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Top 10 Water Parks & Water Attractions To Stay Cool In Lake George!

Water attractions are the best way to beat the summer heat in Lake George! Take the family out for a cool day of water-filled fun -- from parasailing to river rafting, from boats and cruises to indoor and outdoor water parks, Lake George has it all. Jump in and feel the refreshing water flow around you as you enjoy a wonderful vacation in a beautiful setting amid the Southern Adirondacks of New York.

Water Slide World

man going down waterslide with arms up

Enter a new world: Water Slide World! Even true connoisseurs of waterslides will be impressed by the variety of slides offered at this amazing park, located right in the village of Lake George. The water park features a wave pool, twister slides, a lazy river ride, sand volleyball, and more! Water Slide World has been a perennial favorite of Lake George for many years. All ages can enjoy a trip to this water park. And, they allow you to bring your own lunch in!

Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

man splashing son with water coming out of a type of fire hydrant

There's always fun to be had at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom just south of the village of Lake George. The water park features a wave pool, lazy river, water slides and a number of fun water rides. If you plan on visiting more than once, you can save money on future visits when you treat the whole family to a season's pass.

Lake George Cruises

the Lac Du Saint Sacrement cruise ship

Take a luxurious cruise and catch some cool breezes. Have a day or a night to remember with your loved ones, touring the waters of Lake George in a grand fashion. Experience a sightseeing voyage with Shoreline Cruises, check out personal tours from the majestic Sagamore Resort with Indian Pipes Chartered Cruise, or ride aboard an authentic paddlewheeler steamboat with the Lake George Steamboat Company.

Be sure to check each company's schedule so you don't miss any spectacular cruises this summer!

Whitewater Rafting

group white water rafting

For an unforgettable adventure, try a rafting trip down the Hudson! In between bouts of exciting drops and rushing channels, there's usually a stretch of lazy river. Guides keep you safe, but be prepared for an intense ride when whitewater rafting!

Check out some local whitewater rafting companies:

Boat Rentals & Watersports

boats at a dock

Lake George offers a wealth of marinas and watersports! You can rent a boat, kayak, and/or water skis for the day, or opt for a tubing adventure with the family. Check out the Boating Guide for tips on boating, rentals, marinas, rules and regulations, and other types of water fun.

To see all watersports options, check out the watersports and activities page.


two young girls parasailing

Thwart gravity and laugh in the face of the earthbound! Parasailing is thrilling and exciting for both the young and the young at heart. Buckle in for a trip to the top of the world. There is no skill or previous requirement for this attraction, and ages six and up can enjoy it!

Great Escape Lodge Indoor Water Park

two little boys playing in the water park

Don't skip out on water fun even in bad weather! There's nothing more enjoyable to do when it's raining than check out The Great Escape Lodge's Indoor Water Park! Located minutes from the village of Lake George, this indoor water park offers waterslides for all ages, a lazy river, soaker bucket, toddler splash zone, hot tub, and tons more in a temperature-controlled indoor environment! The lodge is also a luxury hotel, and water park tickets are included in your overnight rate.

Tubby Tubes

people on yellow tubes floating in the river

For younger ones and fans of the simple and easy, why not enjoy the lazy river? Tubby Tubes has more to offer than clever wordplay! If you're looking to get in the water but don't want to exert too much energy then relax and enjoy lazy river tubing with Tubby Tubes.

This is a perfect activity for all ages and even non-swimmers!

The Beach

little girls building a sandcastle at the beach

Head to the beach! Everybody knows one of the best ways to cool off is to enjoy a nice breeze on a gorgeous Lake George Beach. We've got plenty of beaches to choose from. Get in touch with the pristine and peaceful Lake George environment at any of these top beaches!

Lake George's Islands

tree and shoreline by the water

Take the boat out to an island! Lake George's islands are close by and breathtaking. Rent a boat from a local marina, have a picnic on one of the islands, and then take a dip. Grassy beaches and shaded picnic tables run right into the shallow swimming spots in all directions. These are our favorites:

Don't stay inside when it gets hot out - embrace the heat! Take advantage of one or more of these excellent ways to cool down in the Lake George Region.

Tell us what your family likes to do to beat the heat!

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