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Knight Island State Park

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Knight Island State Park
North Hero, Vermont 05474
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Knight Island State Park
Coordinates: 44.8111159, -73.2534885
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About Knight Island State Park
Along with Burton Island and Woods Island state parks, Knight Island, acquired by the State in 1990, is one of three neighboring island parks in Lake Champlain’s “inland sea”. This 185-acre island is a mile long and nearly a half-mile wide. The park includes all but 10+ acres of private land on the island’s southern tip. When on Knight Island, please respect the rights of the park neighbor and keep off the southern end.

The island was farmed historically then was uninhabited for many years. It was a privately operated primitive campground through the 1980s. The owner lived year-round on the island and began a timber management program to supplement the camping operation. Under state ownership, remote area camping has been continued on seven sites dotted around the island. Land management activities are those which will keep the island unique and unspoiled.
Getting Here

Knight Island is 2 miles east of North Hero village, and 5.5 miles northwest of Burton Island and Kill Kare State Parks. If you do not have a boat of your own, you will need to arrange a water taxi service. There are two water taxi options, with USCG-licensed captains, operating from Grand Isle County. The state does not necessarily endorse nor recommend either, and rates vary by group size and pickup location.
From Knight Island State Park webpage