- Dates of Operation: See campground schedule
- Camping Fee: $22 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night)
- Address: 3346 Lake Shore Road, Peru, NY 12972 (directions below)
- GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 44 34 16.53264N, 073 25 52.99056W
- Campground Phone: (518) 561-7080
- Regional Office Phone: (518) 897-1309
- Make Your Camping Reservation: ReserveAmerica
Campground Map PDF File (492 KB)
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.
123 campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, car top boat launch, picnic area with pavilion rental, sand beach with bathhouse, a large swimming beach, basketball court.
2 wheelchair accessible campsites, 2 bathrooms, picnic tables, a bathhouse and a shower building. Full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations
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.
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.
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.
A large swimming beach is 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.
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.
Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)
Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety
Clean your boat and equipment - help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives
Don't move firewood - help prevent of spread of invasive insects
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.
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.
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.