Lake George Islands - Camping On Lake George

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.

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. 

Vicars Island
Explore Vicar's Island on Lake George. Enjoy Lake George camping at its best on Vicar's Island! Vicars is across from Snug Harbor Marina. So if you are in need of gas or want to pick someone up for the day, Snug Harbor Marina makes a nice stop.
Red Rock Bay
Just a bit further north of the Glen Island group & on the east side of Lake George is an area called Red Rock Bay, a beautiful area for camping, with 30 sites for cruisers only. Note: Campers must sleep on their boats as tents aren't allowed.
Hen and Chickens
Lake George, NY
Hen and Chickens Islands are located at the northwestern end of the Shelving Rock Area on Lake George.
Log Bay Island
Lake George, NY
Log Bay Island is a part of the Glen Island Group on Lake George and features 12 campsites with living/sleeping quarters.
Phantom Island
Lake George, NY
Phantom Island is a nice four campsite island just across the channel from Glen Island. Glen Island is where the ranger station and general store are located, so Phantom Island is close to the store but is not as secluded.
Gravelly Island
Lake George, NY
A two campsite island which is known as a dark island as its surrounded by trees. Despite its reputation, we found it to be somewhat sunny in the center of the island. Due to the trees, there is little visibility from the campsites to the lake.
Long Island Group
Lake George, NY
Go camping in Lake George NY! Long Island Group campsites in Lake George are perfect for boaters who love camping, and the views are spectacular. Learn more and see photos!
Gem Island
Gem Island is a nice private island on Lake George that is perfect for a small group of campers. Water depth: 3.5 feet. See photos and learn more about this little island!
East Dollar Island
Lake George, NY
A three campsite island next to West Dollar Island (which has great jumping rocks). Water Depth: 3-4 feet. All three sites have platforms.
Steere Island
Lake George, NY
A one campsite island near Vicars and Harbor Islands just south of Davis Bay. Flat with nice winds to help avoid bugs and flat but sunny. Max campers 4. No platform.
Phelps Island
Lake George, NY
Phelps Island on Lake George is sunny and a nice area to swim near.
Glen Island Group - Glen Island Store and Rangers Station
The Glen Island Group is just off of Bolton Landing and this ranger station is the closest one to Bolton Landing, NY. So if you are using a Bolton Landing Marina for launching your boat, the Glen Island Group is the best choice of islands for you.
Fox Island
Lake George, NY
Very close to Black Mountain Shore and north of Red Rock Bay and north of Sarah and Hazel Islands in Lake George, you'll find this lovely one campsite island! Water Depth: 2.5 feet with a ten platform.
Hermit Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Discover Hermit Island in Lake George NY! The one campsite island is perfect for a very small group.
Ranger Island
Lake George, NY
Ranger Island is a fabulous two-campsite island close to Bolton Landing, NY just south of Glen Island.
Little Harbor Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Looking for information on Little Harbor Island camping? View our guide about Little Harbor Island and its campsites!
Big Burnt Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Big Burnt Island on Lake George features a variety of campsites. While some are fairly private, others are great for small and large groups.
Bass Island
Bass is a fabulous one campsite island on the west side of Lake George with a tent platform, and ideal private island but book quickly as this one goes fast.
Fork Island
Lake George, NY
A 12 campsite island just north of Big Burnt Island. Water depth varies from 2.5 to 4 feet.
Duran Island
Duran Island on Lake George – is a great island because of its odd shape many campsites are on points and the campsites are all fairly large and private.
Commission Point
Just a little south of Red Rock Bay on the shoreline, you will find Commission Point, it is a great spot to picnic or get a day pass when the islands are all full.
Juanita Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Lake George, NY
Juanita Island is a small but peaceful camping island with breathtaking views of the lake. Perfect for camping with kids, a large group, or with your sweetheart! 6 reservable campsites available.
Gourd Island
One campsite island. Water Depth: 4 feet. There is a shore dock and tent platform. Windy site means great bug protection. Very sunny campsite. 2 people maximum on this island.
Commission Island
A two campsite island just south of Commission Point near Red Rock Bay. Large island with large sites. Water Depth: 2.5 feet.
Horicon Island
Horicon Island is a one campsite island bathed in morning sun. It's perfect for families.
Black Mountain Shore
Lake George, NY
On the east side of the lake at the foot of the tallest mountain on Lake George, you'll find some wonderful campsites. Campsites accessible by boat. Water depth: 2.5-4 feet.
Narrow Island Group and Ranger Station - aka
Bolton Landing, NY
The Narrow Island Group (not to be confused with the "Narrows" of the Glen Island Group) is in the central part of Lake George, north of the Glen Island Group. From I-87 take Exit 20 to Rt.149-Rte. 4-Rte.22-follow signs for Hullets Landing & Marina.
Burgess Island
Burgess Island is a five campsite island on Lake George in the Narrows close to Hulett's Landing. It is well known for it's jumping rocks. Docks are deep water docks with depths up to 6 feet.
Brush Island
Lake George, NY
Brush Island is the largest one campsite island on Lake George located just south of Big Burnt Island and to the east of Uncas. Water Depth: 3 feet.
Refuge Island
Lake George, NY
You will find this wonderful private one campsite island on the eastern shore south of Log Bay. It has a tent platform and the northern end of the island is mostly rock. There is good fishing off the island.
Sunny Island
Lake George, NY
Sunny Island is a nice one campsite island close to Mohican Island on Lake George with a shore dock and a platform, it's just northeast of Glen Island so it's ideal for someone who wants to pop over to Glen Island for ice cream treats and supplies.
Nobles Island
NY
Nobles Island is a three campsite island and each campsite is very private, #1 faces south and covers about half of the island. Located near Huletts Landing and Huletts Landing Marina on the east side of Lake George.
Perch Island
Perch Island is a small, private island at the southern end of the Glen Island Group on Lake George. There is a single campsite on the island, and we found out that it is perfect for couples or families that crave privacy!
Huckleberry Island aka Huck
Lake George, NY
Close to Log Bay, you'll find this wonderful sunny, three campsite island.
Little Gourd
Lake George, NY
Little Gourd Island is a single site island which is limited to 2 people. Water depth is 4 feet. Very sunny with no wind protection. Tent platform and shore dock are included.
Paradise Bay
Bolton Landing, NY
Paradise Bay is located on the eastern shore of Lake George, just north of Shelving Rock. Take a cruise and enjoy the beautiful views of the islands, shoreline and the Adirondack Mountains!
Sagamore Island
Sagamore Island is not where The Sagamore Resort is located. The Sagamore Resort is actually on Green Island. You'll find Sagamore the six-site, overnight state-owned camping island just a little north in the Mother Bunch.
Mohican Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Mohican Island is a small camping island on Lake George NY. There are great views and many different campsites. Learn more and see photos!
Uncas Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Explore Uncas Island... why stay at a hotel when an island site awaits! See photos and learn more about Uncas Island.
Turtle Island
Close to the western shores of Lake George and the Point of Tongue Mountain, you'll find a large 33 campsite island named Turtle Island. Some sites allow for boats with drafts up to 6 feet.
Log Bay on Lake George
Lake George, NY
Log Bay on the east side of Lake George is one of the most popular bays on the lake. The bay is a popular hang out for families and cruisers for overnight stays.
Phenita Island
Phenita Island is a one-campsite island in the southern area of the Narrow Island Group on Lake George. The island has a tent platform with a maximum capacity of four campers. It is located close to Duran Island and Little Burgess Island.
Agnes Island
Agnes Island is located near the north end of the Narrow Island Group on Lake George. Two of the campsites have tent platforms, and three do not. There is a single shore dock on Agnes Island for boats to use.

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