No Boat Needed Fishing

Visiting the Lake Champlain Region boat less doesn’t have to put a damper on your fishing urges. From Ticonderoga to Port Henry there is a treasure trove of stunning places to fish without a boat!


The land between two waters provides an access point on both Lake Champlain and Lake George. Located next to the Fort Ti Ferry is the Ticonderoga Lake Champlain Boat Launch providing a gorgeous view of Vermont and fishing access. This site offers plenty of parking, public restrooms, and loads of footage for fishing.

On Black Point Road is the Mossy Point Boat Launch providing a large area of fishing access to Lake George the Queen of American Lakes.  There is also a public restroom available here.

Down at Bicentennial Park are the iconic La Chute Water Falls. Just across from the falls is a gentle slope to the water where you can cast a line and snare some river fishies from the fishing platform. At this park you can also see the historic covered bridge, take advantage of the dock to launch a canoe or kayak, and pack a picnic! Be sure to adventure down the La Chute Trail to catch views of more falls upstream and if you are traveling with kiddos there is a lovely playground.

Crown Point

Right off of 9N in Crown Point is the Putnam Creek Fishing Access. A short walk through some quintessential Adirondack greenery and arrive at the creek for some peaceful fishing at this babbling creek. 

Just before the Lake Champlain Bridge are the stunning ruins of Fort Crown Point at the Crown Point State Historic Site. Mix some history with your spot to drop a line and fish. A rare opportunity to wonder how many others did the same thing hundreds of years ago; who could have stood exactly where you are??!! 

Fish off the pier at the Lake Champlain Lighthouse located at the Crown Point Campground across the street from the Crown Point State Historic Site.

Port Henry

At the Port Henry Public Peach is a pier for fishing in Lake Champlain. An ideal place to catch your dinner and go for a dunk (at the beach of course not off the pier). This spot provides recreation in a way unique to the Adirondacks. There is a kids playground at this beach too.

Five minutes down the road is Bulwagga Bay. Park your car and mosey down to the water to try your luck here! Bulwagga Bay offers a beach, playground, and picnic area with charcoal grills provided.

*Be sure to have your fishing license and gear with you! For more information on all your fishing needs contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.*

The Adirondacks are rich in vistas and fishing opportunities; the Lake Champlain Region is sure to meet your every outdoor desire.  For more information or an area business directory, be sure to contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or Lake Champlain Region Visiting Center.

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