper, emipalmated sandpiper, or a belted kingfisher.

  • Bicycling

    Beginning at the park, take Sand Road to Vergennes. Complete the loop by taking Middlebrook Road to Hawkins road back to the park. This 18 mile loop is scenic, low traveled, rural, and a relatively easy ride. Enjoy!

  • Fishing

    Lake Champlain offers many different species of fish including: brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow smelt, yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel, largemouth-bass, smallmouth-bass, bullhead, panfish, and crappie. Visitors over 15 years of age must carry a valid fishing license.

  • Hiking

    There are many foot trails leading to Macdonough Point as well as around the bay on Lake Champlain. The hikes are family friendly for all ages. For detailed trail info and maps, click on the link below to visit the park web page.

  • Historic Sites

    The historic Hawley House (1790) is part of the complex. This property dates back to the first settlers in Ferrisburgh and has been home to Ecole Champlain, an exclusive girls camp, until the late 1960s.

    Other nearby sights and activities include: Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes; Vergennes Falls, Vergennes; Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh; Champlain Bridge, Addison; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne; Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne.

  • Picnicking

    Kingsland Bay has three different indoor shelters that can be rented separately or all together. The main shelter is can seat up to 150 people and offers electricity, a kitchen with appliances, charcoal grills, and tables and chairs. The Theater building can seat up to 50 people and offers electricity and charcoal grills. The Hawley House (a favorite place for wedding parties to get ready) can seat up to 12 people around a long table and offers electricity, 2 refrigerators, a fireplace grill, and chairs. All of the shelters are accessible and within a short walk of swimming, paddling, fishing, volleyball, and an open lawn.

  • Water Sports

    Boating, fishing, and sailing are popular. Picnicking, swimming, and toilet facilities are available.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Kingsland Bay State Park has plenty of wildlife. In addition to many species of bird and fish, other animals that live or visit the park include: porcupine, skunk, white-tailed deer, woodpecker, squirrel, fox, and woodchuck.

  • Winter Sports

    Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are fun ways to see the park in winter. There are no facilities or staff available, but visitors are encouraged to explore the park during the off season and enjoy the quieter time of year. Also, Lake Champlain is perfect for ice fishing, kite-skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or dog sledding.

Seasonality/Weather

Open Memorial Day weekend - Columbus Day weekend for day use 10:00 am - sunset.

Directions

Driving

From Ferrisburgh: From Rt 7 W on Little Chicago Road about 1-1/2 mi, N onto Hawkins Rd, 3 mi, then right onto Kingsland Bay State Park Road to park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(802) 877-3445

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