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Lake George Islands - Camping On Lake George

There are three main clusters of islands available for camping on Lake George. Grouped by their locations on the lake, they are: Long Island Group, Glen Island Group, and Narrow Island Group. All camping islands are state-owned.

Some islands are very large, offering 90 campsites and having resident deer, while others are very small and private, big enough for only two or three campsites. All islands are equipped with at least one toilet facility, fireplace, and picnic table. Please Note: We recommend you buy local firewood as the DEC bans bringing wood into New York State unless it has been treated to eliminate pests.

You need to reserve the islands for day use or for camping, and there are some rules and restrictions.



a tent platform with shadows on it from trees
Explore Vicars Island on Lake George. Enjoy Lake George camping at its best on Vicars Island! Vicars is across from Snug Harbor Ma... [+More]
an island campsite with a picnic table and grill
Big Burnt Island on Lake George features a variety of campsites. While some are fairly private, others are great for small and lar... [+More]
a campground area with a tent platform and two picnic tables
Explore Uncas Island... why stay at a hotel when an island site awaits! See photos and learn more about Uncas Island.... [+More]
Sign marking Bass Island on Lake George
Book your own private island on Lake George. Bass Island is a fabulous, partially-shaded one campsite island on the west side of t... [+More]
the waterfront of an island with a campsite sign on a tree to the side
Horicon Island is a one campsite island bathed in morning sun. It's perfect for families.... [+More]
Approaching Steere Island on Lake George via boat
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A single campsite island near Vicars and Harbors Islands, located just south of Davis Bay. The island is flat with room for two te... [+More]
a campsite covered with leaves and there are two picnic tables
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Log Bay Island is a part of the Glen Island Group on Lake George and features 12 campsites with living/sleeping quarters.... [+More]
a wide billowing tent located on top of a tent platform with a picnic table nearby
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Close to Log Bay, you'll find this wonderful sunny, three campsite island.... [+More]
Nobles Island on Lake George
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Nobles Island is a three campsite island and each campsite is very private, #1 faces south and covers about half of the island. Lo... [+More]
campsite on 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 jumpi... [+More]
Approaching Agnes Island on Lake George
Lake George's Agnes Island has 5 campsites, two of which have tent platforms. Maximum capacity for each site is 6 people. Water de... [+More]
close up view of a tent platform at a wooded campsite
A two campsite island which is known as a dark island as its surrounded by trees. Despite its reputation, we found it to be somew... [+More]
narrow island on lake george
The Narrow Island Group (not to be confused with the "Narrows" of the Glen Island Group) is in the central part of Lake George, no... [+More]
a campsite sign high up in a tree in a wooded area
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Hen and Chickens Islands are located at the northwestern end of the Shelving Rock Area on Lake George.... [+More]
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Looking for information on Little Harbor Island camping? View our guide about Little Harbor Island and its campsites!... [+More]
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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... [+More]
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Paradise Bay is located on the eastern shore of Lake George, just north of Shelving Rock. Take a cruise and enjoy the beautiful v... [+More]
floating battery island on lake george
Floating Battery Island consists of two islands in the Narrow Island Group on Lake George. 11 campsites are available on the large... [+More]
an island campsite with a couple picnic tables and a wooden spot for the tent
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A three campsite island next to West Dollar Island (which has great jumping rocks). Water Depth: 3-4 feet. All three sites have ... [+More]
a sunset over the mountain landscape and lake
Lake George, NY
The Long Island Group of campsites on Lake George are perfect for boaters who love camping, and the views are spectacular. Learn m... [+More]
a wide open lake with the mountain in the background
Sagamore Island is not where The Sagamore Resort is located. The Sagamore Resort is actually on Green Island. You'll find Sagamore... [+More]
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On the east side of the lake at the foot of the tallest mountain on Lake George, you'll find some wonderful campsites. Campsites a... [+More]
an island with trees with some light fall foliage
A two campsite island just south of Commission Point near Red Rock Bay. Large island with large sites. Water Depth: 2.5 feet.... [+More]
the sign for the juanita island state land on a tree
Juanita Island is a small but peaceful camping island with breathtaking views of the lake. Perfect for camping with kids, a large ... [+More]
sunlight shining down on a campsite with trees and a tent platform
Close to the western shores of Lake George and the Point of Tongue Mountain, you'll find a large 33 campsite island named Turtle I... [+More]
Docks on Commission Point are in a protected bay
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 pa... [+More]
two islands on a lake with mountains in the background
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Little Gourd Island is a single site island which is limited to 2 people. Water depth is 4 feet. Very sunny with no wind protect... [+More]
a fairly clear campsite by the lakeside
One campsite island. Water Depth: 4 feet. There is a shore dock and tent platform. Windy site means great bug protection. Very ... [+More]
an island on a lake that is covered in trees
Mohican Island is a small camping island on Lake George NY. There are great views and many different campsites. Learn more and see... [+More]
the sign for perch island up on a tree
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... [+More]
a tent platform, a picnic table, and a fire pit at a campsite with the lake nearby
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Phelps Island on Lake George is sunny and a nice area to swim near.... [+More]
a view of the lake with a boat near the shoreline
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 ar... [+More]
hand drawn map of multiple islands and their campsites
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Brush Island is the largest one campsite island on Lake George located just south of Big Burnt Island and to the east of Uncas. Wa... [+More]
the sign for ranger island high up in a tree
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Ranger Island is a fabulous two-campsite island close to Bolton Landing, NY just south of Glen Island.... [+More]
the sign for phantom island high up in a tree
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Phantom Island is a nice four campsite island just across the channel from Glen Island. Glen Island is where the ranger station an... [+More]
a tent platform with a picnic table on it
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You will find this wonderful private one campsite island on the eastern shore south of Log Bay. It has a tent platform and the no... [+More]
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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 nort... [+More]
a big island with lots of tall trees
The Glen Island Group of island campsites is located close Northwest Bay on Lake George, and the Glen Island Ranger Station is the... [+More]
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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... [+More]
a fairly large island with green trees and a campsite at the shoreline
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A 12 campsite island just north of Big Burnt Island. Water depth varies from 2.5 to 4 feet.... [+More]
an island on a lake with thick and tall green trees, and you can see mountains in the far background
Discover Hermit Island in Lake George NY! The one campsite island is perfect for a very small group.... [+More]
View approaching Duran Island in the Narrow Island Group
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 ... [+More]
Phenita Island on Lake George
Lake George's Phenita Island is the perfect choice for some privacy while you camp. This long, thin island has a maximum capacity ... [+More]
Mallory Island features one campsite and a shore dock in the Narrow Island Group on Lake George.... [+More]
Sign for Little Burgess Island on Lake George
Little Burgess Island has one campsite and can host up to 4 people. The dock for this island is 24 feet.... [+More]
view from a boat of a shoreline with trees and mountains
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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 an... [+More]
Watch Island is a one campsite island on Lake George in the Glen Island Group near the Black Mountain Shore. The campsite must be ... [+More]
Pine Island is located in the Glen Island Group on Lake George and features one campsite for up to six people.... [+More]
Cooper Island is a one campsite island in the Narrow Island Group on Lake George. It is located close to St. Sacrament and Mother ... [+More]
Part of the Narrow Island group on Lake George, Hatchet Island has 3 campsites each with a maximum capacity of 6 people. This isla... [+More]