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Ausable Point Campground

Peru, NY   (Adirondack Park)
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Campground Overview
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.

Status: OPEN for another 16 days

Season 2017 Dates: Fri May 19 to Mon Oct 9, 2017

Season 2018 Dates: Fri May 18 to Mon Oct 8, 2018

9 Month Booking Window: Fri Jun 22, 2018

Campground Phone: (518) 561-7080

Region: Adirondack Park  

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Fees
Base Fee$22
Out of State Surcharge$5
Facilities
Showershot shower building
Washroomsflush toilets
Dump Stationyes
Recyling Stationyes
Boat LaunchCar top boat launch only. A regular boat launch is available at Peru Docks, 3 miles outside campground.
Boat Mooringnone
Campground Summary
Lakeside Rating
4 out of 5 lakeside stars. Offers a fine lakeside camping experience with sites close, or directly by the water. 40 campsites are directly by the water, many others have views. Located directly by a large body of water for enjoying water activities including swimming, paddling, boating and fishing.
Total Campsites123
Reservable Sites123
Sites Directly By the Water40
  - fit 30ft Trailers40
Site Details
30ft Trailer Sites2
35ft Trailer Sites121
Pull thru sites no
Hookups no hookups, dry camping only
Site Padslevel
Ground Covermainly sand or mix of sand and grass
Tree CoverVery wooded with a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees. Mostly shady except around the beach where sites are more partially shaded.
Road AccessWide nicely paved roads. Fairly easy back-in access into sites.
Featured Activities
WaterSituated on Lake Champlain and the mouth of the Ausable River.
BeachLong extensive beach behind campsites as well as the main beach. .8 miles total beach shoreline. There is also a windsurfing beach area. behind the campsites.
PaddlingOpen water paddling on Lake Champlain or along the smaller Ausable River accessible right from many of the campsites.
BoatingBig water boating on Lake Champlain.
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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.

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