Boating on Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is open to all boating styles!

During the summer and warm months, don't pass up the opportunity to take in the region's beautiful mountain views—from the middle of Lake Champlain. 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 boaters paradise with expansive waterways, sweet 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 6th great lake, Lake Champlain is navigable by all different types of vessels, from sail boats, to cruisers, to fishing boats and barges! You can bring or rent any type of boat to Lake Champlain.

Lake Champlain facts

  • Lake Champlain is 125 miles long
  • The widest section of Lake Champlain is 14 miles
  • Average depth 64 feet 
  • Maximum depth 400 feet just North of Westport NY
  • Accessible from New York City, the Atlantic Ocean and Montreal, Canada. One could travel by boat from the Atlantic Ocean, through New York City up the Hudson River, to Lake Champlain and continue North right up to Montreal.
  • Champ lives here

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 of 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 an book your overnight stay in a charming Lake Champlain bed & breakfast or hotel. 

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.

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NYS DEC Crown Point Boat Launch

NYS DEC Crown Point Boat Launch
On Bridge Road at Crown Point Reservation Campground, Hard surface ramp with parking for 10 cars and trailers. *fee may applyDock with ...
Location: Crown Point, NY
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NYS DEC Eagle Lake Boat Launch

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: Ticonderoga, NY
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NYS DEC Lincoln Pond Boat 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 ...
Location: Elizabethtown, NY
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NYS DEC Port Henry Boat Launch

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 ...
Location: Port Henry, NY
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NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake George Boat Launch

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 ...
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
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NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch

NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch
On Route 22 in the Village of Westport. Hard surface ramp with parking for 35 cars and trailers.
Location: Westport, NY
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NYS DEC Willsboro Bay Boat Launch

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 ...
Location: Willsboro, NY
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Essex Marina

Location: Essex, NY
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Essex Shipyard, Inc.

Location: Essex, NY
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Indian Bay Marina

Location: Willsboro, NY
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Monitor Bay Marina

Location: Crown Point, NY
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NYS DEC Port Douglas Boat Launch

Location: Keeseville, NY
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NYS DEC Putnam Pond Boat Launch

Location: Ticonderoga, NY
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Port Henry Marina

Location: Port Henry, NY
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Willsboro Bay

At 125 miles long, Lake Champlain is the ideal playground for boating and sailing alike.

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