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Peru, NY - 518-561-7080
Suz gave us this review on 08/17/07. Dates of Stay: June 2007. Will You Return? Yes. What did you camp in? Pop-up Trailer
What stood out? The beach, the river, the lake, the spacious sites, and the well maintained campground.
Owners and Staff: Ausable Point Campground is owned and staffed by New York State.
Camp landscaping and surroundings: A beautiful, small campground in upper New York State, with only 123 sites. Some along the Ausable River, and some along Lake Champlain, all well spaced, with lots of vegetation between sites, and all within easy walking distance to bathrooms and the shower house. The sandy beach is large and you'll think that you're along the ocean with the waves from Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains of Vermont are seen across the lake, and a short walk along the access road will bring you to the wildlife management area.
Good sites: Along the Ausable River the best sites are 92, 93, 96 & 98. And along the lake are 28, 33, 34, 35 & 49. Bad sites: None, really!
Campsite hookups: primitive tent, Campsite Descriptions: sunny and open, wooded, private, large and spacious, sandy bottom, grassy bottom, pine needle bottom, picnic table, fire ring, All camp sites have access to the large sandy beach, and the Ausable river.
Clean restrooms and showers? yes. Restrooms and showers need updating? no. free showers. Are restrooms accessible from all sites? yes. Additional comments on restrooms and showers: Very modern shower room, and clean toilet/wash rooms
lake, swimming, fishing, boating, boat rentals, docks or moorings, playground, ice cream, pets allowed, dumping station, Firewood available everyday in park.
What is nearby? restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, ocean or lake, nature trails. City of Plattsburgh is about 20 minutes north of entrance where campers can purchase anything that they may have forgot, or go for some off site entertainment. The State Park also offers day use facilities, with several large pavilions and another large beach.
Last comments: Campers will come here for lazy days on the beach, and the evenings around the campfires. Then there's fishing, wind surfing, bird watching at the wildlife management area, and bike riding. Canoer's and kayakers will enjoy exploring the meandering Ausable River that goes off in many directions, plus the numerous swamps and coves that line the nearby shores of the lake.
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