Crown Point Campground RV & Campground Guide

New York

The 49 acres on which the Crown Point Campground sits lie within the boundaries of the historic Crown Point Reservation. Campers at this park rest among the ruins of a British fort built in 1775 to thwart any French attempt to invade the British colonies through Lake Champlain. The entire area is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Those who camp in this area enjoy a majestic view over 286,100-acre Lake Champlain and can explore the ruins of a fort that saw multiple battles. The closest community to the park is Crown Point, NY, which is five miles from the campground. Other small towns, such as Port Henry, Exeter, and Ticonderoga, are within 10 miles and an easy drive from the Crown Point Campground. 

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Fall 26-70 F
Winter 12-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Crown Point Campground

Crown Point Campground offers some of the most scenic lake views in New York. The best way to use this campground is with an RV. If you do not own an RV, check out RVshare to find the perfect rental for your family.

Crown Point Campground

Crown Point Campground is a public facility that offers 66 RV campsites with no access to electricity, water, or sewer. At this campground, the principal effort is to maintain its natural beauty as much as possible, making New York reluctant to make any improvements. Fresh drinking water is available through a system of hand pumps. The few modern amenities available at the park include warm showers and flush toilets. The camping area sits on a peninsula that overlooks Lake Champlain. Guests are asked to respect the natural purity of the area.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: No
  • Sewer Hookup: No, but a dump station is available
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $20-$27 per night

Barber Homestead Park

If you prefer to camp in a park with more amenities than those found at Crown Point Campground, then travel 19 miles north to Westport, NY, and check in at the Barber Homestead Park. The park offers 20 RV campsites with electric and water hookups. Fifteen of the sites also have sewer hookups. Campsites at this park handle RVs up to 70 feet in length and 35 feet in width. Additional facilities such as restrooms with flush toilets, showers, a game room, horseshoe pits, and a playground give the park a home-like feel. You can visit this park anytime during the year.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $36-$44 per night

Putnam Pond Campground

Located nine miles south of Crown Point in Ticonderoga sits Putnam Pond Campground. This campground offers 63 RV campsites with no electric or water hookups. The campground sits close to the southern edge of Lake Champlain near historic Fort Ticonderoga. Campsites can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet in length and 18 feet in width. Facilities include warm showers and flush toilets. There is a fishing pond, a boat rental, and a kayak and canoe concessionaire. Fishing, hiking, and boating are among the favorite activities that visitors enjoy at Putnam Pond Campground.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: No
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $18-$23 per night

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What to Do at
Crown Point Campground

Inside Crown Point Campground

Crown Point Campground is a historic site with educational programs that excite children and adults alike. Hiking among the ruins of the fort at Crown Point is one of the favorite activities visitors enjoy, and the view of Lake Champlain is one of the most spectacular in the state. Tours are available of the lighthouse built in 1858 that sits on the eastern edge of the campground. A steamboat pier that once funneled supplies to the lighthouse and the campground is now a favorite fishing spot. Boating, kayaking, and canoeing make it easy to fish for the largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and lake trout that inhabit Lake Champlain. 

Outside Crown Point Campground

Crown Point Campground lies near several small communities that offer an incredible array of restaurants, shops, and attractions. Within these hamlets, visitors find diverse cuisines. Shops that supply the essentials for campers, as well as souvenirs, appear in every town. Local attractions are a mix of fun activities for adults and children.

Restaurants

Wind Chill Factory

When you are hungry for some traditional American treats, visit the Wind Chill Factory. Besides the pizzas, burgers, and hot dogs, this restaurant offers some of the best soft ice cream in New York. If you have a special event coming up, call in your order for an ice cream cake created and decorated at the restaurant to your specifications.

Type: American

Location: 794 NY Route 9-N, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Red Brick Cafe

When you are heading north on a road trip from your Crown Point Campground location, stop by the Red Brick Cafe for a tasty lunch or breakfast along with a hearty cup of coffee. The crepes and panini at this restaurant are exceptionally light, fluffy, and elegant. Sandwiches, salad mixes, and quiche round out their menu.

Type: American

Location: 1 Star Way, Port Henry, NY 12974

Emeralds II

Emeralds II offers a unique menu that focuses on seafood and pizza. Located in Ticonderoga, this restaurant is easy to find when staying at the Crown Point Campground. Emeralds II will satisfy any group's tastes with a fun mixture of items such as shrimp scampi and pepperoni pizza.

Type: Seafood, pizza

Location: 872 NY Route 9-N, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Shopping

Lonergan’s Antiques

Just outside Ticonderoga, NY sits Lonergan’s Antiques. The shop has been in business for over 60 years. Stop in to browse through the antiques. A barn is full of memorabilia like bottles, military items, old paintings, books, and more. A stop at this business is a visit steeped in history.

Location: 337 NY Route 9-N, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

The Country Florist and Gifts

When you come across one of those times when flowers or a gift are the only answer, visit The Country Florist and Gifts. Located in Ticonderoga, the shop is easy to get to from the campground. Call in your order, and the talented florists will create a unique design that says what you want it to say.

Location: 75 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Walmart Supercenter

When you are looking for a shopping location near Crown Point Campground that offers a wide variety of practical goods, visit the Walmart Supercenter in Ticonderoga. Like all Walmart supercenters, this store offers almost anything you will need to make your trip a success.

Location: 1134 Wicker Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Sightseeing

Square Eddy Expeditions

To take the family on a thrilling ride, drive 49 miles northeast to visit Square Eddy Expeditions. Run the whitewater with expert guides and handlers down the North Hudson River. Take the time to allow your family to do what early explorers did. This ride is an experience your kids will remember for a lifetime.

Location: 282 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853

Penfield Homestead Museum

For information on the history of the Crown Point area, visit the Penfield Homestead Museum. This is the place where you and your family can learn why the British built the fort at Crown Point. The museum is a gold mine of information on community developments over the centuries. Lists of names of those residents who fought and died in every American conflict from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War are kept here.

Location: 703 Creek Road, Crown Point, NY 12928

Appalachian Trail Adventures

Take a day trip across the Crown Point Bridge into Vermont and 77 miles north to visit Appalachian Trail Adventures. Through venues such as this, you and your family discover the same love that Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys found before the American Revolutionary War. Guides take you along the same trails that these courageous men and their families traveled.

Location: 78 Weathervane Drive, Killington, VT 05751

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How to Get to
Crown Point Campground

To approach the campground from Crown Point, take Lake Road just over two miles until you reach a fork in the road. Take the right fork to stay on Lake Road for just over another mile. Turn right onto New York Route 185 East (NY-185 E) and travel one mile to the campground entrance. 

To approach Crown Point from Albany, NY, take Interstate 87 North (I-87 N) for over 57 miles to Exit 22. Turn left onto New York Route 9 North (NY-9 N) and drive another 40 miles to Crown Point.

Entering Crown Point Campground

Day-use facilities are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Per person entry fee : $6

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