Ausable Point Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Just across Dead Creek, alongside the North Branch of the Ausable River, Ausable Point is an ideal spot for enjoying Lake Champlain, the massive freshwater body French explorer Samuel de Champlain discovered in 1609. Campsites, which vary in size, tend to be close together, and the campground’s popularity as a day-use area also affects the level of peace and tranquility you’re likely to find here. That said, many of the flat, sandy sites have pleasant views of the lake, and the chances of spotting an osprey or multiple cormorants is better than average. With six comfort stations scattered across the small peninsula, a toilet is never much of a walk, while a newish bathhouse with locking shower rooms and multiple power outlets also means campers don’t have to rough it at Ausable Point. In addition to swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing, this spot is popular among anglers who crisscross the 490-square-mile lake in hopes of catching smelt, northern pike, bass, trout, salmon, bullhead perch, walleyes, crappie, and bluegill."