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CROWN POINT CAMPGROUND, NY

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Crown Point has a rich heritage dating back to the 1750's, and 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 built in 1858 and rebuilt in 1911-12, is positioned on...

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Description

Crown Point has a rich heritage dating back to the 1750's, and 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 built in 1858 and rebuilt in 1911-12, is positioned on the campground shore. It can be toured for the appropriate day-use fee and overlooks the 281,600 acre Lake Champlain. Positioned so that it is majestically overlooking Lake Champlain and neighboring Vermont, the Crown Point bridge looms on the northern shore of the campground and is one of the few bridges connecting New York State and Vermont. 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.

Geography:

The campground is located on the lower southwestern shore of Lake Champlain, north of the village of Crown Point. 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.

Recreation:

Power boats, rowboats, and canoes are allowed/ the campground offers a boat launch. Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, bullhead, yellow perch, brown trout, and lake trout is popular.

Facilities:

The park has campsites, hot showers, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, disabled accessibility, and a boat launching ramp. Campsites are capable of holding any size RV and are blanketed with grass all summer long. There is one on-site lean-to.

Nearby 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. The Crown Point Bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Activities
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Recycling Station
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Convenience Store
  • Museum
  • Restaurant
  • Theme Park
Alerts and Important Information
CAMPGROUND SPECIFIC INFORMATION
  • This is a historic area. You may not dig for or possess artifacts found in this area

WHEN YOU ARRIVE-You must sign for your own site. Have your equipment with you and be ready to camp when you register. Names of all campers on a site must be listed on the permit at time of registration
CHECK-IN TIME-From 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. Campers must register for their campsite by 9:00 p.m. on the first night of their reservation or the campsite will be subject to re-rental and all fees will be forfeited
CHECK-OUT TIME-11:00 a.m. on your departure date
OCCUPANCY-Limited to 6 individuals per campsite and 2 tents or 1 unit of hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent. Only 2 vehicles permitted on any campsite. Extra vehicles will be required to park in a designated area (additional fees will apply)
AGE REGULATIONS-Campsites must be registered and occupied by a responsible person 18 years of age or older
LENGTH OF STAY-Your camping permit can be issued for a maximum of 14 nights. From July 1 through Labor Day only 14 cumulative nights will be permitted at any campground.
QUIET HOURS-From 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., and are strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be evicted
GENERATORS-The use of generators may be limited to no more than 5 hours per day and fall between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. If the use of a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by the facility staff then individual use of a generator may be prohibited/limited
FIRES-Must be built in fireplaces provided. Only dead and down wood may be used for fuel. No chainsaws are allowed in campgrounds, and cutting down trees, alive or dead is prohibited.
FIREARMS-Are not allowed in campgrounds except during the Fall and Spring hunting seasons. Firearms must not be discharged within campground boundaries at any time
ACCESSIBLE SITES-At least one member of the camping party staying on the site must be mobility impaired (i.e. in a wheelchair or uses a walker) or the camping party may be turned away at the campground
SWIMMING-Is allowed at campgrounds with supervised bathing areas during designated hours when a lifeguard is on duty. Please note that there may be times when lifeguards are unavailable, and for the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Not all campground locations offer swimming, to inquire please contact the campground directly
PETS-Are allowed with proof of a currently valid rabies vaccination in the form of a current year's tag or a certificate issued by the veterinarian. Campers can walk dogs on a leash no longer than six feet as long as the animal is under control. Dogs cannot be left unattended and are not allowed in facility structures, on the beach or in day use areas

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CROWN POINT CAMPGROUND
754 Bridge Rd.
CROWN POINT  NY  12928

Phone Number:

Project Office: (518)597-3603