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.
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.
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.
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:
To boat on Lake George you’ll need to register.
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:
- Beach Road Bait & Tackle 2239 Route 9; (518) 668-4040
- Dockside Landing Marine Center 47 Canada St.; (518) 668-4300
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.
Adirondacks Welcome Center: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday; 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Located on I-87 (Between Exits 17 & 18), Queensbury NY
Million Dollar Beach Launch : 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
139 Beach Road Lake George, NY 12845 | 518-832-8631
Dunham’s Bay Dock & Launch : 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2036 Bay Road Queensbury, NY 12804 | 518-793-2162
Hulett’s Landing Marina Inspection : Call for hours
6068 Lakeside Way Huletts Landing, NY 12841 | 518-499-0801
Mossy Point Public Boat Launch : 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
158 Black Point Ticonderoga, NY 12883 | 518-585-6724
Roger’s Rock Public Campground & Boat Launch : Closed until further notice
9894 Lakeshore Drive Hague, NY 12836 | 518-585-6168
Norowal Marina : 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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.