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 Lincoln Pond Boat Launch

Located in the Lincoln Pond Campground, 6 miles south of Elizabethtown on County Rte. 7. Beach launch with parking for 6 cars and trailers. Access through NYS DEC Campground. Fee may apply.

Location: 
County Rte. 7, Elizabethtown, 12932
NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake George Boat Launch

On Mossy Point, Black Point Road 2 miles south of the Village of Ticonderoga, on the east shore of Lake George. Hard surface ramp with parking for 100 cars and trailers. Pumpout available.

Location: 
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch

On Route 22 in the Village of Westport. Hard surface ramp with parking for 35 cars and trailers.

Location: 
Route 22, Westport, 12993
NYS DEC Mossy Point Boat Launch (Lake George)
Location: 
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Port Henry Boat Launch

Off Route 9N on Dock Lane in the Village of Port Henry. Hard surface ramp with parking for 45 cars and trailers. Adjacent to Port Henry Marina, Powerhouse Park, Champ Beach and campground.

Location: 
Dock Lane, Port Henry, 12974
NYS DEC Willsboro Bay Boat Launch

On County Rte. 27 on east side of the bay, 3 miles north of the Village of Willsboro. Hard surface ramp with parking for 100 cars and trailers. Pumpout available.

Location: 
County Route 27, Willsboro, 12996
La Chute River Boat Launch
Location: 
Bicentennial Park, 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. *fee may apply Dock with one transient...

Location: 
NYS DEC Crown Point Campground
Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
NYS DEC Eagle Lake Boat Launch

On Route 74, 1 mile west of the Hamlet of Eagle Lake. Beach launch with parking for 6 cars and trailers.

Location: 
Bureau of Fisheries
Route 74, 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.

Location: 
County Route 16
3 miles southeast of the Village, Keeseville, 12944
NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake Champlain Boat Launch

On Route 74 adjacent to the Ticonderoga Ferry. Hard surface ramp with parking for 52 cars and trailers.

Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Putnam Pond Boat Launch

Located in the Putnam Pond Campground off Rte 74, 6 miles west of the Village of Ticonderoga. Hard surface ramp with parking for 10 cars and trailers.

Location: 
Putnam Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Monitor Bay Marina
Location: 
Monitor Bay Park, Crown Point, 12928
Carillon Boat Cruises

CARILLON BOAT CRUISES 2017

Step on board the Carillon and immerse yourself in the wake of history along Lake Champlain!

Explore Ticonderoga’s incredible...

Location: 

POB 390, Ticonderoga, 12883
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...

Location: 
20 Washington Street, Westport, 12993
Fins and Grins

Capt. Bob is expanding from the Hudson River in Catskill with a 2 month Striped Bass season to June thru October on Lake Champlain in Westport, N.Y. Capt. Bob is also an "ACTIVE" member of the...

Location: 
23 Lakeshore Road, Westport, 12993
Van Slooten Harbour Marina
Location: 
140 North Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
Adirondack Boat Rental Company
Location: 

POB 635, Ticonderoga, 12883
Willsboro Bay Marina
Location: 
69 Klein Drive, Willsboro, 12996
Jones' Aqua Sports

Discover the adventure under the lake with Jones' Aqua Sports, Inc. and the Champlain Dive Center. Two full service dive shops right on the lake, easily accessible by water or land....

Location: 
71 Klein Way, Willsboro, 12996
Indian Bay Marina
Location: 
East Bay Rd, Willsboro, 12996
Snug Harbor Marina





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

Location: 
92 Black Point Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
Port Henry Marina
Location: 
1 Dock Street, Port Henry, 12974