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

Starbuckville Dam Canoe Launch

Paddle the Schroon River from Starbuckville Damn Canoe Launch! This free public launch on the Schroon River is for car-top kayaks and canoes only. The parking lot has rooms for five cars, and there is a 500-foot carry from the lot to the boat launch.

Warren County Nature Trail & Nordic Ski System

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

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!

Bridge at Riparius Canoe Launch

Access the Hudson River in Chestertown below the bridge at Riparius This free public launch for canoes and kayaks is located below the bridge at Riparius on the Hudson River. It is for car-top boats only. This launch has parking for 11 cars and trailers.

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Learn about native fish at the Warren County Fish Hatchery! The Warren County Fish Hatchery consists of 38 acres along the Hudson River located in Warrensburg. The hatchery raises domestic brook trout, rainbow trout landlocked Atlantic salmon, and heritage brook trout. The fish raised here provide improved sport fishing throughout Warren County waters.

Hudson River Park

Enjoy the Hudson in Queensbury at Hudson River Park! Hudson River Park is a 44 acre park offering access to a six mile stretch of the Hudson River. It's perfect for all manner of water activities. The park has a boat launch, playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic shelter, two pickleball courts, restrooms, and more!

Northwest Bay Brook

Access Northwest Bay from this boat launch just north of Bolton Landing! Located just north of Bolton Landing, Northwest Bay Brook and wetlands can be explored by trail or canoe, starting from the car-top launch site. This is a hand-launch site which requires a short portage from the parking lot to the launch site. There is parking for about 15 cars.

Norowal Marina

Launch your boat in Bolton Landing at Norowal Marina! Norowal Marina provides boat launch services for Lake George’s southern basin, the Narrows island chain. Norowal has a large launch ramp, seasonal docking space for over 40 boats, seven short-term docking spaces, over three acres of parking, dry summer storage, and extensive off-season storage space, all at competitive pricing.

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.

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!

Fischer's Marina

Rent a boat on the east side of Lake George from Fischer's Marina! Fischer's Marina is a full-service marina offering 19 foot, six passenger outboards, 22 to 25 foot pontoon boats that seat 13 to 15 passengers, or 10 passenger deck boats for rent. Rentals from Fischer's are for a minimum of three days. Don't forget to include a tube with your rental!

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.