Boating LG

Whether you’re an experienced boater or taking a rental boat out for the first time, please take a few minutes to watch the above video for a primer on the laws of the lake.

Just like the roadways, there are rules to follow when boating on Lake George.

Boat Responsibly.

Taking the helm of a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel of a car while under the influence.

Boat Rentals

Interested in renting a boat? Click here for a listing of marinas and places to rent boats.

Lake George is home to a Freedom Boat Club franchise! You can join this club and use your membership in other locations.

Click here for fishing charters.

Just looking to take a ride on a boat? Click here for a listing of everything from steamship to private cruises.

Canoeing and Kayaking

If you’re bringing your own canoe or kayak to the region, there are many places you can launch. Please note that some of these do have a fee.

Here are the access sites:

Lake George

  • Lake Avenue, Lake George, NY 12845-Temporarily closed
  • State Launch on Northwest Bay, Route 9N (Lake Shore Drive) about 5 miles north of Bolton Landing
  • Dunham’s Bay Brook, Route 9L
  • Hearthstone Point Campground, 3298 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George, NY 12845
  • Hague Town Beach Park, 9060 Lake Shore Drive Hague, NY 12836
  • Roger’s Rock State Campground, 9894 Lake Shore Drive, Hague, NY 12836

Glen Lake

  • 290 Glen Lake Road, Queensbury, NY 12845

Luzerne Luzerne

  • Campground at Fourth Lake, 892 Lake Ave, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Hudson River

  • Boat Launch Drive, Lake Luzerne-Hadley, NY 12846
  • North River, Route 28
  • Riparius Bridge, Route 8
  • Glen Bridge, Route 28
  • Warren County Fish Hatchery, Echo Lake Road
  • Thurman Station Bridge, Route 148
  • Hudson River Recreation Area
  • 3/4 mile north of Lake Luzerne on River Road

Schroon River

  • Starbuckville Dam, County Road No. 53
  • South Horicon Bridge, Counrt Route 30
  • Below Middletown Bridge, East Schroon River Road
  • County Home Bridge, East Schroon River Road
  • River Street in Warrensburg, south side of river


To boat on Lake George you’ll need to register.

Click here to register online.

You may also register your boat at the Lake George Park Commission, located at 75 Fort George Road in Lake George. 

Please call ahead, but typically on the weekends, you can register your boat at:

Prices are as follows:


In an effort to stop the spread of invasive species into Lake George, all trailered vessels are required to be inspected prior to launching in Lake George.  This includes motorboats, personal watercraft, jet skies and sailboats. Canoes, kayaks, and other cartop watercraft are not subject to inspections. There is no fee for inspection or decontamination if necessary. Inspections are done on a first-come first-served basis and take between five and ten minutes to complete, depending on the size and condition of the boat.

Inspection stations:

Adirondacks Welcome Center: 
Located on I-87 (Between Exits 17 & 18), Queensbury NY

Million Dollar Beach Launch
139 Beach Road Lake George, NY 12845 | 518-832-8631

Dunham’s Bay Dock & Launch
2036 Bay Road Queensbury, NY 12804 | 518-793-2162

Hulett’s Landing Marina Inspection :
6068 Lakeside Way Huletts Landing, NY 12841 | 518-499-0801

Mossy Point Public Boat Launch
158 Black Point Ticonderoga, NY 12883 | 518-585-6724

Roger’s Rock Public Campground & Boat Launch
9894 Lakeshore Drive Hague, NY 12836 | 518-585-6168

Norowal Marina

21 Sagamore Road Bolton Landing, NY 12814 | 518-223-3095

Looking for a map that provides details on water depths, channels, obstructions, and navigation aids in Lake George? Click the image below.