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 kayakers to explore. With the city of Plattsburgh a short drive from this campground there is virtually no limit on entertainment opportunities.
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.
The park welcomes motor boats, rowboats, and canoes. Ausable Point is an excellent wind (kite) surfing area. Lake Champlain offers excellent conditions for sail boarders and boats of all sizes. The area identified as "Stone Jetty" is a designated wind surf area. The lake is a popular fishery, with fish such as northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brown trout, salmon, bullhead perch, walleyes, carp, smelt, eel, crappie, and bluegill.
Amenities include campsites, restrooms with showers, a trailer dump station, a recycling center, a car top boat launch, a picnic area with pavilion rental, a sand beach with a bathhouse, and a basketball court.
The city of Plattsburgh offers movie theaters, shopping malls, fast food, and fine dining restaurants. Marinas and golf courses are also nearby. The Olympic Village of Lake Placid is approximately 45 miles away, and Montreal, Canada is 70 miles north.
Services & Amenities:Within Facility
- Boat Launch
- Comfort Station
- Dump Station
- Handicap Access
- Hot Showers
- Picnic Shelter
- Recycling Station
- Sail Boarding
- Sail Boating
- Swimming - Beach
- Water Fillup Station
- Water Skiing