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

Glen Lake Canoe Launch

Paddle Glen Lake from this free canoe launch! The Glen Lake Canoe Launch is a public launch located in Queensbury on Glen Lake. This free launch is for car-top boats only -- no motorized boats! There is no swimming and no trailers allowed at this launch. Fishing is allowed. The parking lot fits about 10 cars. Dogs must be leashed. A portable restroom and picnic tables are available.

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!

Warren County Nature Trail & Nordic Ski System

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

Loon Lake Public Beach

Cool off in Loon Lake at the public 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.

Snug Harbor South

Rent a boat for your day on the water from Snug Harbor South! Snug Harbor South rents pontoon boats, deck boats, and bowriders that your entire family will love. Pontoon boats are 24 feet and sit 10 people. Deck boats range from 20 to 22 feet and sit 9-10 people. Bowriders range from 18 to 24 feet and sit 6 to 11 people. Each boat is comfortable and safe. Snug Harbor South also rents kneeboards, wakeboards, and two-person tubes for a small fee.

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.

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.

Lake Avenue Park

Hideaway on the beach at Lake Avenue Park! Lake Avenue Park includes a small, hidden public beach on Lake George. Visitors to the park can swim and take advantage of a boat launch for cartop, non-motorized vessels. The beach includes a children's wading area, benches, interpretive plantings, and on-site parking.

County Home Bridge Boat Launch

Access the Schroon River from Diamond Point! This cartop public boat launch is located at the County Home Bridge in Diamond Point, providing access to the Schroon River. Parking is available. The launch itself is on the south side of the bridge.

Garnet Lake Boat Launch

Paddle Garnet Lake from this boat launch! This free public launch on Garnet Lake is for cartop boats only. This is a hand launch with parking for about five cars.  

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!

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.