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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!

hermit island

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:

an island on a lake with thick and tall green trees, and you can see mountains in the far background
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.
hand drawn map of multiple islands and their campsites
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.
a wide open lake with the mountain in the background
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.
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.
two islands on a lake with mountains in the background
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.
the sign for ranger island high up in a tree
Ranger Island
Lake George, NY
Ranger Island is a fabulous two-campsite island close to Bolton Landing, NY just south of Glen Island.
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.
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.
a fairly clear campsite by the lakeside
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.
a fairly large island with green trees and a campsite at the shoreline
Fork Island
Lake George, NY
A 12 campsite island just north of Big Burnt Island. Water depth varies from 2.5 to 4 feet.
a sunset over the mountain landscape and lake
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!
a campsite sign high up in a tree in a wooded area
Hen and Chickens
Lake George, NY
Hen and Chickens Islands are located at the northwestern end of the Shelving Rock Area on Lake George.
a sign for gem island on a tree
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!
an aerial view of small islands on a lake and trees with fall foliage all around
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.
an island campsite with a couple picnic tables and a wooden spot for the tent
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.
a campground area with a tent platform and two picnic tables
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.
the sign for perch island up on a tree
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!
an island on a lake that is covered in trees
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!
an island with trees with some light fall foliage
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.
a tent platform with shadows on it from trees
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.
a wide billowing tent located on top of a tent platform with a picnic table nearby
Huckleberry Island aka Huck
Lake George, NY
Close to Log Bay, you'll find this wonderful sunny, three campsite island.
a tent platform, a picnic table, and a fire pit at a campsite with the lake nearby
Phelps Island
Lake George, NY
Phelps Island on Lake George is sunny and a nice area to swim near.
the sign for nobles island state land on a tree
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.
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.
the sign for the juanita island state land on a tree
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.
a tent platform with a picnic table on it
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.
close up view of a tent platform at a wooded campsite
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.
the sign for phantom island high up in a tree
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.
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.
two islands on a lake in the far off distance
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!
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.
the waterfront of an island with a campsite sign on a tree to the side
Horicon Island
Horicon Island is a one campsite island bathed in morning sun. It's perfect for families.
sunlight shining down on a campsite with trees and a tent platform
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.
a view of the lake with a boat near the shoreline
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.
a girl jumping into the water from a cliff, and an island is in the background
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.
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.
a big island with lots of tall trees
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.
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.
an island campsite with a picnic table and grill
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.
a campsite covered with leaves and there are two picnic tables
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.
a row of green trees along the shoreline of a lake
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!
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.
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.
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.
view from a boat of a shoreline with trees and mountains
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.
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'
Pine Island
Pine Island is located in the Glen Island Group on Lake George and features one campsite for up to six people.
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.
Mallory Island
Mallory Island features one campsite and a shore dock in the Narrow Island Group on Lake George.
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