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Crown Point Historic Area and Campground - Draft Unit Management Plan

The Crown Point Historic Area, Campground, and Day Use Area is a 440-acre expanse located on the shores of Lake Champlain in the Town of Crown Point. Occupied by both the French and the British during the 1700's before being overtaken by the colonists during the American Revolution, the site is home to many historic structures, including two National Historic Landmarks.

As a State Historic Site, the day-to-day management of the Crown Point Historic Area falls to the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Since the underlying land is State Forest Preserve and protected by Article XIV of the New York State Constitution, however, the overall management responsibility is that of DEC. Like all state-operated campgrounds in the Adirondack Park, day-to-day management of the Crown Point Campground and Day-Use Area is performed by DEC.

Due to the close proximity of the Historic Area, the campground, and day-use area as well as the interrelated management activities that occur within these areas, a Unit Management Plan is being developed that includes both the Historic Area and the Campground/Day-Use Area. Additionally, due to the the unique management scenario that exists, OPRHP will be providing significant input into the plan.

If you have any questions about the planning process, please contact us at lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us, or call us at (518) 473-9518.