Boating on Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain boating: Kayaks, yachts, and everything in between!

Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks' Great Lake, is the perfect place to launch your boat of choice. Nestled in a region surrounded by towering mountains, the middle of Lake Champlain offers outstanding views of both New York and Vermont. Bring your own boat or rent a boat from a local marina! Consider booking a scenic boat tour, or bring your canoe or kayak and launch from one of the many public launches. Lake Champlain is a boater's paradise with expansive waterways, tucked-away bays, sandy shores, and hidden places to anchor down. Boating on Lake Champlain is the perfect way to enjoy what a large Adirondack lake has to offer. 

Known as an Adirondack big lake, and once considered the sixth great lake, Lake Champlain is navigable by many different types of vessels, flike sailboats, cruisers, fishing boats, and barges!

Lake Champlain facts

  • Lake Champlain is 125 miles long
  • The widest section of Lake Champlain is 14 miles
  • The average depth of Lake Champlain is 64 feet 
  • The deepest spot in Lake Champlain is 400 feet, located just north of Westport, New York
  • Champ lives here

Anyone see Champy?

Get in on the action

There's so many water sports to enjoy! Jump in and and try activities like tubing, water skiing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding and wind sailing. Relax with a panoramic paddle around the lake along the mountain backdrop of both the Adirondack and Green Mountains- Summer has never been so good!

Activities on the shore

One of the best parts about staying on the lake is the waterfront action. Take in the sun and a scenic lunch or dinner at one of the many Lake Champlain restaurants. Here you can dine and watch the boats cruise along along our harbors. After dining, browse some of the region's historic towns for shopping and book your overnight stay in a charming Lake Champlain hotel or bed and breakfast. 

Lake Champlain launches and marinas

Browse listings of Lake Champlain boat launches and marinas, all including maps to help you decide on one close to your accommodations. Check back with us as we continue to add helpful insider tips and information about each launch.

NYS DEC Mossy Point Boat Launch (Lake George)
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Crown Point Boat Launch

On Bridge Road at Crown Point Reservation Campground immediately south of the Lake Champlain Bridge, Hard surface ramp with parking for 10 cars and trailers.Conditions permitting, NYS DEC opens...

NYS DEC Crown Point Campground
Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch
Route 22, Westport, 12993
NYS DEC Willsboro Bay Boat Launch
County Route 27, Willsboro, 12996
NYS DEC Port Henry Boat Launch
Dock Lane, Port Henry, 12974
NYS DEC Eagle Lake Boat Launch
Bureau of Fisheries
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
La Chute River Boat Launch
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Lincoln Pond Boat Launch
County Rte. 7, Elizabethtown, 12932
NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake George Boat Launch
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Port Douglas Boat Launch

On County Rte 16, 3 miles SE of the Village of Keeseville. Hard surface ramp, parking for 20 cars and trailers.

County Route 16
3 miles southeast of the Village, Keeseville, 12944
NYS DEC Putnam Pond Boat Launch
Putnam Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake Champlain Boat Launch
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Monitor Bay Marina
Monitor Bay Park, Crown Point, 12928
Westport Marina

Westport Marina welcomes seasonal and transient boaters! Available are powerboat and kayak rentals, full service and repairs.

A unique Ship’s Store & Boutique...

20 Washington Street, Westport, 12993
Carillon Boat Cruises

POB 390, Ticonderoga, 12883
Fins and Grins
23 Lakeshore Road, Westport, 12993
Port Henry Marina
1 Dock Street, Port Henry, 12974
Snug Harbor Marina

Snug Harbor Marina, Inc. on beautiful Lake George...

92 Black Point Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
Van Slooten Harbour Marina
140 North Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
Essex Shipyard, Inc.
2272 South Main Street, Essex, 12936
Jones' Aqua Sports
71 Klein Way, Willsboro, 12996
Willsboro Bay Marina
69 Klein Drive, Willsboro, 12996
Adirondack Boat Rental Company

POB 635, Ticonderoga, 12883
Indian Bay Marina
East Bay Rd, Willsboro, 12996
Essex Marina
2272 Main Street, Essex, 12936