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Lake George

Physical Features:

Elevation: 320 feet
Area: 28,451 acres
Shoreline Length: 82 miles
Length: ~32 miles
Max Depth: 187 feet
Max Width: ~3 miles
Thermocline: ~26 feet
Town: Various


Rogers Rock Campground - Within DEC campground. On Route 9N, 3 miles north of the Hamlet of Hague on right. Hard Surface ramp. A day use fee is charged during peak season. The launch is open year round. Parking for 24 cars and trailers.

Northwest Bay Brook- A DEC hand launch located on Route 9N, 4 miles north of the Village of Bolton Landing. Parking for 15 cars.

Million Dollar Beach- A DEC launch off Beach Road in the Village of Lake George. There is an underpass with 7 foot clearance. Hard surface ramp. Closed week before Memorial Day until the week after Labor Day. Parking for 200 cars and trailers.

Hague Town Beach - Operated by the Town of Hague. Hard surface ramp. A fee/permit is required. Parking for 15 cars.

Mossy Point - DEC launch off Black Point Road, 2 miles north of the Village of Ticonderoga on east shore of Lake George. Hard surface ramp. Pumpout available. Parking is for 100 cars and trailers. Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Lake George Park Commission:

Regulations require the registration of all watercraft via day use or seasonal permit. All vessels 18 feet or longer, or any vessel mechanically propelled by a motor 10 h.p. or greater, must register.

Fish Species:

Man holding a largemouth bass from Lake George
Largemouth bass from Lake George

Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smelt and Black Crappie.


Lake George is stocked annually with landlocked salmon and has an excellent naturally reproducing population of lake trout. Brook trout can also be found at the mouth of many of the lakes tributaries. Lake George also ranks among the top five bass fishing destinations in New York State. Many ice anglers target the abundant schools of yellow perch and black crappie that can be found in many small shoreline bays.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted in Lake George.

Fishing Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)