There is a $6 day-use fee to go to the Champlain Lighthouse or use the pier.
The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse was originally constructed in 1858, and the surrounding land was acquired in 1910 by the New York State Conservation Department, predecessor to DEC.
In 1912, New York, Vermont and the Province of Quebec worked together to reconstruct the lighthouse as a monument to Samuel de Champlain, in recognition of the 300th anniversary of his explorations.
The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, the Crown Point Pier and the Toll Keepers House are eligible for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The entire Crown Point Reservation is also a National Historic Landmark.