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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
County & Town: Essex and Warren Counties, various towns


Rogers Rock Campground - Within DEC campground. On Route 9N, three 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, four 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 are two launch lanes, 54 car and trailer parking spaces, and an additional 400 passenger vehicle spaces. A fee is required for access from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Hours of operation are 6am to 8pm.

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.

For more information on these launches including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Warren County page and the Boat Launch Sites for Essex County page.

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 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:


Fishing Regulations:

Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

Fisheries Management:

Lake George is stocked annually with landlocked salmon.

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