Known as the Queen of American Lakes, Lake George is a narrow lake that runs along the southeast line of the Adirondack Mountains. The lake drains north into Lake Champlain via the La Chute River with its many falls and rapids, past the site of Fort Ticonderoga. There are 395 small islands in the “narrows” section of the 32-mile long lake. It is an oligotrophic lake, meaning that its waters are free from nutrients that would grow organisms that are harmful to life. Thus, its waters are clean, high quality, well oxygenated, and support many fish species.