Crown Point Public Campground is located at 784 Bridge Road, Crown Point, NY 12928. This campground is located on the southern edge of the 281,600 acre Lake Champlain and right on the New York / Vermont border. Crown Point rests over battlefields and fort locations dating back to 1775, remnants of the old forts can still be seen. In the campground you will also find a beautiful lighthouse and fishing pier, both seem to be the main draw of the campground. A boat launch ramp is also located inside the campground so, if boating is your thing, this is a great place to stay. The rate to camp here is $17 a nite and reservations can be made through reserve america.
The Crown Point website shows many sites that you would think to be waterside or lake front camping, but only few sites even have water front views. Sites 1-10 are they only sites with a clear view to the water but a fence (and a steep hill) block access to the water from your site.
The other sites that look like they might be on the water are not and the view is blocked by heavy tree cover. Most of the sites here seem better suited for RVs and campers more so than tents. Most sites have water close by and no other hookups, The do have a waste dump station on the grounds. If you seek seclusion from other campers this might not be the place for you. The whole campground is essentially a field with enough trees to create mostly shaded sites, but you will have a full view of your neighbors site. The lean-to site, site 48 is the only site that offers true privacy. All sites are full grass with fireplaces and picnic tables. Sites 27-32 are very close together and I would rate them the worst sites in the campground, also 55-59 are very close to the main road (Bridge RD.) that sees a good amount of traffic. Sites 42-47
are the best group of sites in Crown Point in my opinion.
Bathrooms can make or break a campground and Crown Point didn’t excel nor fail here. They had bathrooms with hot water and they were clean enough. Nothing spectacular and nothing gross either. The showers near the check in station seemed to have a lower water pressure than the other shower but was usable.
Shopping for food and supplies can requie a bit of travel withing 10 min you have a great general store that has most things and a bait shop that seems well stocked, but it is a
20-30 min windy road drive to a grocery store, Super Walmart in Ticonderoga, NY
Conclusion: If you want a relaxing campground where you can fish, boat, and explore history this is a great place. If these things don’t interest you or you want a private site you might want to look elsewhere. I would stay here again if I had a reason to be in the area buy would not go out of my way to stay here…