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Ausable Point

Windsurfers at Ausable Point Campground Address: 3346 Lake Shore Road, Peru, NY 12972
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 44d34'14.38"N, 73d25'49.50"W
Campground Phone: (518) 561-7080
Regional Office Phone: (518) 897-1309
Camping Fee: $22

Campground Map PDF File (388 KB)

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Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 900 KB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Ausable Point Campground protrudes from Route 9 into Lake Champlain and offers a shoreline comprised of natural sand and a gentle slope from many campsites. It borders a wildlife management area that offers a hiking trail, as well as water access for canoeists and sea kayakers to explore. With the city of Plattsburgh a short drive from this campground there is virtually no limit for entertainment opportunities.

Directions: From the Northway (I-87) exit 35, proceed east on 442 approximately 2.5 miles to Route 9. Turn left, proceed 1/2 mile and the entrance will be on your right.

From Plattsburgh follow Route 9 south 12 miles.

Ausable ChasmAmenities: 123 campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, car top boat launch, picnic area with pavilion rental, sand beach with bathhouse, basketball court.

Boating: Motor boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Lake Champlain offers excellent conditions for sail boarders, and boats of all sizes. A boat launch offering access is located at Peru Docks, approximately 3 miles from the campground.

Wind surfers: The area identified as "Stone Jetty" is a designated wind surf area. Please keep clear. Wind surfers must use the loading and unloading area located by site #4 and park their vehicle in the day-use area.

Fishing: The lake is a popular fishery and fish present include northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brown trout, salmon, bullhead perch, walleyes, carp, smelt, eel, crappie, and bluegill.

Day Use Facilities: A picnic area with pavilion rental and a large swimming beach are available. * Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers, these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.

Junior Naturalist Program: Our campgrounds become an outdoor classroom for young children (5-13) and their families. Enjoy games and activities to earn a beautiful embroidered patch.

International Symbol of Accessibility

Accessible Features: 2 wheelchair accessible campsites, 2 bathrooms, picnic tables, a bathhouse and a shower building.

Full Listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations

photo of ausable point viewing deck

Area Attractions: The city of Plattsburgh offers movie theaters, shopping malls, fast food and fine dining restaurants. Marinas and golf courses are also close by. The Olympic Village of Lake Placid is approximately 45 miles away. Montreal, Canada is 70 miles north.

Historic Interest: The majority of the campground was constructed in 1965 and opened to the public in 1966. A view of Valcour Island is available across the lake to the north. On a clear day the silhouette of Garden Island strikes the pose of a battleship. Known locally as "Battleship Island", it is believed that the first major sea battle of the American Revolution was fought at this location.