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Crown Point

View from the lighthouse at Crown Point CampgroundAddress: 784 Bridge Road, Crown Point, NY 12928
GPS Info. (Latitude,Longitude): 44d01'33.78"N, 73d25'16.22"W
Campground Phone: (518)597-3603
Regional Office Phone: (518)897-1309
Camping Fee: $18

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Firewood Restriction Map || (PDF file, 1 MB) View map showing 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Because Crown Point Public Campground rests over battlefields and fort locations dating back to 1775, remnants of structures and sites remain for visitors to view. The lighthouse, rebuilt in 1911-1912 and positioned on the campground shore overlooks the 281,600 acre Lake Champlain. The campground is located on the lower southwestern shore of Lake Champlain, north of the village of Crown Point. Positioned so that it is majestically overlooking Lake Champlain and neighboring Vermont, the Crown Point bridge looms on the northern most shore of this campground and is one of the few bridges connecting New York State and Vermont. Sites are capable of holding any size RV and are blanketed with grass all summer long. There is one on site lean-to. The entire Crown Point Reservation, including all 49 acres of the campground, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and have been designated by the United States Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

Directions: From Adirondack Northway (I-87), Northbound: Exit 28, take NYS Rte. 74 east to junction Route 22, north to junction of Bridge Road to Vermont, continue 4 miles to the campground entrance.

From Adirondack Northway (1-87), Southbound: Exit 31, take Route 9N east to Westport to junction Route 22 and 9N south through Port Henry to junction of Bridge Road to Vermont, continue 4 miles to the campground.

Memorial plaque on lighthouse at Crown Point CampgroundAmenities: 66 campsites, hot showers, trailer dump station, recycling center, mobility impaired accessibility, and boat launching ramp.

Boating: Power boats, rowboats, and canoes are allowed. The campground also offers a boat launch.

Fishing: Major species include: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, bullhead, yellow perch, brown trout, and lake trout.

Day Use Facilities: There is a small picnic area. No swimming beach is available.

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.

Area Attractions: The campground and surrounding area are steeped in significant history and archaeological resources. Adjacent to the campground are the historic forts Crown Point and Fort St. Frederic. Designated Crown Point State Historic Site is an area attraction. Fort Ticonderoga is located 10 miles south of Crown Point. A lighthouse located on the campground was built in 1858 and rebuilt in 1911-12.

photo of crown point lighthouseHistoric Interest: Crown Point has a rich heritage dating back to the 1750's when it was hotly contested by French, British, and American armies. Following the American Revolution the area was turned over to Union and Columbia Colleges. They in turn sold it to a farmer who used it for pasture land and orchards. The New York State Conservation Department acquired the land in 1910. In 1912 the Champlain Memorial Lighthouse was dedicated to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Champlain's discovery of the lake that now bears his name. In 1929 the steamboat pier was constructed and it has become a popular fishing spot. Construction of the campground began in 1915. In 1930, 1951, and 1952 it was expanded to its present size.