Lake George Picnic Islands & Parks

Looking to enjoy some quality time in beautiful Lake George NY? Plan a picnic on an island in Lake George! These day use islands offer a picturesque setting for a family picnic or adventurous outing on the lake during the warmer months. Reserve an island for day use, sit back and enjoy! Learn about each island by reading the information below.

In addition to these day use areas on the lake, there are private islands you can camp on!

Searching for parks and picnic spots off the water? There are many picturesque spots that are easy to get to in the Lake George area as well.

lifeguard chair and people on the sandy beach in lake george
Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach
Lake George, NY
Lake George (Million Dollar) Beach is a popular area beach with lifeguards, showers, picnic areas with grills, lots of room to swim, and parking for 200 cars. It also features a state-run, public boat launch with a boat inspection station.
Ushers Park has an intimate little beach, covered picnic area, long hill and public restrooms.  There is a nice playground at the top of the ill as well.
Usher Park: Beach, Park, Playground, Picnic Area, Tennis & Public Restrooms
Lake George, NY
Just past Million Dollar Beach on Route 9L is Usher Park Beach in Lake George, NY. This public beach is quieter & ideal for parents with small children who are concerned with safety. It features a picnic area, tennis courts, playground & restrooms.
docks with boats at the Rogers Memorial Park Beach
Rogers Memorial Park Beach
Bolton Landing, NY
Rogers Memorial Park Beach in Bolton Landing, NY is open to the public year round from 7:00am - 10:00pm, and during the summer, lifeguards are on duty from 9:00am-5:00pm. The park features a picnic pavilion, grills, tennis courts, and more.
three tents in the woods surrounded by trees
Hearthstone Point Campground
Lake George, NY
Come camp at Hearthstone Point Campground, located on picturesque Lake George. This popular location offers a variety of diverse recreational opportunities as well as a day use area with grills and picnic tables.
a view of lake george from the top of a mountain
Prospect Mountain Day Use Area
Lake George, NY
Located at the summit of Prospect Mountain, the Prospect Mountain Day Use Area features breathtaking views of the surrounding region and a picnic area with tables, grills, and one pavilion that is available to rent.
Black Mountain Point
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.
two chairs on the ground
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.
the sandy beach at veteran's memorial park beach
Veteran's Memorial Park Beach
Bolton Landing, NY
Veteran's Memorial Park Beach is just a half mile north of Rogers Memorial Park Beach on Lake George. The public recreation area features a beach, a park pavilion, picnic tables and grills, and more.
a tent on a campsite island near the water
Diamond Island
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.
Shepard's Park Beach
Lake George, NY
In the heart of the village, behind the fountain and the outdoor stage, you will find the most popular "free" beach... Shepard's Park Beach.
a view of the water from land during a foggy day
Rogers Rock Campground
Hague, NY
Located on the quiet northern end of Lake George, this family campground offers swimming, biking, fishing, boating and hiking. Just 6 miles from Ticonderoga on the west shore of Lake George. There are two group campground facilities for small groups.
a statue of two men surrounded by a fence
Lake George Battlefield Park Day Use Area
Lake George, NY
Located off U.S. Route 9 in Lake George, the Battlefield Park Day Use Area is a convenient picnic site within walking distance of Lake George Village and local lodging properties.
the shoreline of an island on a lake
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.
boats near a shore and a sign
Picnic Island
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.
view of the Washington County Beach from the waters of Lake George
The Washington County Beach at Huletts Park
Huletts Landing, NY
The free Washington County Beach is in Huletts Landing, NY on the eastern shore of Lake George. It features a picnic area with grills, a basketball court, a tennis court, a canoe and small boat dock, and more.
people jumping from cliff into water
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.
O'Dell Day Use Island
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.
Warrensburg Fish Hatchery
Warrensburg, NY
Located off Hudson Street/Golf Course Road in Warrensburg, The Warrensburg Fish Hatchery is a great destination for families! Since the early 1900's the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery has been in operation and available to everyone for self-guided tours.
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