Knight Point State Park



44 Knight Point Road, North Hero, VT 05474 Visit Website | 802-372-8389 |


Cost: Day use entrance fee Parking: Yes

Knight Point on North Hero Island opened as a state park in 1978, but its history goes back much further. John Knight, the Point's first resident, began ferry service between the islands in 1785. His family operated a ferry until the first bridge opened in 1892. The historic Knight Point house is a park's staff residence. The wooden frame wing is a reconstruction of the Knight Tavern, an inn built in 1790 for travelers crossing between the islands. The brick section of the building, added to the tavern in 1845, has an unusual two-story porch.

Park Amenities:

  • sandy swimming beach
  • boat rentals
  • picnic areas
  • cooking grills
  • 20' x 40' open-air shelter


  • Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend Open for day use: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM or Official Sunset


  • From North Hero Village: 3 mi. S on U.S. 2, on Lake Champlain.


2 reviews
  • April 29, 2011
    "There's a sandy beach to enjoy here, along with a nice lawn to stretch out and enjoy. This is a great park in a great spot!"
    - mpc
  • April 28, 2011
    "I have been going to Knight Point State Park every year for the past 24 years for family reunions, they used to take such good care of their park, but lately the past few years it seems they are having budget issues because they don't even fully mow the park. Last year when I went there was grass up to my hips inbetween the beach and the shelter, only a path between. The good points are They have clean restrooms Male and Female I believe one or two vending machines A shelter Walking paths with blackberrys to pick It's not usually crowded Very Clean Rentals Playground swings and a boat Has shows I know the Lippizaner Stallions used to come here, I forgot what they had last year Negative points Lack of ground maintenance mowing Small beach Overall I give this beach a 3 out of 5 because it's a very clean, quiet beach, it just lacks a lawn mower sometimes"
    - vtfreebiegirl

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