Lake George Day Use Picnic Islands - Directly On The Lake

Discover these day use and picnic islands on beautiful Lake George NY. Speaker Heck is the largest picnic island. Black Mountain Point is a great spot for family picnics. Learn more and see photos below!

To reserve a picnic island for day use, visit a ranger station that day to book sites on a first come, first served basis.

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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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