These Adirondack lakes are ideal for boating. Luckily, launching your boat in the Lake George Area is a fast and easy process. This streamlined approach leads to one thing – you spending more time on the water.

Boating is a Summertime Tradition

We know you are itching to get on the lake when you tow your boat to the Lake George Area. Local marinas make launching your boat fast and easy so you can get to relaxing, fishing, and swimming in one of the cleanest lakes in the country. Most launches have helpful dock attendants available to make sure you don’t damage your boat or anything else during the launch process. To help keep Lake George clean, boats must be screened for invasive species before they’re launched. Boats must be launched at state sites so this efficient and critical check can take place. When the days of fun in the sun are over, cruise back to the launch and pull your boat. If you don’t have your own boat, no sweat. There are boat rental marinas all over the Lake George Area ready to get you on the water.

Boat Regulations

All vessels 18' or longer, or any vessel mechanically propelled by a motor 10 horsepower or greater, must register with the Lake George Park Commission and display a registration decal.

Registration may be purchased annually, for week, or a day at any of the vendors and marinas listed through the Lake George Park Commission.

For registration fees and a downloadable registration form: Boat Registration Information

For Lake George Boating Regulations: Special Navigation Rules

East River Drive State Boat Launch

Access the Hudson River from the town of Lake Luzerne! This public, hard-surface launch ramp is located on the Hudson River in the town of Lake Luzerne. This launch has ample parking for about 30 cars and trailers.

Loon Lake Marina

Loon Lake Marina

Loon Lake Marina offers everything you need for a day on the lake! Loon Lake Marina is the ideal place to rent a boat on Loon Lake, offering runabouts, pontoon boats, and deck boats that fit up to 12 people. They also rent motorized rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and standup paddle boards. Don't forget to add a tube to your rental!

Horicon Boat Launch

Horicon Boat Launch

Access Schroon Lake from the Horicon Boat Launch! The Horicon Boat Launch is a hard-surface ramp with ample parking. This launch is the best way to access southern Schroon Lake! This is the largest public boat launch on Schroon Lake. The launch has two large loading docks.  

Feeder Dam Boat Launch

Exit 18, 1/2 mi E, R on Richardson St, 1 mi to Hudson River launch. Parking, cartop only.

Dunham's Bay Marina

Dunham's Bay Marina

Launch your boat from Dunham's Bay Marina! Dunham's Bay is only minutes away from many of the hotels, resorts, campgrounds, and RV parks in the Lake George Area. We welcome all types of watercraft - canoes to jet skis to motor boats. We offer seasonal docks, seasonal launch passes as well as dry docking. Our rates are tailored to those on vacation.

Snug Harbor South

Rent a boat for your day on the water from Snug Harbor South! Snug Harbor South rents pontoon boats, sport decks, and bow riders that your entire family will love. Pontoon boats are 24 feet and sit 10 people. Sport decks range from 20 to 22 feet and sit 9-10 people. Bow riders range from 18 to 24 feet and sit 6 to 11 people. Each boat is comfortable and safe. A free single person tube and water skis come with each rental!

Million Dollar Beach Boat Launch

Million Dollar Beach Boat Launch

Access southern Lake George from the boat launch next to Million Dollar Beach! This Lake George boat launch, boat inspection station, and free boat wash station is located at Million Dollar Beach. It has a hard-surface ramp. Boats must be inspected for invasive species before being permitted to launch.

Beckley's Marina

Beckley's Marina

Experience Lake George the way it was meant to be at Beckley's Marina! Beckley's Marina is a great place to stop for gasoline, to launch your boat, or to grab supplies for your day on the lake! Fill up the gas tank and then head into our Ship Store for firewood, worms, snacks, ice, clothing, bug spray, suntan lotion, and more!

Wayside Beach

Wayside Beach

Spend an afternoon at this quaint beach on Lake Luzerne! Bring a picnic lunch and cooler to this quaint and quiet beach. The kids can swim while you launch your canoe, kayak, or small motor boat. This beach has a large parking lot and is absolutely free!

Brant Lake Public Boat Launch

Brant Lake Public Boat Launch

Access Brant Lake from this public boat launch! The Brant Lake Public Boat Launch is a free launch on Brant Lake. It is a hard-surface ramp with parking for about 11 vehicles and trailers. There is designated-accessible parking, an accessible privy, and a path to loading dock parking.

Boats by George

Boats By George on the Lake

Begin your boat day with a stop at Boats by George on the Lake! Boats by George offers a private launch, parking, gas, complete service, dock space rentals, and a pump-out station. Our ship store includes lakeside living apparel, boating accessories, and supplies. You can also try out a stand-up paddle board rental!

Castaway Marina

Castaway Marina

Join Castaway Marina at their marina or showroom for everything boating! Castaway Marina is a one-stop shop for complete care of your boat, year-round. At our Lake George Marina we offer expert servicing, trailer launching, dockage, storage, boat launching, an ethanol-free gas pump, a pump-out station, a ships store, and a pro shop.