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Island Runner Ferry

 


Paddling at Half Moon Pond

The Island Runner is a passenger ferry that runs between Kill Kare State Park and Burton Island State Park on St. Albans Bay in Lake Champlain. It carries people and bikes (no vehicles or boats) back and forth several times a day. If you don't have your own boat, this is the only way to get to Burton Island.

The ferry operates from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend and is piloted by a licensed captain and friendly crew. The ferry ride between Kill Kare and Burton Island is about ten minutes.

If you just want to spend a few hours on Burton Island, a ferry ride makes for a fun day excursion. If you are camping on Burton Island and you don't have your own boat, this is the only way to get you and your gear over to the island. Once on Burton Island, you can either use the carts provided to get your gear to your site, or you can choose to pay for gear delivery at $10/per trip.

See current ferry schedule and fees (pdf).

 

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West River White Water

Lake Champlain Paddlers Trail

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Connecticut River Joint Commission
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