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Bulwagga Bay Beach and Campground, Port Henry (also called Port Henry Campground) and Bulwagga Bay RV Park and Campground

Beaches and Swimming Holes
Aerial view of Bulwagga Beach and Campground.

If driving south on Route 9N-22/Main Street in Port Henry, Bulwagga Drive intersects with Route 9N-22/Main Street just before the big sign that lists sightings of "Champ," the Lake Champlain monster. If driving north, Bulwagga Drive is the next right after the "Champ" sightings sign. If going south, Bulwagga Drive is just before the “Champ” sightings sign.

Suggested Further Reading:

Virginia Westbrook. Relishing Our Resources Along Lake Champlain in Essex County, New York (Crown Point, New York: Champlain Valley Heritage Network, 2001), 13 and 56.

Timothy P. Holmes [Holmes & Associates, Saranac Lake], Tommy L. Brown [Human Dimensions Research Unit, Cornell University], and Robert D. Espeseth [Regional Planner and Landscape Architect, Champaign IL]. Port Henry And Town of Moriah Campground Re-development Plan: A Strategic Plan for Increasing the Use, Enjoyment and Economic Return of the Two Publicly Owned Campground & Beach Facilities on Lake Champlain. Prepared for: The Village of Port Henry in conjunction with: The Town of Moriah, and Town of Moriah / Port Henry, Essex County Economic Development Zone, December 1, 1996, with funding made available through New York State Department of State, Waterfront Revitalization Program.


Bulwagga Bay Beach and Campground on Bulwagga Drive, one of two popular longstanding public beach/campground establishments on the Port Henry waterfront. It has operated since the 1930s. The other is Bulwagga Bay RV Park and Campground.

Cool fact and historical note: Tailings from nearby iron mines were used to add to the waterfront shoreline in this area, serving as fill for the Bulwagga Drive right-of-way, the beach, and campground.

Don't Miss This When Visiting

The Iron Center in Port Henry, the designated Lakes to Locks Heritage Center for Port Henry and the Town of Moriah, interprets the story of the local mining industry.

Van Slooten Marina offers boating opportunities and a full range of marina services.

The historic Port Henry railroad depot is also nearby.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

Town of Moriah


Season And Hours Open

Typically May to October. For a full schedule and information visit the Town's Website.