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Closest International airport: Plattsburgh International Airport other options include Albany International (NY), Burlington International(VT)

This race is part of an event called SummerFest, which also features the Bassmaster Elite Tour and ESPN will be onsite filming.

Aside from our normal race schedule, here are the day’s activities on site:

12-4 is the Bassmaster Outdoor Expo

4:00pm begins the Bassmaster weigh in, 51 Boats will be brought in by truck and trailer for official weigh in on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. This is a $100,000 prize competition and only open to the top US Pros.

Parking will be on a first come first serve basis, once the grass pit area fills, overflow will be in the paved parking areas on the other side of the Crete Civic Center.

We will have Hall Communications doing a live broadcast 2-4 on Saturday in our area.

There will be food vendors and restrooms on site

There is no formal boat launch, beach carts and ATVs will be necessary. As always there will be lots of people on site to assist. A site map will be coming soon from the organizer.

There is no on site camping, neighboring campgrounds sold out immediately, however we have heard a few have opened up additional camping.

Hotel/Lodging/Camping Deals:

10% off a Minimum 3 Night Stay, up to $20

Plattsburgh RV Park 7182 U.S. 9 Plattsburgh, NY 12901 518.563.3915  

2017 anglers and jet skiers present this coupon at the Plattsburgh RV Park and receieve 10% off your site rental with a minimum three night stay, up to $20 per party.  Not valid on cabin rentals or extra daily charges.

Download Coupon Here



15% off Regular Room Rates

La Quinta Inn and Suites 16 Plaza Blvd. Plattsburgh, NY 12901 518.562.4000   dial 5 to get directly to local office

Ask for the Adirondack Coast fisherman’s special when making reservations. 

There are other hotels in the area, however this is a very big event and we would not delay in booking!


Best Western Plus Plattsburgh
446 NY-3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518.561.7750 ext. 9

$99.99 a night for a standard double room.  Must call the front desk and mention East Coast Watercross to receive discount.