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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.

2020 Beach Hours & Access Info

Million Dollar Beach is now open seven days a week. Hours are 10:00AM - 6:00PM each day. Capacity is limited to 500 people (50% of the normal capacity) and parking is restricted to 150 cars. You may only swim if lifeguards are 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.

Learn About Million Dollar Beach (Note That Not All Amenities Are Available Yet For 2020)

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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10 reviews from our community

I went there with my daughter and grandkids.i happen to have a service lady with short diry blonde hair gave mer a very hard time about my dog.she asked questions besides if i have a disability and does the dog do a service.she told me she had guideline and what she said my dog was. She kept telling me my dog wasnt a service dog and in cant run around the dog never leaves my side in case i i need her.this woman should realize not all disability are physcial. She finally let me in....but she cant tell me what my service dog is.thanks to my dog i didnt lose it on her and have an panic attack right then and there..when we were leaving she was giving people a hard time in the parking lot...i felt like she was the park nazi

I live in Lake George year around(for 30+years) about 7 miles from the lake. We have a 23 foot boat and absolutely love to be on the lake. The rate for docking your boat on Lake George is ridiculously high anywhere from $3,000. - $8,000 for our size of boat. We decided to launch every time we go out instead of docking. You can't pass up the $10.00 fee to launch at Million Dollar Beach. BUT what a HASSLE it is!!! Why was it that last year there were 46 spots to park your truck and trailer but this year its 25?? I though Lake George was trying to get tourists not drive them away!!! It really doesn't matter what time you try to launch, if your lucky you can park there, or you have to find somewhere else to park outside of the parking lot. Luckily I only live 7 miles away BUT still .... I have to drop off truck/trailer at the house, drive in with my car, wade through the traffic, fight with the person at the gate to let me in, fight with the person in the booth weather I need to pay again or even park my car there!! Oh wait, there is a huge EMPTY overflow lot across the street from the boat launch and we can't use that.....why?? Then the craziness at the launch, from fists fights, drug dealing (I personal saw) and people not knowing what they are doing!! The people who work there are rarely on the same page, we get one answer and a different answer from one person to the next! I love the fact that I pay Lake George taxes every year but can't launch and park truck and trailer or even park in the village for that matter. We don't go to the village to enjoy anything because of the expensive meters or park 6 blocks away! This isn't right at all!!!

The beach itself isn't too bad although I was expecting more given the name. I think they are doing a pretty good job with social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The rules are a bit ridiculous though. We purchased snorkeling masks for our kids specifically for this trip and they were not allowed to wear them. As another reviewer mentioned you are not allowed to do anything fun. I started to think of the lifeguards as the fun police during our brief excursion there. I understand liabilities but really lighten up a bit Lake George!

ill go to nh now. they treat you bad at the boat launch area. I can have a pleasant weekend staying in nh. people are pleasant there. spread the word. same wth great escape/6flags. half the rides aren't working .nh also has better place to spend a weekend on rides. lake George has lost me as a customer from all the bad help I have dealt with.

Great ,place

Beautiful beach,facilities,and launch But only spots for 30 boats and trailers! Despite that residents who pay the taxes that support the beach receive no special treatment.

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