The Ausable Point Day Use Area, which includes a large swimming beach and picnic pavilion, is now open to the public the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.
The adjoining campground remains closed as DEC continues repair work. DEC plans to have the campground at least partially opened by Friday, July 15.
The day use area, campground and access road were underwater for almost two months during the historic flooding of Lake Champlain. The waters and waters caused extensive erosion and other damage. The Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area and the adjacent Ausable Point Wildlife Management Area were inaccessible during this period. Once the water levels receded below flood stage, DEC staff began clean up and repair of flood damage on the road, the campground, beach and other facilities.
The fee to enter the day use area is only $8.00 per car.