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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Spring 22-70 F
Summer 52-80 F
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. 

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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.

Crown Point Campground Per person entry fee : $6.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Crown Point Campground

What is the best time of year to visit Crown Point Campground?

Crown Point Campground is only open from May to October, so visiting any time between these months will be a good experience. The area's many historical sites are great to visit no matter the day.

What is the climate of Crown Point Campground?

The average temperature is cooler than you might expect, dropping to the teens at night during the winter and not usually rising above 80, even during the summer. Rainfall is slightly more common than elsewhere.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Crown Point Campground?

Birds of prey hunt throughout the park. These include ospreys, hawks, and even an occasional bald eagle. In fact, birdwatchers will have much to admire while hiking through the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Crown Point Campground?

Crown Point Campground has 63 RV sites, and they all have full hookups. They're all also a stone's throw from the man-made pond in which you can swim to your heart's content.

Are pets allowed at Crown Point Campground?

Dogs are allowed at Crown Point Campground, but you must show proof of a current rabies vaccine. Depending on the circumstances and whether or not they're free of equine diseases, you may also bring horses.