Ausable Point Campground
Peru, NY

About Ausable Point Campground

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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.

Ausable Point has 123 campsites, 115 are reservable, 40 of which are directly by the water. There are no electric sites.

Ausable Point Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located just east of Peru New York, and 20 minutes south of Plattsburg on the shores of Lake Champlain
  2. 123 campsites, 40 are directly on the water (approx half are directly on Lake Champlain, the other half is along the Ausable River)
  3. all sites are non-electric
  4. great for boating, windsurfing, paddling, fishing, swimming, and hiking
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Large sandy beach. Easy access sites. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Deep sites set back from the road. Mainly level sites. Many sites directly by the water. Fairly shaded sites. Partially shady sites. Semi-wooded. Semi-private sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $22 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 20, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 19, 2017 thru Sun Sep 3, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Taylor Pond: 29.9 miles, 39 min
Lincoln Pond: 40.8 miles, 44 min
Wilmington Notch: 35.3 miles, 47 min

Campgrounds Similar to Ausable Point and What They Have in Common
(A current work in progress, streamlining ahead)

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 26 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 35 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Many sites directly by the water.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 28 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Letchworth (Western New York), 5 hours 44 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 14 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 59 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 37 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 26 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 56 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 29 mins : Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water. Some large level sites by the water. Large sandy beach on a large body of water.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 24 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 10 mins : Large lake. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 17 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 5 mins : Large sandy beach. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 3 hours 35 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 44 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 13 mins : Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 42 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 24 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 14 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 10 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 11 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 55 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options. Large sandy beach on a large body of water. Some large level sites by the water.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 52 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 39 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 42 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 5 hours 35 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water. Lots of large level sites (not directly by the water though).
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 14 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 3 mins : Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 5 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 53 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 36 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 19 mins : Large lake. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 13 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 54 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lakeside Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 5 hours 53 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 4 hours 39 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 20 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 21 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 3 hours 39 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Robert H Treman (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 7 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 40 mins : Large sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 3 hours 18 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites. Motorboats allowed. Large sandy beach on a large body of water. Many large level sites (not directly by the water though).
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 5 hours 10 mins : Large lake. Large sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 4 hours 15 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 4 hours 32 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 6 hours 10 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 44 mins : Many sites directly by the water. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 6 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites directly by the water. Many sites directly by the water. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 44 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 3 mins : Large lake. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 36 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 20 mins : Motorboats allowed.

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Max 35ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 35ft

Max 30ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 30ft

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Dave's Tips

If you like big water and a lakeside experience, then Ausable Point may be the place for you! There is a great selection of sites right next to Lake Champlain with great views looking across the lake to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Some of these sites are on or close to one of the beach areas. There are also quite a few sites located right on the shores of the Ausable for those who are more into a paddling experience.
Satellite Close Up of Ausable Point Campground
Check out a closeup satellite image. You'll get a good sense for how the campground is situation on the shore of Lake Champlain, as well as the orientation of the campsites. Thats quite the beach! You can check out the satellite view in more detail.
Site 15 is one of the best sites right on Lake Champlain
For a great lakeside experience right on the shores of Lake Champlain, choose site 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, or 21. These are all large sites and accommodate larger rigs and are pretty much perfectly level. Remember however that Lake Champlain can get pretty windy so you might be tying down your canopies and awnings or taking them down altogether depending on the weather.
Site 12 is right across the road with lake view
If you can't get a site right on the lake, then consider one of the sites across the road which are also very large and level and most offer some view of the lake. Sites include 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 or 27.
Site 33 has great access to the windsurfing beach
If you want to be right on the lake and by the windsurfing beach, then choose a site down the road on the beach side. Consider site 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 29, 40, 42, 44, 45 or 47. This is a popular area as well for those who enjoy a large sandy beach. Sites across the road are not on the water but offer easy access to the beach area. This include sites 29, 32, 41, 43 and 46.
Site 93 is perfect for the paddler!
If you are more into paddling, or wish to have a bit more protection from any potential wind, then I'd suggest a site along the shore of the Ausable River as it follows towards Lake Champlain. Choose site 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, or 99. 101 is a bit farther back from the water but should suffice as well if you want water access right from your site.The off water sites in the 84-123 loop are a mix of small sites backing onto marshy water and larger sites with decent privacy. Sites I would least recommend include sites 94, 95, and 97.
Site 62 is not on the water but is very spacious
Sites in the 40-80 range are quite level and spacious as well. Many offer decent privacy, however they are off water. Several back on to some marshy areas connected to Dead Creek. Site 76 does back on with access to Dead Creek, but its not swimmable and not sure it would be much to paddle.
Site 6 is the closest site to the main beach and swimming
If you are looking to be as close to possible to the main beach and swimming, then choose sites in the site 1-14 area. Site 4 and 6 offer the closest proximity to the beach which is right behind them.Ausable Point is quite popular with campers in the Plattsburg area as well as Montreal. All the watersites book up quickly 9 months in advance for the summer months so be sure to book well in advance! Loop 1 (sites 1-24) and Loop 2 (site 25-48) will completely book up. Only the watersites in Loop 3 (81-123) will book up well in advanced. The off watersites in Loop 3 and all sites in Loop 4 (49-80) are not so popular and will be easier to get.
Ausable Point photos were taken in the spring on May 20, 2015. As such consider that the leaves on the trees are not fully out. If you are camping at Ausable Point in the summer, you can assume that there will be more shade and site privacy on sites that have deciduous trees.
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