Find Day Use Picnic Islands on Lake George
Get the full Lake George experience during your next visit! Before you head out on the water for a day of boating, plan ahead and receive a day pass to one of the Lake George picnic islands. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by visiting the appropriate ranger station.
Some of the islands have been set up with secured areas for children to safely swim, and some have picnic shelters. Browse the picnic islands below and see what the different islands have to offer.
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Lake George Day Use Islands:
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Black Mountain Point
About 2 miles north of Glen Island on the east side, you'll find a great picnic spot at the day use area known as Black Mountain Point.
Speaker Heck Island
Speaker Heck Island is located very close to Long Island and is a designated day use island. There are multiple docks along the island's shoreline, and it features three picnic pavilions that are available for reservation.
Sarah Island & Hazel Island
Bolton Landing, NY
Located off the Black Mountain Shore in the Glen Island Group, Sarah Island and Hazel Island are two day use islands that are small and adjacent to one another, located right next to Paradise Bay.
As its name suggests, Picnic Island is one of Lake George's day use islands. It is located in the northern Narrow Island Group and features a few picnic sites and one picnic pavilion that is available for reservations.
Diamond Island is a small picnic island on Lake George near Long Island. It is the southern most island and closest to the village with four picnic areas featuring charcoal grills, fireplaces, and tables.
O'Dell Day Use Island
O'Dell Island is a day use island located in the Narrow Island Group just north of Sabbath Day Point. It has two sites that are ideal for a picnic; they are complete with a grill, fireplace, and picnic table.
West Dollar Island
West Dollar Island is a day use island in the Glen Island Group on Lake George with docking and picnic areas. It is well-known as a cliff jumping spot by area boaters and by East Dollar Island campers.