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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake George

There's lots to love about Lake George, but sometimes it can be hard to track down everything you want to know. Below, we have several frequently asked questions that we regularly get from our readers. Browse through the answers, and if you still can't find what you're looking for, contact us!

Lake George is 32 miles long, 3 miles wide, and reaches depths of nearly 200ft, making it an incredible destination for boating, fishing, and other watersports.
The temperature in Lake George can range anywhere from below 20 to above 70, depending on the season. See current weather and an updated forecast here »
There are 11 public launch sites and more than a dozen private ones where you can launch your boat into Lake George. Keep in mind that there are strict inspection and decontamination regulations you must meet before launching.

To reserve an overnight campsite on one of Lake George's islands, you must book through ReserveAmerica. The process opens each November for the following summer, so make your reservation early to ensure you get your first choice of site.

To book one of the day-use sites, you must pick up a pass at the headquarters for that island's group (Glen Island Group, Long Island Group, or Narrow Island Group) the day of your visit. Passes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Read more FAQ's about the islands and island camping here »

Yes! Lake George has many lodging options that are pet-friendly, as well as several restaurants that welcome well-behaved dogs on their outdoor decks and patios. Visit our Pet-Friendly Guide to find more information about area veterinarians, emergency clinics, pet supply stores, daycare facilities, and more.

From Lake George Village to Bolton Landing and beyond, there are a few different public parks and areas where charcoal grills are available for use.

To find out what's going on during your time in Lake George, check out our Events Calendar! It's updated daily and even includes events in nearby areas, like Saratoga and The Adirondacks.

You'll find an extensive list of current Lake George lodging specials here.

Find discounts to many Lake George area businesses, services, and attractions when you browse our list of current coupons.

Lake George Village has a combination of metered street parking and paid parking lots. Some of the metered spots are older, quarter-fed machines, while others are dollar-fed pay stations. On-street parking is generally $1/hour, while the paid parking lots typically run about $2/hour. Be diligent about feeding your meter and always look for "No Parking" signs to avoid getting a ticket. Find out more about parking here »

If you took public transportation to get to Lake George, or would prefer to travel around the area without having to worry about parking, there are multiple transportation options to consider. Lake George has several reliable taxi companies and car services, as well as ride sharing. Greater Glens Falls Transit also operates a public trolley throughout the summer.

There are lots of kid-friendly things to do! Check out our Kids Guide for a directory of kids' activities and attractions, itineraries for kids and teens, water-based attractions to help you cool off during the summer heat, and more.

Most Thursdays during July and August feature spectacular fireworks displays around 9:00PM. The best place to watch the fireworks is in Lake George Village along Beach Road (near the steamboat docks) or on the stretch of waterfront between the Visitors' Center and Shepard Park. If you have a boat, you can also catch the fireworks from the water!

Thursday night fireworks are sometimes cancelled due to inclement weather, including heavy rain, strong winds, and lightning. If there is only a light rain, it's likely that the fireworks will be held as planned.

The Mayor of Lake George Village decides by 4:00PM on the day of the fireworks whether or not they will be cancelled. To confirm, you can call Village Hall at 518-668-5771 or stop by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center at the intersection of Beach Road and Canada Street. You can also give the Visitors' Center a call at 518-668-2846.

Yes! Lake George is a year-round destination, and there are many lodging options, restaurants, and attractions that stay open year-round. One of the highlights of winter in Lake George is the annual Winter Carnival, which takes place every weekend throughout the month of February. There are also tons of cold-weather activities to take advantage of.

Congratulations! The best place to start is at LakeGeorgeWeddings.com, where you will find information for your before-during-and-after wedding plans, tailored specifically for the couple who wants to make it official in Lake George, NY!

Greater Glens Falls Transit operates the trolleys, so you'll want to contact them at (518) 792-1086 for more information on using one at your event.

You can request a free printed Visitor's Guide through the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce by filling out a form on their website.