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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


Overview

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.

2021 Beach Hours & Access Info

Million Dollar Beach is open from May 29 through September 6 for 2021. 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: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113215.html

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.

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13 reviews from our community

First of all....to 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+.

Disappointment is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about my experience at Million dollar beach. My family and I did not see a sign that was posted to not walk on the rocks( our bad) we were approached by a lifeguard who they called coach and he told us that we could not do that, we apologized and he proceeded to tell us that he can see where in our small little worlds it makes sense to wall through the rocks. Not sure if he meant in our small world of being women or our small world of being minorities, but his next comment made it pretty clear, He finished off his very condescending and arrogant rant with Comprende?? I was delighted to see a place with so many ethnicities and so many different people come together and enjoy the 4 th of July, As a tourist area where people from all over the world come to enjoy the Adirondacks I find it hard to believe that an employee thinks it is ok to speak to someone that way. In very poor taste MILLION DOLLAR BEACH. Your employee represents YOU!

hearing all this is not making me want to experience this beach

The beach is beautiful but the staff is rude, judgemental and on top of already being put off by the place before stepping onto the beach, our stepdaughter was not allowed in the water with her arm floaties which she needs. This is nowhere in the beach rules. We won't be back any time soon. There are other beaches.

You need to rename it to Billion Dollar Beach. Why is there still E Coli in the water and on the beach. Figure it out already! It’s closed more than it’s open. Geez!

You need to rename it to Billion Dollar Beach. Why is there still E Coli in the water and on the beach. Figure it out already! It’s closed more than it’s open. Geez!


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