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.

The Lake George Park Commission has two more free boater education classes coming up this year:

 Date  Time  Location  How to register

June 17

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Lake George Association 2392 State Rt. 9N Lake George, NY

Register by calling 518-668-9347 Or 518-668-3558

July 10 & 11th

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Bolton Firehouse 5003 Lake Shore Dr. Bolton Landing, NY

Register by calling 518-668-9347

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

Lake George also is home to a Freedom Boat Club franchise!

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.


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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Through Friday.

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.

These are the current hours for inspection stations:

  • Lake George Inspection Station; Transfer Road Lake George, NY 12845 Open 8a-6p 
  • Million Dollar Beach Launch; 139 Beach Road, Lake George, NY 12845 Open 7a – 5p
  • Dunham’s Bay Dock & Launch; 2036 Bay Road Queensbury, NY 12845 Open 8a – 5p
  • 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 8a – 5p
  • Roger’s Rock Public Campground & Boat Launch; 9894 Lakeshore Drive Hague, NY 12836 Open 8a – 5p
  • Norowal Marina; 21 Sagamore Road Bolton Landing, NY 12836 Open 8a – 5p


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