Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach

A large, popular state-run beach with a boat launch.
Beach Road Lake George, NY 12845


Overview

Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach is a popular area beach with lifeguards, showers, picnic areas with grills, lots of room to swim, and parking for 200 cars. It also features a state-run, public boat launch with a boat inspection station.

Million Dollar Beach is the largest and most popular beach in Lake George. It is state-run, clean, and family friendly.

The beach features picnicking, swimming, a volleyball court, showers and changing rooms, and lifeguards on duty. The picnic tables and grills by the beach are available on a first come first served basis.

There is also a public boat launch which includes a boat inspection/boat wash station, to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Access:

From May 27 through Labor Day, the public will have access to the beach from 8:00am-8:00pm daily to relax, picnic, and hang out on the sand. You may not enter the water if lifeguards are not on duty.

Swimming will be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-6:00pm from May 27 through June 11 when lifeguards are on duty. From June 17 through Labor Day, swimming will be permitted daily from 9:00am-7:00pm when lifeguards are on duty.

Use of the beach and public picnic area is free, and there is a $10 vehicle parking fee.

Rules of the Beach:

  • Swimming is prohibited unless lifeguards are on duty
  • Swimming is allowed in designated areas only
  • Swimming is prohibited at the approach and during thunderstorms
  • No glass
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking
  • No pets

Upcoming Events

Aug
5
Sat
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Million Dollar Beach, Lake George, NY

Read Reviews

6 reviews from our community

Drove 40 miles to the lake last week to be told to come back saturday, come back a week later to be told the waters unsafe. Half way through the summer and the lake isent even open yet or tested grate job lake gorge

No swimming at the Million Dollar Beach this past weekend (Jun. 9-10-11) due to Ecoli found in the water. I heard it is because of the feces left by the Canadian Geese. Instead of our Governor spending MILLIONS on those ridiculous oversized distracting signs, he should have spent the money on rounding up the geese and giving them back to Canada. Considering it was one of his predessor's administration who bought them from Canada and never bothered to find out of they were migrating geese..... they weren't. Mr Cuomo all your rich downstate friends will be coming north on weekends and for summer Vacations... you better get those geese away from Lake George and the beaches or you will bankrupt the upstate counties that depend on the summer for their income,

Tried to launch our boat from the public launch. We we're told that we could launch, but not park. The beach parking was only 1/2 full and the overflow wasn't open at all. This makes it very difficult for locals to use the lake. We were there in the morning but apparently they were "full" by 7:30....yet people were still launching. Not sure if they just went early and parked or what was going on. Lots of out of state plates.

Beach closed for coliform bacteria . 4 days of beach vacation ruined.

We were really disappointed by staff and rules from this beach. We arrived at 2pm and gave a snack our 4 kids. By the time we arrive in the changing room there was an announcement saying that we should leave the beach for at least 30 min. as there were lightning (good point they take care of people security). We decided to leave and requested a refund for the parking and the staff directed us to the office for 'refund'... where there is no refund. We did not put our feet in the sand. 10$ for nothing... This was not really kind and customer friendly.

beach has great potential with proper management. By the looks of it the employes do the bare minimum. There's weeds growing all over, leaves and debris scattered throughout the beach and in missolanious spots. Someone needs to take the initiative to make this a great beach instead of average to poor beach. Don't be afraid of a little work pull some weeds, rake some leaves pretty simple.


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