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What You Need to Know To Picnic On the Day Use Islands of Lake George

Before you head out on the water for a day of boating, plan ahead and get a day pass to one of the Lake George picnic islands, or day use islands.

view of sunset over water
Sunset over the north side of Speaker Heck Picnic Island

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.

Reservation Info

In the past, day use islands could only be booked in person on a first come, first serve basis. Now, you can book online up to seven days in advance and up to the day of.

Visitors will be able to see real-time availability and even book a dock while on the water. The cost is $12 per day.

Those wishing to acquire a permit for Lake George Islands day use can do so through Reserve America or by downloading the ReserveAmerica app (search for RA Camping), or by calling the Call Center at 1.800.456.2267.

Picnic Islands on Lake George

These are the day use, or picnic islands:

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