Editors Note – 8/20: Million Dollar Beach is open after less than 24 hours closed. This article has been updated to reflect that information.
If you have heard that Million Dollar Beach is currently closed, you may be wondering about additional swimming and sunbathing options. First, here is what happened.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) closed Lake George (aka Million Dollar) Beach, on Friday 8/19, due to coliform counts that exceeded New York State Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. They also closed all waters in the area known as Dog Beach which lies between West Brook and the Million Dollar Beach facility. The DEC continued to sample the waters and reopened Million Dollar Beach once coliform levels were once again below acceptable levels.
If you haven’t tried the area’s many other beaches, check out the following information and you may just discover a favorite new destination.
- Usher’s Park — Drive past Million Dollar Beach and take a left onto Route 9L and you’ll discover this little known gem. There’s a playground, restroom and picnic area. It’s typically a quieter beach, though you can expect increased activity while the larger Million Dollar beach is closed. Note that this beach closes at 6:00 pm.
- Rogers Memorial Beach — Located about 10 miles north of Lake George Village on Route 9N, this beach is open to the public from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily during the summer, with lifeguards on duty from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There is a modest parking fee of $5. In addition to a nice sandy beach, you’ll find picnic tables, grills, tennis courts, a playground and more.
- Veteran’s Memorial Park Beach — Also located in Bolton Landing, about a half-mile north of Rogers Memorial, is Veteran’s Beach, with the same parking fee and hours as Rogers. This park has a dock as well as picnic tables, grills, a playground and more.
- And of course, there’s the already well-known Shepard Park Beach — Located right in the heart of Lake George Village, this popular destination is close to restaurants and shopping. There are public restrooms, a small playground and an outdoor stage with free live music and entertainment.
You can also find beaches in Hague and Huletts Landing, as well as several other locations. Check out the full list of area beaches for all the options.