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Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach

A large, popular state-run beach with a boat launch.
Beach Road Lake George, NY 12845


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.

Learn About Million Dollar Beach

Million Dollar Beach is the largest and most popular beach in Lake George Village. It is state-run, clean, and family friendly. The beach features picnicking, swimming, a volleyball court, showers and changing rooms, and lifeguards on duty. The picnic tables and grills by the beach are available on a first come first served basis.

There is also a public boat launch which includes a boat inspection/boat wash station, to prevent the spread of invasive species.

2018 Dates & Access Info

From May 26 through September 3, 2018, the public will have access to the site from 8:00am-8:00pm daily to relax, picnic, and hang out on the sand. You may only swim if lifeguards are on duty.

Lifeguards are scheduled to be on duty on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am-6:00pm, from May 26 through June 10, 2018. Then, lifeguards will be on duty daily from 9:00am-7:00pm starting June 16, 2018 through the end of the season.

Use of the beach and public picnic area are free. Parking costs $10/car, $5/motorcycle, and $50/bus.

Rules of the Beach:

  • Swimming is prohibited unless lifeguards are on duty
  • Swimming is allowed in designated areas only
  • Swimming is prohibited at the approach and during thunderstorms
  • No glass
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking
  • No pets

Boating Info:

At Million Dollar Beach, a public boat inspection station, boat washing station, and boat launch are located adjacent to the beach area. The boat launch is open throughout the boating season from ice out to ice formation. Boat inspections and boat washing are free of charge.

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6 reviews from our community

What a great place to burn picnic tables and make new friends all this because the water can not be swim in this million dollar sess_pool. The only eye catching thing her are the changing of the leaves and I am wondering if they are even real. Save your money go some where outside of anew York State Please!

Drove 40 miles to the lake last week to be told to come back saturday, come back a week later to be told the waters unsafe. Half way through the summer and the lake isent even open yet or tested grate job lake gorge

No swimming at the Million Dollar Beach this past weekend (Jun. 9-10-11) due to Ecoli found in the water. I heard it is because of the feces left by the Canadian Geese. Instead of our Governor spending MILLIONS on those ridiculous oversized distracting signs, he should have spent the money on rounding up the geese and giving them back to Canada. Considering it was one of his predessor's administration who bought them from Canada and never bothered to find out of they were migrating geese..... they weren't. Mr Cuomo all your rich downstate friends will be coming north on weekends and for summer Vacations... you better get those geese away from Lake George and the beaches or you will bankrupt the upstate counties that depend on the summer for their income,

Tried to launch our boat from the public launch. We we're told that we could launch, but not park. The beach parking was only 1/2 full and the overflow wasn't open at all. This makes it very difficult for locals to use the lake. We were there in the morning but apparently they were "full" by 7:30....yet people were still launching. Not sure if they just went early and parked or what was going on. Lots of out of state plates.

Beach closed for coliform bacteria . 4 days of beach vacation ruined.

We were really disappointed by staff and rules from this beach. We arrived at 2pm and gave a snack our 4 kids. By the time we arrive in the changing room there was an announcement saying that we should leave the beach for at least 30 min. as there were lightning (good point they take care of people security). We decided to leave and requested a refund for the parking and the staff directed us to the office for 'refund'... where there is no refund. We did not put our feet in the sand. 10$ for nothing... This was not really kind and customer friendly.

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