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Million Dollar Beach Lake George Village

A large, popular beach with volleyball, picnic tables and 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. It also features a state-run, public boat launch with a boat inspection station.

2023 Beach Hours & Access Info

Million Dollar Beach is open from May 27 through September 4 for 2023. The beach is typically open daily from 10am to 6pm. There's a lifeguard-monitored swimming area as well as on-site boat inspection station, boat washing station, and boat launch. There is now a fence surrounding the beach to prevent people from swimming when there is no lifeguard on duty.

Use of the beach is free. Parking costs $10/car, $5/motorcycle, and $50/bus.

The boat launch adjacent to the beach area is open and there are designated parking spaces for the launch. Due to the popularity of the spot, these spaces fill up quickly.

For more info or the latest updates on Million Dollar Beach call the number listed above or visit:

Learn About Million Dollar Beach 

Million Dollar Beach is the largest and most popular beach in Lake George. 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.

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

Boat Launch and Public Boat Inspection & Washing Station:

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 opens at 6:00am and is available for use throughout the boating season from ice out to ice formation. Boat inspections and boat washing are free of charge.

Upcoming Events

Million Dollar Beach Volleyball Tournament
Million Dollar Beach  Lake GeorgeNY  12845

Read Reviews

15 reviews from our community

Who authorized the $10 launch fee for use of a State launch ramp? I've been on Lake Champlain, Sacandaga many state launch ramps.... never charged to launch.... what makes Lake George different?

I went to the million dollar beach to use the bathroom since I’m in a wheelchair the handicap stall looks like it’s regular Which I could not use because my wheelchair chair is too big for

We will never return to Lake George’s Million Dollar Beach. This is not the place for you if you would like a nice relaxing day at the beach. I, an adult, was not allowed to walk the shoreline without the lifeguard overreacting with yelling and whistle blowing. Very unpleasant experience with an average view.

Best public launch ever been to! The staff are awesome!

I think the million dollar boat launch is fabulous the guys at the inspection station are great and it’s perfect launching. Some of the boaters have no clue to launch or put on trailer but other then that it’s fabulous

First of all the people leaving poor reviews based off of reading someone else's poor review when they have never even visited LG is comical. Lake George does the best it can at that boat launch. Yes it is busy but get there early like all of us that make it out on the lake do! If you show up at 11am on a 85 degree Saturday in July you are not getting in. There are already too many boaters on LG and if they didn't limit or control the amount like they do it would be worse and extremely dangerous and if you are not happy with the $10 launch you can go to one of the Marinas that charge $50+.

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