Crown Point Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Overlooking Vermont’s Chimney Point State Park and steeped in colonial history, Crown Point has been declared a National Historic Landmark by the secretary of the interior and remains one of the most pleasant camping areas in New York. The 66 campsites here share space with the ruins of an old fort and a lighthouse that recently celebrated its 100th birthday and offer fairly soft, grassy plots with easy access to two comfort stations that both include showers. Sites 4–6, 11–22, 27–32, and 48 (a lean-to) all border the shores of Lake Champlain, enabling easy entry for kayakers and canoeists. Swimming at Crown Point is not permitted so fish for northern pike, bullhead, yellow perch, brown trout, and lake trout off the pier instead. Acquired by the state in 1910, Crown Point State Historic Site on the other side of Bridge Road held strategic importance during both the French and Indian War (1754–1763) and the American Revolution. A small museum as well as the ruins of Fort St. Frederic can be visited for a fee between mid-May and the end of October."