Frequently Asked Questions about Lake George Boating

Boating is one of the most popular summer activities in Lake George, but if you have questions, you're certainly not alone! Below are some of the most common questions about boating along with our answers.

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Where can I launch my boat on Lake George?

There are many public and private boat launches available for you to use. Check out a full list, and decide which one is right for you!

Do I need to register my boat?

If your boat is 18' or larger, or propelled by a motor that is 10 horsepower or greater, you do need to register it. You can do so online.

Where can I rent a boat?

There are many marinas and boating centers on the lake that can set you up with the specific type of boat you're looking for. See a directory here »

Are boat inspections in Lake George a requirement, and where do I get my boat inspected?

As part of the initiative to prevent aquatic invasive species from entering the lake, it is now a requirement that you get your boat inspected before launching.

There are six stations located throughout Lake George where you can get your boat inspected and decontaminated.

Are there emergency towing services on Lake George?

Whenever we've needed towing, we've called the closest marina for assistance. The Lake George Park Commission runs the marine patrol.

Where can I find Lake George boating regulations?

Here is a full set of regulations for boating on Lake George. Be sure to exercise caution on the water, as there are an abundance of small motorized and non-motorized vessels.

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