The water temperature in Lake George is measuring in the 60s.

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
  • 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

Registrations

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

Click here to register online and have your decal mailed to you.

You may also register your boat at the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce office, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Through Friday.

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:

Inspections

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.

These are the current hours for inspection stations:

  • Lake George Inspection Station; Transfer Road Lake George, NY 12845 Closed for the season 
  • Million Dollar Beach Launch; 139 Beach Road, Lake George, NY 12845 Open 6a – 7p
  • Dunham’s Bay Dock & Launch; 2036 Bay Road Queensbury, NY 12845 Open 8a – 7p
  • Hulett’s Landing Marina Inspection; 6068 Lakeside Way Huletts Landing, NY 12841 Call for hours
  • Mossy Point Public Boat Launch; 158 Black Point Road Ticonderoga, NY 12883 Open 7a – 8p
  • Roger’s Rock Public Campground & Boat Launch; 9894 Lakeshore Drive Hague, NY 12836 Open 8a – 7p
  • Norowal Marina; 21 Sagamore Road Bolton Landing, NY 12814 Open 8a – 6p

 

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