New York Lakes and Ponds Region 4 – East Central New York


A Alewives CHS Chinook Salmon LMB Largemouth Bass SKH Snakehead
AE American Eel COS Coho Salmon LT Lake Trout SMB Smallmouth Bass
BF Bowfin CP Chain Pickerel LW Lake Whitefish SPL Splake
BK Banded Killfish CRA Crappie M Muskellunge ST Steelhead
BLB Black Bullhead D Dace NP Northern Pike TM Tiger Musky
BNB Brown Bullhead FD Freshwater Drum/Sheepshead RB Rock Bass W Walleye
BNT Brown Trout FF Fallfish RP Redfin Pickerel WP White Perch
BRK Brook Trout GRP Grass Pickerel RS Rainbow Smelt WS White Sucker
CA Carp GZS Gizzard Shad RT Rainbow Trout YB Yellow Bullhead
CC Channel Catfish LG Longnose Gar S Sunfish YP Yellow Perch
CHB Chub LLS Landlocked Salmon SH Shiners

LAKE/POND LOCATION SPECIES SPECIAL NOTES
Ann Lee Pond Colonie CA SH YB BNB S LMB CRA YP Shore fishing only.
Arnold Lake Hartwick RT BNT CP SH CH WS BNB RB S SMB YP Car top at outlet on Arnold Lake Rd. Launch provided by lake association.
Basic Creek Reservoir Westerlo AE NP CP CA SH WS BNB WP S SMB LMB YP CRA W YB BK Open dawn to dusk. Worms and artificial lures only. No ice fishing. Shore fishing only. Must obtain access permit from the City of Albany.
Basswood Pond Burlington RT BNT SH BNB S LMB Small park and fishing dock located on southwest corner of the pond. Conservation Rd in Basswood State Forest. Ice fishing prohibited.
Big Pond Andes AE RT BNT CP SH WS BNB S SMB LMB YP Car top launch at southwest end off Big Pond Rd.
Black River Pond Berlin SH BNB S YP Hand launch boat launch in Cherry Plains State Park. Miller Rd. /Rte 35. Day use fee in season. No motors. Boat rentals available.
Bradley Lake Troy AE SH WS BNB RB S LMB CRA WP YP Parking lot located across from tennis courts on Frear Park Rd. Trail paths provide access to the shoreline.
Buckingham Pond Albany CA BNB S CRA YP Located in Buckingham Lake Park
Burden Lake Nassau/Sand Lake NP CP SH WS YB BNB BK WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W CA Car top launch located on 2nd Dyke Rd. off Burden Lake Rd. Shoreline fishing off roadway and bridges.
Burden Lake Sand Lake/Nassau NP CP SH WS YB BNB BK WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W CA Car top launch located on 2nd Dyke Rd. off Burden Lake Rd. Shoreline fishing off roadway and bridges.
Canadarago Lake Richfield/Exeter A BNT CP CA SH D BK YB WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YP W TM State Park boat launch at end of Dennison Rd. Day use fee in season. 40 cars and trailers in lot.
Canadarago Lake Exeter/Richfield A BNT CP CA SH D BK YB WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YP W TM State Park boat launch at end of Dennison Rd. Day use fee in season. 40 cars and trailers in lot.
Cannonsville Reservoir Tompkins/Deposit A BNT BRK SH CP CA YB WS BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Permit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Cannonsville Reservoir Deposit/Tompkins A BNT BRK SH CP CA YB WS BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Permit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Colgate Lake Jewett BNT SH CH WS S Car top launch on Country Rte 78, no motors.
Collins Lake Glenville CP NP CA SH WS YB BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Boat launch located on south end of lake. Off Schonowee Ave. on Kiwanis Way behind baseball field. Car top launch on East Shore off Washington Ave.
Copake Lake Copake AE NP CP CA SH D BK WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Car top launch accessible by Lakeview Road or County Rte 7 on Southeast side of lake.
Crumhorn Lake Milford CP SH BNB S LMB SMB CRA YP Car top and shoreline access points along Boy Scout Rd. Lake Association recommends catch and release due to boy scout camp.
Dunham Reservoir (Grafton Lakes State Park) Grafton CP SH WS YB BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Boat ramp located off Johnston Rd. Car top launch located off Dunham Rd. Day use fee in season. Electric motors only.
Dyken Pond Berlin/Grafton CP SH WS BNB RB S LMB YP W Car top launch off Deer Run Way on west shore.
Dyken Pond Grafton/Berlin CP SH WS BNB RB S LMB YP W Car top launch off Deer Run Way on west shore.
East Sidney Reservoir Franklin/Sidney CA SH WS BNB RB YP S LMB SMB Boat launch located at East Sydney Dam Recreational area. Ice fishing prohibited.
East Sidney Reservoir Sidney/Franklin CA SH WS BNB RB YP S LMB SMB Boat launch located at East Sydney Dam Recreational area. Ice fishing prohibited.
Featherstonhaugh Lake Duanesburg SH WS BNB BK S LMB CRA YP Car top launch on south shore located off Judith Lane.
Gilbert Lake New Lisbon RT SH CH WS BNB S LMB YP SMB Gilbert Lake State Park. Permit required to launch boats. Ice fishing prohibited.
Glass Lake Sand Lake RT BNT
Goodyear Lake Milford A CP CA CH SH D WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Car top boat launch at end of Silliman Cove Rd. off County Rte 35. Hand launch only.
Green Lake Athens AE A RT BNT BRK CP SH BK WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP CA Car top boat launch on beach off Valley Rd, 10 cars.
Hampton Manor Lake East Greenbush AE CA SH WS BNB BK S LMB CRA YP Town park with roadside parking along lake.
Holding Pond RT BNT
Huggins Lake Colchester BRK SH BNB Trail head off Beery Brook Rd. Live bait prohibited. Ice fishing prohibited.
Iroquois Lake Schenectady CA SH BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Access in Schenectady’s Central Park off Iroquois Way and Monument Hill Rd.
Kinderhook Lake Chatham AE NP CP TM CA SH YB WS BNB CC WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Car top boat launch accessible from County Rte 28 in the village of Niverville. Electric motors only. Use caution in winter months.
Lake Taghkanic Gallatin LMB SMB CP CRA S RB YP WP BNB AE A SH CH BK Hand launch located on west shore by the beach, trailer ramp off east shore on Lake Taghkanic Rd. Permit required, available from park manager. Electric motors only. Daily use fee in season. Boat rentals available.
Little Pond Andes BNT RT
Long Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park) Grafton RT BNT LMB SMB CP S RB YP BNB CRA Hand launch, electric motors only. Day use fee in season. Boat rentals available. Open 8a.m. to dusk. Access points off N. Long Pond Rd. and the main parkway road near beach.
Looking Glass Pond Fulton SH BNB LMB Public access off Rossman Hill Rd.
Mallet Pond Fulton RT BNT SH BNB LMB Parking area at gated road off Rosseman Fly Rd. 0.3 mile walk to pond.
Mariaville Lake Duanesburg CP CA SH WS YB BNB BK RB S LMB SMB CRA YP Possible access at the general store on Rte 159, ask for permission. Boat launch located by island is for residents only.
Mill Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park) Grafton LMB SMB CP S RB YP CRA Hand launch on southwest shore along N. Long Pond Rd. No motors. Open 8 a.m. to dusk.
Mud Pond Colchester RT BNT
North-South Lake Hunter CP TM SH BNB LMB S YP CRA State Campground boat launch at end of County Rte 18. No motors allowed. Day use fee in season. Boat rentals available.
Ore Pit Pond Copake RT BNT SH BK WS BNB S LMB YP Laconic State Park in Copake Falls. Ice fishing prohibited.
Otsego Lake Springfield/Middlefield/Otsego A LW RT AS BNT BRK LT RS CP CA SH D CH WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W LLS State boat launch with ramp in Village of Cooperstown off Lake St. Glimmerglass State Park car top launch on northeast side of lake.
Otsego Lake Otsego/Springfield/Middlefield A LW RT AS BNT BRK LT RS CP CA SH D CH WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W LLS State boat launch with ramp in Village of Cooperstown off Lake St. Glimmerglass State Park car top launch on northeast side of lake.
Otsego Lake Middlefield/Otsego/Springfield A LW RT AS BNT BRK LT RS CP CA SH D CH WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W LLS State boat launch with ramp in Village of Cooperstown off Lake St. Glimmerglass State Park car top launch on northeast side of lake.
Pepacton Reservoir Colchester/Andes A BNT RT BRK RS CP CA SH WS BNB CC RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Permit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Pepacton Reservoir Andes/Colchester A BNT RT BRK RS CP CA SH WS BNB CC RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Permit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Queechy Lake Canaan RT BNT CP SH WS BNB RB S YP CRA LMB SMB Car top boat launch on northeast shore off County Rte 30. Hand launch, electric motors only. 12 cars.
Rensselaer Lake (Six Mile Waterworks) Colonie NP CP CA SH YB BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W RT Two fishing platforms available, canoes and kayaks allowed.
Schaghticoke Reservoir (Electric Lake) Schaghticoke CA SH WS YB BNB CC RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Carry in boat launch on Fisherman’s Ln. on southwest shore.
Schoharie Reservoir Conesville/Gilboa A RT BNT BRK CP CA SH WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W NYC DEP permit required. Numerous designated NYC DEP launches. Majority of shoreline is accessible through NYC DEP land. Row boats only, no motors. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP.
Schoharie Reservoir Gilboa/Conesville A RT BNT BRK CP CA SH WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W NYC DEP permit required. Numerous designated NYC DEP launches. Majority of shoreline is accessible through NYC DEP land. Row boats only, no motors. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP.
Second Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park) Grafton RT BNT LMB SMB CP S RB YP BNB CRA Beach launch, electric motors only. Day use fee in season. Boat rentals available. Open 8a.m. to dusk. Access points on Rte 2 off N. Long Pond Rd.
Shaver Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park) Grafton RT BNT LMB S RB BNB Walk in access off the main parkway road and off Shaved Pond Rd. No motors. Boat rentals available. Day use fee in season. Open 8 a.m. to dusk.
Snyders Lake North Greenbush AE CP CA SH WS BNB BK WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Boat ramp at end of Troy Avenue, no parking available. Day use fee in season. Possible parking at Dedrick Recreational Facility.
Steinmetz Lake Schenectady CA SH BNB S LMB YP Located in Steinmetz Park off Hendrickson Ave and Lenox Rd.
Thompsons Lake Berne/Knox RT BNT CP CA SH BK WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YP Boat launch off NY Rte 157, south of state park. Daily fee in season.
Thompsons Lake Knox/Berne RT BNT CP CA SH BK WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YP Boat launch off NY Rte 157, south of state park. Daily fee in season.
Tivoli Lake Albany BNB S LMB Manning Blvd North
Tomhannock Reservoir Pittstown CP CA SH WS YB BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W Permit required from City of Troy. Access points on Reservoir Road. Daylight hours only.
Trout Pond (Cables Lake) Colchester RT BNT
Valley Falls Reservoir Schaghticoke CA SH CH WS BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YP Car top launch located at Buskirk Covered Bridge.
Washington Park Lake Albany CA SH WS BNB S LMB CRA YP Boat rentals at boat house, no private boats.
Weed Mines Pond Copake RT SH WS BNB S LMB Parking lot on Weed Mines Rd. Pond in Taconic State Park. Ice fishing prohibited.
Wilber Lake Oneonta CP CA SH BLB BNB CRA RB S LMB SMB YP No boats, wading, swimming or camping allowed. Access points off East St. and Wilber Lake Rd.
Wright Lake Brunswick AE CA WS BNB WP RB S LMB CRA YP Parking area on Wright Lake Rd off Rte 40 and in Frear Park.

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