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 beach 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.
The boat launch adjacent to the beach area opens at 6:00am and there are 30 designated parking spaces (plus two accessible spaces) for the launch. Due to the popularity of the spot, these spaces fill up quickly.
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
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.