Boat Inspection & Decontamination Locations on Lake George
Editor's Note: As of April 18, 2020 marinas, boatyards, and marine manufacturers will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Boat inspections have been delayed to June 1, 2020. Please adhere to DEC and CDC guidelines on recreating outdoors safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
From May 1 - October 31, all trailered boats entering Lake George must first undergo an inspection at one of the seven regional stations around the lake. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that boats and trailers are not harboring invasive species. The main goal is to keep Lake George clean and in its high quality state for many generations.
The best way to protect Lake George is to prevent new invasive species from entering. This is possible by making sure boats, trailers and other equipment are cleaned, drained and dried before entering the water.
There are four main steps of what you need to do to help protect Lake George
- Before you leave home, make sure your boat is clean, drained and dry.
- Make sure you have a Lake George Park Commission boat registration sticker. They are available at forty vendors around the lake.
- Before you head to your favorite launch site, visit one of the inspection stations around Lake George.
- Get your boat inspected, and if needed, decontaminated at the inspection station for no cost.
Inspection stations are found throughout Lake George at the following locations:
- Million Dollar Beach Launch: 139 Beach Road, Lake George, NY
- Dunham's Bay Dock & Launch: 2036 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY
- Huletts Landing Marina: 6068 Lakeside Way, Huletts Landing, NY
- Norowal Marina: 21 Sagamore Road, Bolton Landing, NY
- Mossy Point Public Boat Launch: 158 Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, NY
- Rogers Rock Public Campground: 9894 Lakeshore Drive, Hague, NY
For the latest information on how and where to wash your boat, visit Lake George's boat inspection page.