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Lake George Beach Day Use Area

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Location of Lake George Beach in NY State
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Check out the virtual tour for this facility!(leaves DEC's website)

Please be advised that pets are prohibited at all DEC day use areas.

This popular swimming area is located on the southern shore of Lake George. Also known as "Million Dollar Beach", it is within walking distance of the village of Lake George and DEC's Lake George Battleground Campground and Lake George Battlefield Day Use Area.

The entrance road and parking lots are paved with porous asphalt and modern stormwater management infrastructure to protect Lake George's water quality by decreasing the amount of sedimentation, and the pollutants attached to them, from entering the lake. The porous asphalt requires less salt and sand to keep the road safe during winter weather and significantly decreases the frequency and depth of flooding of the road and parking lots.


Lake George Beach aka Million Dollar Beach

Changing rooms, restrooms, and showers (available in the beach house), volleyball court on the beach, picnic tables, grills by the beach, a large swimming beach.

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Designated swimming areas are available at some DEC facilities. Based on staffing, some of these facilities may have limited swimming hours/days. For the safety of our customers, swimming will only be permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. Beach hours will be posted at facilities with swimming. To inquire, please contact the facility directly.



Picnic tables and grills are located by the beach and near the beach house and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.



Mist over Lake George

A public boat inspection station, boat wash and launch are located adjacent to the beach area.

The boat launch is open throughout the boating season from ice our to ice formation.

Boat inspection and boat wash are free of charge and are encouraged to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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General information on fishing includes fishing tips with links to seasons, rules & regulations. You can ensure of continued good fishing opportunities in the future by fishing responsibly. If you have never been fishing but want to try, it's easy to learn how to fish.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety


Get driving directions from Google Maps (leaves DEC website)

Planning and Management

The Amendment to the 1981 Lake George Beach and Battlefield Park Unit Management Plan (UMP) (PDF) proposes the construction of a new office building to be used as administrative offices for the New York State Lake George Park Commission and visitors interpretive center in the Lake George Battlefield Park on Fort George Road in the Town of Lake George, Warren County.

For more information regarding the UMP for this facility please contact the Bureau of Recreation, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY12233, Telephone 518 457-2500, and email for campground information.

Nearby State Lands

Lake George Battlefield Day Use Area

Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway Day Use Area

Lake George Battleground Campground

Lake George Islands Campgrounds & Day Use Areas

Hearthstone Point Campground & Day Use Area

Luzerne Campground & Day Use Area

Lake George Wild Forest

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Area Attractions

Gas, food, supplies, lodging and dining are all available in the village of Lake George. Visit the Lake George Area (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions, and amenities in this area.