You can camp on 44 of the islands on Lake George! See map. The camping islands have a total of 387 shoreline campsites, as well as 116 picnic/day use sites on 8 islands. Picnic sites have grills, fireplaces & picnic tables. Nine have picnic shelters which you can reserve for a larger picnic or party. You need to reserve the islands for day use or for camping, and there are some rules and restrictions. Cost to rent an island campsite is $28 per night (out of state residents surcharge additional $5 per night).
There are three main clusters of islands available for camping on Lake George. Grouped by their locations on the lake, the groups are: Long Island Group, Glen Island Group and Narrow Island Group. All camping islands are state-owned. Some islands are very large, offering 90 campsites and having resident deer, while others are very small and private, big enough for only two or three campsites. All islands are equipped with at least one toilet facility, fireplace and picnic table. Please Note: We recommend you buy local firewood as the DEC bans bringing wood into New York unless it has been treated to eliminate pests.
Set out on a Lake George camping adventure! Reserve one of the private islands on Lake George! Discover even more information about island camping on Lake George, including descriptions and photos of island sites in the listing below.
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