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.

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Fins and Grins

Fins and Grins
Location: Westport, NY
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La Chute River Boat Launch

La Chute River Boat Launch
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
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NYS DEC Crown Point Boat Launch

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 ...
Location: Crown Point, NY
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NYS DEC Eagle Lake Boat Launch

NYS DEC Eagle Lake Boat Launch
Location: Ticonderoga, NY
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NYS DEC Lincoln Pond Boat Launch

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

NYS DEC Port Henry Boat Launch
Location: Port Henry, NY
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NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch

NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch
Location: Westport, NY
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NYS DEC Willsboro Bay Boat Launch

NYS DEC Willsboro Bay Boat Launch
Location: Willsboro, NY
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Westport Marina

Westport Marina
Westport Marina welcomes seasonal and transient boaters, rents powerboats, kayaks, and pedal boats, and offers full service as well as ...
Location: Westport, NY
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Adirondack Boat Rental Company

Location: Ticonderoga, 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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