Webcam Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a natural freshwater lake located in North America, primarily in the United States and partially in Canada. Here are some key details about Lake Champlain:

  1. Geography: Lake Champlain is situated in the northeastern part of North America, bordered by the states of Vermont and New York in the United States, and the province of Quebec in Canada. The lake is relatively narrow and stretches approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) from its northernmost point to its southernmost tip.
  2. Size and Depth: Lake Champlain is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in the United States, with a surface area of about 490 square miles (1,269 square kilometers). Its maximum depth is around 400 feet (122 meters).
  3. Formation and History: The lake was formed as a result of glacial activity during the last Ice Age. It played a significant role in early American history, serving as a transportation route for Native American tribes and European settlers. The lake area witnessed various military activities during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
  4. Islands: Lake Champlain is dotted with numerous islands, both large and small. Some of the notable islands include Grand Isle, North Hero, and South Hero. These islands contribute to the scenic beauty of the region.
  5. Recreation: The lake is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and offers various recreational activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking. The surrounding areas feature state parks and natural reserves, providing opportunities for camping and enjoying the diverse wildlife.
  6. Champlain Valley: The Champlain Valley, the region surrounding the lake, is known for its agricultural activities, historic sites, and picturesque landscapes. Cities such as Burlington in Vermont and Plattsburgh in New York are located along the shores of Lake Champlain.
  7. Wildlife: Lake Champlain supports a rich biodiversity, both in the lake and its surrounding habitats. The lake is home to various fish species, including bass, trout, and perch. Birdwatchers can observe a variety of bird species, and the lake area is also inhabited by other wildlife such as beavers and deer.
  8. Transportation: Ferries operate across the lake, providing transportation between different points on the Vermont and New York sides. Additionally, the Lake Champlain Bridge connects Crown Point, New York, with Chimney Point, Vermont.

Lake Champlain is not only a significant natural feature but also holds historical and cultural importance in the development of the United States. Its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities attract visitors throughout the year.


This underwater live stream comes to you from ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, a science museum situated by Lake Champlain, Burlington waterfront in the U.S. state of Vermont.
The webcam shows you a fish tank of aquatic non-native and invasive species found at Lake Lake Champlain, now at ECHO. Lake Champlain has fifty identified non-species, the majority introduced by people. Some of the fish you may see are the Koi carp, Tench, the Goldfish, the European rudd and the White Perch.
Lake Champlain is a natural freshwater lake mainly between the states of Vermont and New York, and stretching to Quebec province, in Canada.
The building of ECHO has the first certification LEED – (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in Vermont, being an important non-profit organization caring for Lake Champlain that faces many environmental challenges.