Lake George Picnic Islands & Parks

Looking to enjoy some quality time in beautiful Lake George NY? Plan a picnic on an island in Lake George! These day use islands offer a picturesque setting for a family picnic or adventurous outing on the lake during the warmer months. Reserve an island for day use, sit back and enjoy! Learn about each island by reading the information below.

In addition to these day use areas on the lake, there are private islands you can camp on!

Searching for parks and picnic spots off the water? There are many picturesque spots that are easy to get to in the Lake George area as well.

Picnic Island
Picnic Island
Bolton Landing, NY
Picnic Island as its name suggests is a small island for day use picnics.
docks with boats at the Rogers Memorial Park Beach
Rogers Memorial Park Beach
Bolton Landing, NY
Rogers Memorial Park Beach in Bolton Landing, NY is open to the public year round from 7:00am - 10:00pm, and during the summer, lifeguards are on duty from 9:00am-5:00pm. The park features a picnic pavilion, grills, tennis courts, and more.
Bring your chairs!
Speaker Heck
Lake George, NY
Speaker Heck is one of eight Lake George islands designated as picnic island for day use.
Black Mountain Point
Black Mountain Point
Bolton Landing, NY
About 2 miles north of Glen Island on the east side, you'll find Black Mountain Point which is also a great picnic spot; it's a little further north than Sarah and Hazel.
Sarah Island & Hazel Island
Sarah Island & Hazel Island
Bolton Landing, NY
North of Speaker Heck, you'll find Sarah Island and adjacent Hazel Island which are off of Paradise Bay and offer a more private picnic experience.
lifeguard chair and people on the sandy beach in lake george
Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach
Lake George, NY
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.
Diamond Island
Bolton Landing, NY
Diamond Island is a small picnic island on Lake George, it is the southern most island and closest to the village with 4 picnic areas with charcoal, grills, fireplaces and tables.
Shepard's Park Beach
Lake George, NY
In the heart of the village, behind the fountain and the outdoor stage, you will find the most popular "free" beach... Shepard's Park Beach.
the sandy beach at veteran's memorial park beach
Veteran's Memorial Park Beach
Bolton Landing, NY
Veteran's Memorial Park Beach is just a half mile north of Rogers Memorial Park Beach on Lake George. The public recreation area features a beach, a park pavilion, picnic tables and grills, and more.
Ushers Park has an intimate little beach, covered picnic area, long hill and public restrooms. There is a nice playground at the top of the ill as well.
Usher Park: Beach, Park, Playground, Picnic Area, Tennis & Public Restrooms
Lake George, NY
Just past Million Dollar Beach on Route 9L is Usher Park Beach in Lake George, NY. This public beach is quieter & ideal for parents with small children who are concerned with safety. It features a picnic area, tennis courts, playground & restrooms.
view of the Washington County Beach from the waters of Lake George
The Washington County Beach at Huletts Park
Huletts Landing, NY
The free Washington County Beach is in Huletts Landing, NY on the eastern shore of Lake George. It features a picnic area with grills, a basketball court, a tennis court, a canoe and small boat dock, and more.
Odell Day Use Island
Odell Day Use Island
Lake George, NY
Odell Day Use Island is located in the Narrows just north of Sabbath Day Point and has two sites that are ideal for a picnic complete with grill, fireplace and picnic table. Open 9am to 9pm
West Dollar Island
West Dollar Island
Lake George, NY
West Dollar Island is a day use island with docking and picnic areas. It is well known as a cliff jumping spot by area boaters and by East Dollar Island campers.
Warrensburg Fish Hatchery
Warrensburg, NY
Located off Hudson Street/Golf Course Road in Warrensburg, The Warrensburg Fish Hatchery is a great destination for families! Since the early 1900's the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery has been in operation and available to everyone for self-guided tours.

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