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Enjoy Island Camping Directly On Lake George

Did you know that there are almost 400 shoreline campsites among the numerous state-owned islands on Lake George? Island camping is a great way to enjoy the lake to the fullest. Nothing is more relaxing than lounging by the water, watching the boats go by, and listening to the sounds of the water splashing on the shores of your own Lake George island. Start planning your next island adventure today!

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Starting Out - Island Camping Tips:

  • Book early! The race for reserving island campsites begins months in advance, and the best sites are often taken quickly. Check out all the islands and campsites below, and then select several you would be happy with because it's important to have a backup plan.
  • Find answers to your questions before beginning your island camping adventure in our FAQs.
  • Learn some of the most important rules and regulations that are in place for island camping.
  • Know the basics of camping in the wilderness if you've never been before.

Complete List of Lake George Islands:

Burgess Island
Burgess Island
Burgess Island is a five campsite island on Lake George in the Narrows close to Hulett's Landing. It is well known for it's jumping rocks. Docks are deep water docks with depths up to 6 feet.
Glen Island Group - Glen Island Store and Rangers Station
Glen Island Group - Glen Island Store and Rangers Station
The Glen Island Group is just off of Bolton Landing and this ranger station is the closest one to Bolton Landing, NY. So if you are using a Bolton Landing Marina for launching your boat, the Glen Island Group is the best choice of islands for you.
Mohican Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Mohican Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Mohican Island is a small camping island on Lake George NY. There are great views and many different campsites. Learn more and see photos!
Photo looking towards Long Island - Taken by Ben Sweet
Long Island Group
Lake George, NY
Go camping in Lake George NY! Long Island Group campsites in Lake George are perfect for boaters who love camping, and the views are spectacular. Learn more and see photos!
Brush Island
Brush Island
Lake George, NY
Brush Island is the largest one campsite island on Lake George located just south of Big Burnt Island and to the east of Uncas. Water Depth: 3 feet.
Phantom Island
Phantom Island
Lake George, NY
Phantom Island is a nice four campsite island just across the channel from Glen Island. Glen Island is where the ranger station and general store are located, so Phantom Island is close to the store but is not as secluded.
Approaching Steere Island on Lake George via boat
Steere Island
Lake George, NY
A single campsite island near Vicars and Harbors Islands, located just south of Davis Bay. The island is flat with room for two tents, but there is no tent platform.
Approaching Agnes Island on Lake George
Agnes Island
Lake George's Agnes Island has 5 campsites, two of which have tent platforms. Maximum capacity for each site is 6 people. Water depth ranges from 3.5' to 6' and docks are typically shared between two sites. This island utilizes a pit-type privy.
Gourd Island
Gourd Island
One campsite island. Water Depth: 4 feet. There is a shore dock and tent platform. Windy site means great bug protection. Very sunny campsite. 2 people maximum on this island.
Fork Island
Fork Island
Lake George, NY
A 12 campsite island just north of Big Burnt Island. Water depth varies from 2.5 to 4 feet.
View of Red Rock Bay - Photo by Patti Jarvis
Red Rock Bay
Just a bit further north of the Glen Island group & on the east side of Lake George is an area called Red Rock Bay, a beautiful area for camping, with 30 sites for cruisers only. Note: Campers must sleep on their boats as tents aren't allowed.
Horicon Island
Horicon Island
Horicon Island is a one campsite island bathed in morning sun. It's perfect for families.
Sunny Island
Lake George, NY
Sunny Island is a nice one campsite island close to Mohican Island on Lake George with a shore dock and a platform, it's just northeast of Glen Island so it's ideal for someone who wants to pop over to Glen Island for ice cream treats and supplies.
Campsite 1 is located on a wide open peninsula, which is one of our favorite spots.Be warned there is little cover so it could get very windy. For sun lovers it’s a perfect spot with an expansive campsite and a fire pit overlooking Glen Island. This campsite has a platform
Uncas Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Explore Uncas Island... why stay at a hotel when an island site awaits! See photos and learn more about Uncas Island.
Gem Island
Gem Island
Gem Island is a nice private island on Lake George that is perfect for a small group of campers. Water depth: 3.5 feet. See photos and learn more about this little island!
View of Lake George from Campsite #8
Vicars Island
Explore Vicar's Island on Lake George. Enjoy Lake George camping at its best on Vicar's Island! Vicars is across from Snug Harbor Marina. So if you are in need of gas or want to pick someone up for the day, Snug Harbor Marina makes a nice stop.
Phelps Island
Phelps Island
Lake George, NY
Phelps Island on Lake George is sunny and a nice area to swim near.
Huckleberry Island aka Huck
Huckleberry Island aka Huck
Lake George, NY
Close to Log Bay, you'll find this wonderful sunny, three campsite island.
Gravelly Island
Gravelly Island
A two campsite island which is known as a dark island as its surrounded by trees. Despite its reputation, we found it to be somewhat sunny in the center of the island. Due to the trees, there is little visibility from the campsites to the lake.
Docks on Commission Point are in a protected bay
Commission Point
Just a little south of Red Rock Bay on the shoreline, you will find Commission Point, it is a great spot to picnic or get a day pass when the islands are all full.
Photo By Bill Smith
Little Harbor Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Looking for information on Little Harbor Island camping? View our guide about Little Harbor Island and its campsites!
East Dollar Island
East Dollar Island
Lake George, NY
A three campsite island next to West Dollar Island (which has great jumping rocks). Water Depth: 3-4 feet. All three sites have platforms.
View approaching Duran Island in the Narrow Island Group
Duran Island
Lake George's Duran Island has an odd shape giving it many points that allow its 8 campsites to be fairly large and private. Each site has a tent platform and a maximum capacity of 6 people. Many sites pair nicely together for larger groups.
Perch is a one site island, east of Bolton Landing in Shelving Rock Bay
Perch Island
Perch Island is a small, private island at the southern end of the Glen Island Group on Lake George. There is a single campsite on the island, and we found out that it is perfect for couples or families that crave privacy!
Paradise Bay
Paradise Bay
Paradise Bay is located on the eastern shore of Lake George, just north of Shelving Rock. Take a cruise and enjoy the beautiful views of the islands, shoreline and the Adirondack Mountains!
Fox Island
Lake George, NY
Very close to Black Mountain Shore and north of Red Rock Bay and north of Sarah and Hazel Islands in Lake George, you'll find this lovely one campsite island! Water Depth: 2.5 feet with a ten platform.
Hen and Chickens
Hen and Chickens
Lake George, NY
Hen and Chickens Islands are located at the northwestern end of the Shelving Rock Area on Lake George.
Log Bay Island
Log Bay Island
Lake George, NY
Log Bay Island is a part of the Glen Island Group on Lake George and features 12 campsites with living/sleeping quarters.
Campsite 1 view of the lake
Big Burnt Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Big Burnt Island on Lake George features a variety of campsites. While some are fairly private, others are great for small and large groups.
Hermit Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Hermit Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Discover Hermit Island in Lake George NY! The one campsite island is perfect for a very small group.
Juanita Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Juanita Island - Part of the Glen Island Group
Juanita Island is a small but peaceful camping island with breathtaking views of the lake. Perfect for camping with kids, a large group, or with your sweetheart! 6 reservable campsites available.
Little Gourd
Little Gourd
Lake George, NY
Little Gourd Island is a single site island which is limited to 2 people. Water depth is 4 feet. Very sunny with no wind protection. Tent platform and shore dock are included.
Sagamore Island
Sagamore Island
Sagamore Island is not where The Sagamore Resort is located. The Sagamore Resort is actually on Green Island. You'll find Sagamore the six-site, overnight state-owned camping island just a little north in the Mother Bunch.
Refuge Island
Refuge Island
Lake George, NY
You will find this wonderful private one campsite island on the eastern shore south of Log Bay. It has a tent platform and the northern end of the island is mostly rock. There is good fishing off the island.
Ranger Island
Ranger Island
Lake George, NY
Ranger Island is a fabulous two-campsite island close to Bolton Landing, NY just south of Glen Island.
Nobles Island
Nobles Island
NY
Nobles Island is a three campsite island and each campsite is very private, #1 faces south and covers about half of the island. Located near Huletts Landing and Huletts Landing Marina on the east side of Lake George.
Campsite #20 pairs nicely with #21.  This is a little more rocky than 20 but is still very nice with a platform and spectacular view
Turtle Island
Close to the western shores of Lake George and the Point of Tongue Mountain, you'll find a large 33 campsite island named Turtle Island. Some sites allow for boats with drafts up to 6 feet.
Commission Island
Commission Island
A two campsite island just south of Commission Point near Red Rock Bay. Large island with large sites. Water Depth: 2.5 feet.
Sign marking Bass Island on Lake George
Bass Island
Book your own private island on Lake George. Bass Island is a fabulous, partially-shaded one campsite island on the west side of the lake.
Narrow Island Group and Ranger Station
Narrow Island Group and Ranger Station
The Narrow Island Group (not to be confused with the "Narrows" of the Glen Island Group) is in the central part of Lake George, north of the Glen Island Group. From I-87 take Exit 20 to Rt.149-Rte. 4-Rte.22-follow signs for Hullets Landing & Marina.
Black Mountain Shore
Lake George, NY
On the east side of the lake at the foot of the tallest mountain on Lake George, you'll find some wonderful campsites. Campsites accessible by boat. Water depth: 2.5-4 feet.
View of the Phenita Island Campsite from just left of the tent platform
Phenita Island
Lake George's Phenita Island is the perfect choice for some privacy while you camp. This long, thin island has a maximum capacity is 4 people. It has lots of shade as well as the perfect sunny spot to pitch your tent.
Log Bay on Lake George
Log Bay on Lake George
Lake George, NY
Log Bay on the east side of Lake George is one of the most popular bays on the lake. The bay is a popular hang out for families and cruisers for overnight stays.
Pine Island
Pine Island is located in the Glen Island Group on Lake George and features one campsite for up to six people.
Hatchet Island
Part of the Narrow Island group on Lake George, Hatchet Island has 3 campsites each with a maximum capacity of 6 people. This island gets plenty of sunshine all over. All three sites share a clivus type privy. Water depth around the island is 3-3.5'
Cooper Island
Cooper Island is a one campsite island in the Narrow Island Group on Lake George. It is located close to St. Sacrament and Mother Bunch Islands.
Mallory Island
Mallory Island features one campsite and a shore dock in the Narrow Island Group on Lake George.
Watch Island
Watch Island is a one campsite island on Lake George in the Glen Island Group near the Black Mountain Shore. The campsite must be reserved at the Glen Island Ranger Station.
Sign for Little Burgess Island on Lake George
Little Burgess Island
Little Burgess Island has one campsite and can host up to 4 people. The dock for this island is 24 feet.
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