Island Camping on Lake George

Island Camping on the Queen of American Lakes

Immersed in the beautiful outdoors and secluded from the rest of the world – island camping is surely an experience you’ll never forget. Although camping in the six million acre Adirondack Park is a very popular activity for tourists and locals alike, island camping on Lake George, which is only accessible by boat, is known to be one of this region’s most unique adventures.

Island campsites on Lake George are divided into three groups including: Glen, Long and Narrow.  Located in different areas of Lake George, each of these groups have their own headquarters for reservations/registration (which is a requirement). All 387 shoreline campsites are located on 44 state owned islands in Lake George. Tents, motorized boats, fishing, hiking, and nature trail use are permitted. Each site is heavily wooded and private, allows at least one boat, and includes a picnic table, fireplace and toilet facility.

Cruiser sites (spaces for boats for day use only but with no sleeping quarters) are available in the Glen Island Group. Charcoal burners and privacy are provided for these sites.

Lake George Island Campgrounds:

Glen Island Group

170 campsites and 42 cruiser sites. Located in The Narrows of Lake George (not to be confused with the Narrow Island Group listed below) east of Bolton Landing. Launch from the Bolton area. (518) 644-9696.

Long Island Group

90 campsites. Located in the southern end of Lake George. Launch from the Lake George Village area. (518) 656-9426.

Narrow Island Group (Mother Bunch Group)

85 campsites. Located in the Mother Bunch, northern part of Lake George. Launch from Silver Bay or Huletts Landing. (518) 499-1288.

Map of Campsites – view all Lake George Island campsites on Glen, Long and Narrow Islands, as well as public campgrounds around Lake George.

Reserving An Island Campsite on Lake George

Reservations & Information regarding required campsite reservations may be made with Norowal Marina in Bolton Landing, which is now operated by the town of Bolton, by calling (518) 644-9125. Further information on reservations, fees, and regulations may also be obtained by calling or clicking here.