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

When you tow your boat to the Lake George Area you need to get it on the lake. Local marinas make launching your boat fast and easy so you can get to boating, fishing, and swimming. Tow your boat to a public boat launch, back it down the ramp, and your boat is afloat. Most launches have helpful dock attendants available to make sure you don’t damage your boat or anything else during the process. On Lake George, boats must be screened for invasive species before they’re launched. Boats must be launched at state sites so this efficient 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

North River State Launch

Rt 28 to 13th Lake Rd to Beach Rd. Public launch, parking, cartop only. On Thirteenth Lake.

River St Launch Site on Schroon River

Exit 23, Rt 9, first bridge to Co Rt 14, launch is on South side of river. Public launch, parking, cartop only. On the Schroon River.

Thurman Station Bridge Launch Site

Exit 23, Rt No to Rt 418 bridge, 5 mi. Public launch, cartop only. On the Hudson River.

Feeder Canal

Beginning of historic 9 mile towpath trail and waterway at Feeder Dam/Overlook Park at Richardson Street and Haviland Avenue. Listed on New York State and National Register of Historic Places, National Recreation Trail system. A Path Through History attraction. Maintained by the Feeder Canal Alliance. Walk, bike, paddle, cross-country skiing, snowshoe, car-top launch, parking.

Fischer's Marina

Private launch, parking, gas, boat rental; motor boat, pontoon, complete service, emergency towing, dock space rental, pump-out station. LGPC reg decal . Winter storage, grocery. On Lake George.

Warren County Fish Hatchery

The property consists of 38 acres along the Hudson River located in the Town of Warrensburg.  Aside from the Hatchery, these grounds offer two sheltered picnic areas with rest rooms, a children’s play area and canoe access site, as well as a large open area for other activities.

State Launch off Garnet Lake Rd

Rt 28 to Rt 8 to Garnet Lake Rd. Public launch, parking, cartop only. On Garnet Lake.

Warren County Nature Trail & Nordic Ski System

Easy-to-expert hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails on the banks of the Hudson River.

Boardwalk Marina

Gas, dock space rental, pump-out station. Restaurant by dock. On Lake George.

Veterans Memorial Park

Swim in the sun on Lake George at Veterans Memorial Park! Have fun in the sun at Veterans Memorial Park, a public park in the heart of Bolton Landing. Swim in the shallow swimming area or lounge on the sandy beach. Play basketball, hang on the docks, and enjoy picnic tables & grills, a playground, and a pavilion. The beach is open daily throughout the summer with lifeguards present.

Loon Lake Town Beach

Loon Lake Town Beach is a well-maintained, recently-renovated sand beach with a small swimming area. The shallow and deep zones are marked and a raft floats in the deep section. There are also benches, a grassy picnic area, and small boat launch for non-motorized vessels. This public beach is perfect for swimming, fishing, and paddling with views of gorgeous mountains beyond Loon Lake.

Feeder Dam Boat Launch

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