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Narrow Island Group vs. "The Narrows"

Do you know the difference?

section of lake george known as 'the narrows'

View of the Narrows | Photo Credit: Luke Dow Photography

If you're planning a Lake George island camping or boating trip, don't get tripped up by the Narrow Island Group and "The Narrows" on Lake George. Though they have similar names, they are not the same, and they actually refer to two different parts of the lake. Here we'll explain the difference, and you can visualize it on the map below.

The Narrows

This is a small stretch of the central section of the lake north of Bolton on the east side of Tongue Mountain, extending south from Hen and Chickens Island and north to Artists Rock (Round Rock), just north of Red Rock Bay. The ranger station for The Narrows is Glen Island as all islands within The Narrows belong to the Glen Island Group.

The Narrow Island Group

This is a group of islands around and including Narrow Island as well as the Mother Bunch and extends north to Mallory Island. The Mother Bunch is one cluster of islands within the Narrow Island Group but also includes one island from the Glen Island Group: Three Sirens 3 Island. The ranger station headquarters for The Narrow Island Group is on Narrow Island, which is north of the Mother Bunch in Huletts Landing. Learn more about the Narrow Island Group

Map Showing Narrow Island Group vs. The Narrows

Please note: map below is for illustration purposes only and does not accurately depict the specific locations of all of the islands. You may share and reuse this image as long as you credit as the source with a link back to this page.

map of lake george showing the difference between 'the narrows' and the narrow island group

Now that you know the basics of where the Narrow Island Group and the Narrows are, you can view a more detailed map that lists islands and more to plan your island camping getaway on Lake George.