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.

Usher's Park: Beach, Park, Playground, Picnic Area, Tennis & Public Restrooms
Just past Million Dollar Beach on Route 9L is the little known Usher's Park Beach. This very safe, free beach is quieter & ideal for parents with small children who are concerned with safety. Has picnic area, tennis courts, playground & restroom.
Million Dollar Beach
Million Dollar Beach is the largest and most well-known beach in Lake George, offering lifeguards, showers, picnic areas and plenty of room to swim.
Speaker Heck
Speaker Heck is one of eight Lake George islands designated as picnic island for day use.
Sarah Island & Hazel Island
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.
Rogers Memorial Park Beach, Picnic Area, Tennis and Public Restrooms
Rogers Memorial Park Beach is open to the public from 7:00am - 10:00pm every day during the summer. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Shepard's Park Beach
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.
Diamond Island
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.
Picnic Island
Picnic Island as its name suggests is a small island for day use picnics.
Black Mountain Point
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.
Odell Day Use Island
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 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
Located off Hudson Street/Golf Course Road in Warrensburg, The Warrensburg Fish Hatchery is a great destination for families!