Lake George Village parking is a combination of on-street metered parking and off-street parking in public and private lots. Mid-May through September, the Village of Lake George enforces metered parking. During summer months, parking regulations are strictly enforced 8 a.m. through midnight. In late autumn, through the winter and into early spring, street side meters are covered with little hoods and pay-and-display kiosks are removed. At these times, you may park free of charge.
Parking lots in Lake George Village
The Village operates three public parking lots: The Beach Road lot, the James Street lot and the Quirk lot. The rate is $2 per hour. Maximum time allowed is 12 hours. Parking fees are paid with a pay-and-display system. After picking a spot in one of these lots, locate the pay-and-display kiosk. Most of these are cash-only, no debit or credit cards. The Kiosk by the Village docks on Beach Road, one Kiosk in the Beach Road parking lot, and Kiosks on the South side of West Brook Road do take Visa and Mastercard. For those that only take cash, you may purchase parking time with quarters, $1 coins, $1 and $5 bills. They do not give change. Once you pay for your time, the machine will print out a receipt. Place this face-up on your dash.
Electric Vehicle charging
If your vehicle is of the plug-in variety, you will find two spots with an EV charger in the James Street lot.
State parking lot at Lake George Beach (Million Dollar Beach)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation operates the parking lot at Million Dollar Beach. The fee is $10 per car for the day. Empire Pass holders may park there free. Additionally, under the state Golden Park Program, New York State residents age 62 or older may park free on non-holiday weekdays. If you park at Million Dollar Beach, be sure to note the closing time. If your car is in the lot at closing, it will be locked in. A parking lot attendant will leave a note on your vehicle with a number to call to get your car out. You will be charged to have a state employee come and open the gate. If you plan to extend your Lake George visit into the evening, this would not be a good choice for parking.
Privately run parking lots
Mayard Center offers $10 a day parking right in the heart of the Village. Their lot is accessed from Canada Street on the block between Montcalm Street and McGillis Avenue. Look for the lot attendant’s booth between The Tom Tom Shop (a Village classic for souvenirs!) and Fire & Ice Bar and Grill.
Lake George Steamboat Company opens their parking lot on Beach Road to the public. This lot is adjacent to the Charles R. Wood Park and a great place to park when attending events at the Wood Park Festival Commons. Currently, the parking fee is $15 per day.
Lake George Village on-street parking
On-street parking is $1 per hour, payable in 15- minute increments. Parking on most of Canada Street and on West Brook Road is under the pay-and-display system. All other street parking requires quarters to feed the meter. Maximum time allowed at individual meters is 5 hours.
Tip: There is a change machine at the James Street parking lot where you can turn your folding money into quarters.
Special event parking
Major events, such as Fourth of July Fireworks and the Adirondacks Nationals Car Show, bring large crowds that quickly fill available parking space. Local businesses often open their parking lots to the public with daily fees of $10 or $15 for these events. If you are having difficulty finding an open spot, check out the Fort William Henry Hotel or the Beach Road Bait & Tackle (which is not on Beach Road; it’s on Canada Street just north of the Holiday Inn.)
If you are traveling to Lake George Village via the lake, the Village offers public docking at their six docks along the Lakefront Walkway on Beach Road. The fee is $3 per hour with a one-hour minimum/22-hour maximum stay. Fees are collected at a pay-and-display kiosk.
Where to find handicap parking spaces
|Name of Street||Side||# of Spaces||Location|
|Beach Road South||North||2||At the side closest to the west entrance|
|Beach Road South||North||1||West of the Pay & Display|
|Canada Street||East||1||In front of Caldwell Library|
|Canada Street||East||1||North of entrance to Shepard Park|
|Canada Street||West||1||South of crosswalk to Shepard Park|
|Lower Amherst Street||South||1||First space east of Canada Street|
|Lower Amherst Street||South||2||First two spaces west of the Lake Walk|
|Lower James Street||South||1||First space east of Canada Street|
|McGillis Avenue||North||1||West of fire hydrant at Canada Street|
|Montcalm Street||North||1||East of Hendrick Street|
|Montcalm Street||South||1||In front of The Caldwell Presbyterian Church|
|Ottawa Street||East||2||North of driveway at St. James Church|
If you get a parking ticket
You may pay your parking fine in person at the Town Court, 20 Old Post Road, on non-holiday weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by mail to 20 Old Post Road, Lake George, NY 12845. In addition, fines may be paid online here. There is a $3.50 service charge for online payments.