Ausable Point Campground RV & Campground Guide

New York

Ausable Point Campground

is in Peru, New York, which extends along Lake Champlain. In 1966, the campground opened to the public, and it is across the lake from Valcour Island, which is where the first major sea battle of the American Revolution was fought. Ausable Point Campground is 70 miles from Montreal, Canada, and 45 minutes from the Olympic Village of Lake Placid. The New York communities nearby include Keeseville, Schuyler Falls, and Morrisonville. These cities offer attractions like golf courses, marinas, movie theaters, fine-dining restaurants, and shopping malls.

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Spring 21-69 F
Summer 54-82 F
Fall 29-71 F
Winter 9-33 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Ausable Point Campground

If you want to visit state parks, then you should get a recreational vehicle. You can do more activities during your vacation when you're not commuting to and from a hotel. If you do not own an RV, then you can rent one from RVshare.

Iroquois Campground & RV Park

Iroquois Campground & RV Park is conveniently located near attractions like Santa’s Workshop, Wilder Farm, Ausable Chasm, and Lake Placid. It is a 190-site campground with lots of activities and amenities, including bingo night, a playground area, an arcade, and volleyball courts.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Camp store with propane, bathhouse, restrooms, dump stations, shuffleboards, hot showers

Macomb Reservation State Park

Macomb Reservation State Park has a campground open to the public. It features a natural setting and provides a good location for animal watching and fishing.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Bathhouse, restrooms, dump stations, hot showers, swimming, boat ramps, hiking trails, playground area, kayaking

Ausable River Campsite

Ausable River Campsite is in the Adirondack Park along the Ausable River. Many campsites are on the river, and you can go tubing during the day.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Laundry facilities, propane station, picnic tables, fire rings, showers

Bolton Acres Campground

Bolton Acres Campground is close to Lake Champlain and many surrounding towns. The campground is quiet, caters to families, and provides a good spot for fishing.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Laundry facilities, pool, bathrooms, hiking trails, nearby golf course, firewood, tent camping

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What to Do at
Ausable Point Campground

Inside Ausable Point Campground

Ausable Point Campground offers a variety of activities to keep campers busy. These activities include bird-watching, hiking, playing on the playground, kayaking, and biking. You can enjoy walks on the natural sand shoreline of Lake Champlain. The water is clean, shallow, and excellent for swimming. Other activities include going tubing, boating, and canoeing.

Outside Ausable Point Campground

Many campers are ready to explore surrounding areas after enjoying the amenities at Ausable Point Campground. You can choose to cross the Canadian border or visit the local towns. Many surrounding burgs offer nightlife options, a variety of restaurants, historical sightseeing, and more.

Restaurants

Himalaya Restaurant

The Himalaya Restaurant specializes in authentic Chinese Szechuan-style cooking. This restaurant offers Tibetan, Nepali, and Himalayan cuisine, and you can choose your spice level. Menu options may include momo dumplings, noodles, hibiscus tea, beef and potatoes, bread, lentils, and fish.

Type: Asian

Location: 78 Margaret St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Anthony's Restaurant & Bistro

Anthony's Restaurant & Bistro is a fine-dining restaurant that serves European-American cuisine. The building is an old farmhouse that has been transformed into a restaurant.

Type: European-American

Location: 538 Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Blue Paddle Bistro

The Blue Paddle Bistro offers an upscale dining experience with indoor and outdoor tables. Menu options include PEI mussels, barbecued kielbasa, crab cakes, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, spicy duck spring rolls, and sea scallops.

Type: American

Location: 316 U.S. Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486

Aleka’s

Aleka’s serves a combination of vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisines. The restaurant also serves authentic food with fresh ingredients. Menu options include homemade pasta, calamari, grilled octopus, dolmas, and pepperoni pizza.

Type: Mediterranean

Location: 103 Margaret St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Rulfs Orchard

Rulfs Orchard is a family-run farm. It has a café, orchard, store, petting zoo, and a bakery. You can pick strawberries, buy fresh food, and go through the corn maze.

Type: American

Location: 531 Bear Swamp Rd, Peru, NY 12972

Shopping

Champlain Centre

The Champlain Centre has 57 stores, with a movie theater, food court, and a kids' play area. It is the only indoor mall in the Adirondacks region.

Location: 60 Smithfield Blvd, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is a gift shop in downtown Plattsburgh, New York. This store has a unique and fun collection of gifts. Store items include paint, books, furniture, décor, skin care products, and fragrances.

Location: 74 Margaret St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Sox Market

The Sox Market is an outlet store that sells socks. The store offers socks for every occasion: funny socks, political socks, and socks for medical purposes.

Location: 99 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401

Antique & Variety Mall

Antique & Variety Mall is an antique store set up similarly to a flea market. You will find a large selection of items, including silver for a reasonable price.

Location: 12 Margaret St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Plattsburgh Trendsetters

Plattsburgh Trendsetters is a gift shop where you can find unique trinkets and souvenirs. Other items include hoodies, flashlights, lighters, and pipes.

Location: 334 Cornelia St #7, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Sightseeing

Ausable Chasm

Ausable Chasm is the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, such as tours, river rafting, cliff hikes, and mountain biking. Other features and activities may include the River Walk, the Green Rim Trail, a variety of hiking trails, and rock climbing. 

Location: 2144 U.S. Route 9, Ausable Chasm, NY 12911

Baggs’ Landing

Baggs’ Landing is a canoe and kayak rental company located on the Ausable River. This company offers a variety of rentals, such as canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. They also provide paddleboard lessons and guided tours.

Location: 3004 State Route 9, Peru, NY 12972-4952

Stone Ledge Sculpture Garden

Stone Ledge Sculpture Garden is an art museum with sculptures made of metal and stone located in a field. The sculptures are unique and made by local residents, some of which were even crafted by local high school students.

Location: 3901 U.S. Route 9, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

War of 1812 Museum

The War of 1812 Museum explores what happened during the War of 1812 and the Battle of Plattsburgh. This museum is small but informative. It is well-organized with unique artwork and artifacts on the two battles.

Location: 31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum

The Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum has exhibits about local military history. It also has a display with the Bombardier planes. This museum is hands-on with exhibits that include real pilot jackets, helmets, and a cardboard simulator.

Location: 31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903

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How to Get to
Ausable Point Campground

The directions to this state park are straightforward. When coming from Interstate 87 (Exit 35), you will need to continue on 442. After 2.5 miles, you will make a left on to Route 9. After a half-mile, you will see the park’s entrance on the right.

Entering Ausable Point Campground

Ausable Point Campground is open 24/7 year-round.

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