Campground Rules & Regulations

Campground Rules      

CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: Checkout at 11:00am.  The site must be vacated by this time. A pre-approved late check-out may be available at $2 per hour with a maximum of 3 hours. Please check with office for approval.  Check in is 3:00pm.

GUESTS:  All guests must register at office.  Visiting hours are 10:00am to 10:00pm.

QUIET HOURS:  Sunday-Thursday, 10pm to 7am.  Friday and Saturday, 11pm to 7am

FIREWOOD: NO FIREWOOD FROM OUTSIDE CLINTON AND ESSEX COUNTIES!!! DO NOT CUT, DAMAGE, DESTROY, OR REMOVE ANY LIVING PLANTS, TREES, OR SHRUBS. Firewood is sold in the store.

Please be extremely careful with fires, cigarettes, and matches. Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings. Please do not move the fire rings and NEVER leave a fire unattended.

Click to read NYS DEC firewood regulation

FACILITIES:  Our store and recreation room hours are posted at each entrance.  Restrooms and showers are open 24 hours. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.  Laundry is located in the main building.

SWIMMING POOL:  Open 10am to 8:30pm for the sole use of registered campers and their PAID guests.  Please observe all rules and regulations posted and keep food, drinks, glass containers, floats, rafts, and swimming aids – including masks, snorkels, and fins – out of the pool area.  PLEASE ACCOMPANY AND STAY WITH ALL CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18.  Pool hours are subject to weather conditions.

SITE CARE: All campsites must be maintained in a neat and sanitary condition. State sanitation laws require that a bucket be placed under sink drains. Please empty all wastewater in dump station.  Dishes, food, or clothes must not be rinsed or washed at faucets.  Please use utility sink located in the laundry.  GARBAGE MUST BE DISPOSED OF AS PER RECYCLING AND POSTED RULES.  PLEASE bring garbage to dump stations.  There is no on-site pick up. Thank You!

Pet Policy:  Pets are welcome, with the exception of attack breeds.  All pets must be kept on a short leash.  Owners are required to pick up after their pets, assure their quietness and ensure they are always attended to.  Vaccination papers required.

VEHICLES:  Only one (1) camping unit and two cars are allowed per site.  A second small tent is permitted on your site if it is used exclusively for your children.  Any extra cars, boats, or trailers must be parked in designated areas.  The use of motor scooters, motor cycles, or motor bikes is not allowed in the campground area.  Washing of RV’s and vehicles in the campground is strictly prohibited.

GENERAL:  Pay phone and mail facilities are located at the main building.  Disorderly conduct, drunkenness, obscene language, firearms, and fireworks will not be allowed.  Parents are responsible for the actions and safety of their children.

BICYCLES:  Helmets are required in New York State for anyone under the age of 14 operating a bicycle.

LOCAL TV CHANNELS:  3 CBS, 5 NBC, 22 ABC, 33 PBS (VT), 44 FOX, 57 PBS (NY)

GENERATORS:  Operation of a generator is NOT permitted.

PICNIC TABLES:  Do not move picnic tables from assigned sites.

Cancellation Policy:

To guarantee your campsite, a deposit of at least half your stay will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation. Make your online reservations anytime, day or night, at https://ausablechasm.com/Accommodations/Campground.  You'll receive a confirmation email from the campground once you complete your reservation.  

Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your reservation, please call 1-518-834-9990 before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $15.95 cancellation fee.  Email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable.

*In the case of multiple sites booked, cancellation penalties apply to each site that is cancelled or changed. *

RV & Tent Sites: 3-day cancellation notice is required. Notify the Campground by 5 p.m. 3-days before your scheduled arrival.  *7-day notice required for holiday and special events*

Camping Cabins: 7-days cancellation notice required. Please notify the Campground 7-days before your scheduled arrival.  *14-day notice required for holiday and special events*

Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits.  Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture their deposit unless reservation is paid in full we will refund half the deposit unless it is a one night stay you will forfeiture the entire deposit. 

No refunds will be issued for early check out

Holidays may have special deposit and/or cancellation requirements.  Special conditions may apply during high-demand periods and special events.

All rates, specials and policies are subject to availability and may change without notice.