Kingsland Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide

Vermont

A day-use park on the shores of Lake Champlain, Kingsland Bay State Park is the sixth-largest natural freshwater lake in the U.S. Lake Champlain is a prominent part of the rich history of Vermont, with a ferry service that has been around for 200 years, a lake-bed collection of 300 shipwrecks and proximity to the Revolutionary War-era Fort Ticonderoga. Lake Champlain was also an important part of the Underground Railroad. Kingsland Bay State Park is conveniently located next to the cities of Burlington and Vergennes and lies next to the Adirondacks region of New York. The weather is mild in the summer and refreshingly cool during Vermont's beautiful fall season. 

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Weather
Spring 33-79 F
Summer 42-92 F
Fall 32-82 F
Winter 24-54 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kingsland Bay State Park

Kingsland Bay State Park does not have camping sites, and you may want to enjoy the park over several days. Fortunately, traveling in your own RV or a rental RV from RVshare is an ideal way to stay at a nearby RV campground and be able to spend all the time you want at the park.

North Beach Campground

North Beach Campground is spread out over 45 acres of land on the shores of Lake Champlain. The views of the lake are beautiful, and this is a quiet and restful park in the midst of a natural setting. You can hike or bike along the trails, and the lake offers the opportunity to indulge in various water-based activities. It's just a short bike ride to town, and Lake Champlain is at your back door. There is even free coffee in the office.

  • Number of sites: 68 back-in sites
  • Rates: $41 and higher
  • Type of hookup: Full hookups
  • Electrical amps: 30 and 50
  • Pool/hot tub: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed with restrictions
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Laundry: Yes
  • Additional amenities: Playground, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayak rental

Sunset Rock RV Park

Sunset Rock RV Park has all the amenities you most want and plenty of planned events and activities. You will enjoy s'mores night, bingo night, and many other similar fun times. Being on the lake is the biggest advantage of staying at this family-friendly park, and you can fish, swim, and boat. Outdoor activities include horseshoes and basketball. Your kids will love the tame rabbits on-site, and everyone will like walking on the nature trails.

  • Number of sites: 100 back-in sites
  • Rates: $50/$300/$750
  • Type of hookup: Full hookups
  • Electrical amps: 30 and 50
  • Pool/hot tub: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed with restrictions
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Showers: No
  • Additional amenities: Tiki bar, pier fishing, boat launch, dump station

Apple Island Resort

Apple Island Resort is the resort RV park you've been wanting to experience. This RV resort has a golf course, a marina with boat slips, a fitness center, a general store, and much more. There are planned activities like fireworks, potlucks, casino night, luaus, bingo night, breakfasts, and many other events. There are also daily activities like yoga, crafts, and water aerobics. Visitors can fish, swim, and play in the lake, which is located right at the park.

  • Number of sites: Call for availability
  • Rates: Call for rates
  • Type of hookup: Full hookups
  • Electrical amps: 30 and 50
  • Pool/hot tub: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: No pets
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Showers: Yes
  • Additional amenities: Deli, playground, recreation center, golf cart rentals

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What to Do at
Kingsland Bay State Park

Inside Kingsland Bay State Park

Lake Champlain is a large lake in Vermont that is a prime destination for those who love spending time on the water. Kingsland Bay State Park is located on Kingsland Bay at Lake Champlain and offers easy access to the lake and also features many other activities. You can rent kayaks and canoes to take out on the water, and there are many walking trails of varying difficulties that traverse the cliffs along the shore or run alongside the shores. You can enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating, and there are several event buildings that can be rented for special occasions. 

Outside Kingsland Bay State Park

Kingsland Bay State Park has a lot of engaging activities to keep you occupied, but you may also want to take the time to visit some of the interesting sites in the area or do some shopping or dining. The nearby towns of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, and Burlington offer plenty of opportunities for fun outings.

Restaurants

Michael's On the Hill

Michael's on the Hill resides in a circa 1820 farmhouse and offers "farm to table" locally sourced food in a fine dining setting. Every meal is accompanied by artisan baguettes, sweet butter, and olives. Some of their signature dishes include duck liver mousse, pasture-raised beef tenderloin, and chocolate truffle torte. They are open for dinner.

Type: American, French

Location: 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677

3 Squares Cafe

3 Squares Cafe is a casual cafe that serves a wide variety of food, more so than the usual diner. Some of their notable dishes include their tuna melt, borden burger, falafel, omelet with home fries, and Croque Madam with chanterelles mushrooms. They are a little higher-priced than most cafes but serve locally sourced food that is cooked from scratch. They are open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner.

Type: American

Location: 141 Main St, Vergennes, VT 05491

Hired Hand Brewing

Hired Hand Brewing is a pizza restaurant with a wide selection of pizzas and beers. They garner highly rated reviews for the quality of their pizza crusts and ingredients, and many patrons recommend their Korean BBQ pizza. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Pizza

Location: 33 Green St, Vergennes, VT 05491

Shuen Lee Chinese Restaurant

Shuen Lee Chinese Restaurant is a small, family-run restaurant that serves traditional Chinese cuisine. They are a popular dining option, and it can be difficult to find seating because of the limited space. They are open for dinner.

Type: Chinese

Location: 113 Monkton Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491

Porkys Backyard BBQ & Smokehouse

Porkys Backyard BBQ & Smokehouse is a well-known barbecue restaurant that gets a lot of business. Patrons consistently give good reviews for the quality of the smoked meats, such as pulled pork, ribs, pork belly, brisket, and more. They serve beef burgers made from grass-fed cows from the owners' farm, and they also have ground pork burgers. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 7404 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven, VT 05472

Shopping

Champlin Hill Antiques

You will find early American and Canadian furniture and household items at Champlin Hill Antiques. They specialize in quilts, and they also have many pewter objects. They are only open on weekends.

Location: 100 Champlin Hill Rd, North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473

The Waypost

The Waypost is a unique boutique that offers local, handmade and reimagined items. Their pieces range from pottery to knitted goods. They also have plants for sale in the summer and fall. They are only open on the weekends.

Linda's Apparel

Linda's Apparel is a privately owned boutique store that offers women's and children's clothing. They also have baby items and clothing and a selection of "Vermont" tees.

Location: 175 Main St, Vergennes, VT 05491

Outerlands Gallery, Inc.

Outerlands Gallery, Inc. has an eclectic inventory of photography, metal sculpture, abstract art, folk art, handcrafts, and more. They offer services like art installation and photo and video production. The store also features an interesting outdoor sculpture garden outside.

Location: 37 Green St, Vergennes, VT 05491

Sightseeing

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a unique museum that offers great activities for all ages. Visitors can tour the Philadelphia II, a working Revolutionary War gunboat, and many other original small watercraft from the last 150 years. There is also a collection of wooden shipwrecks on-site. The museum offers hands-on learning activities like building a kayak, making a candlestick holder, learning how to snorkel and fish, and acquiring general boating skills. There are theater presentations for all to view, overnight expeditions, and various day camps for children to attend.

Location: 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491

Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga is more than two centuries old and was a prominent fort in the colonial and revolutionary eras of American history. Originally a French structure, the fort was an important installation for American troops in the 1700s. Afterward, the site was a much-visited area and served as an inspiration for artists and writers. Now, the restored fort offers visitors access to exhibitions and events that showcase the early history of the United States.

Location: 102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point State Historic Site preserves the ruins of two American colonial fortifications that were strategic bases during the French and Indian War. The French built Fort St. Frederic in 1734, and the British built the opposing Crown Point fort. The American colonists captured the fort during the Revolutionary War, but it was subsequently occupied by British General John Burgoyne after the American soldiers left. Today, the site includes these ruins, a museum, multimedia programs, exhibits, and more. Visitors can also visit the Crown Point Pier, the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, and the Lake Champlain Bridge.

Location: 21 Grandview Dr, Crown Point, NY 12928

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How to Get to
Kingsland Bay State Park

From Ferrisburgh, you will head west on Rt. 7 on Little Chicago Road for a little over 1 mile. You will then travel north onto Hawkins Road for 3 miles and then right onto Kingsland Bay State Park Road to the park entrance.

Entering Kingsland Bay State Park

The park is open for day use from 10:00 a.m. until sunset.

Daily use (Adult) : $4

Daily use (Child, 4-13) : $2

Group daily use (Adult) : $3

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