A while back, I spent a couple hours on a charter Cruise exploring the southern end of Lake George in New York…certainly one of the most beautiful lakes in the Country. I noticed several of the islands allow camping. Here is some information in case you are interested…I know I am!
There are 170 islands on Lake George, and you can camp on 44 of them! See map. The camping islands have a total of 398 campsites, as well as 116 picnic/day use sites on 8 islands. Picnic sites have grills, fireplaces & picnic tables. Nine have picnic shelters which you can reserve for a larger picnic and they are ideal for parties. You need to reserve the islands for day use or for camping, and there are some rules and restrictions.
There are three main clusters of islands available for camping on Lake George. Grouped by their locations on the lake, the islands are: Long Island Group, Glen Island Group and Narrow Island Group. All 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.
This is a great way to explore the lakefront lifestyle prior to purchasing your own lakefront property. And just a quick safety tip… Lake George’s waters can get very rough (5 foot swells) by early afternoon…be sure to plan you boating accordingly!
For the full article and island descriptions, click here.
Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”