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


AAlewivesCHSChinook SalmonLMBLargemouth BassSKHSnakehead
AEAmerican EelCOSCoho SalmonLTLake TroutSMBSmallmouth Bass
BFBowfinCPChain PickerelLWLake WhitefishSPLSplake
BKBanded KillfishCRACrappieMMuskellungeSTSteelhead
BLBBlack BullheadDDaceNPNorthern PikeTMTiger Musky
BNBBrown BullheadFDFreshwater Drum/SheepsheadRBRock BassWWalleye
BNTBrown TroutFFFallfishRPRedfin PickerelWPWhite Perch
BRKBrook TroutGRPGrass PickerelRSRainbow SmeltWSWhite Sucker
CACarpGZSGizzard ShadRTRainbow TroutYBYellow Bullhead
CCChannel CatfishLGLongnose GarSSunfishYPYellow Perch
CHBChubLLSLandlocked SalmonSHShiners

LAKE/PONDLOCATIONSPECIESSPECIAL NOTES
Ann Lee PondColonieCA SH YB BNB S LMB CRA YPShore fishing only.
Arnold LakeHartwickRT BNT CP SH CH WS BNB RB S SMB YPCar top at outlet on Arnold Lake Rd. Launch provided by lake association.
Basic Creek ReservoirWesterloAE NP CP CA SH WS BNB WP S SMB LMB YP CRA W YB BKOpen dawn to dusk. Worms and artificial lures only. No ice fishing. Shore fishing only. Must obtain access permit from the City of Albany.
Basswood PondBurlingtonRT BNT SH BNB S LMBSmall park and fishing dock located on southwest corner of the pond. Conservation Rd in Basswood State Forest. Ice fishing prohibited.
Big PondAndesAE RT BNT CP SH WS BNB S SMB LMB YPCar top launch at southwest end off Big Pond Rd.
Black River PondBerlinSH BNB S YPHand launch boat launch in Cherry Plains State Park. Miller Rd. /Rte 35. Day use fee in season. No motors. Boat rentals available.
Bradley LakeTroyAE SH WS BNB RB S LMB CRA WP YPParking lot located across from tennis courts on Frear Park Rd. Trail paths provide access to the shoreline.
Buckingham PondAlbanyCA BNB S CRA YPLocated in Buckingham Lake Park
Burden LakeNassau/Sand LakeNP CP SH WS YB BNB BK WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W CACar top launch located on 2nd Dyke Rd. off Burden Lake Rd. Shoreline fishing off roadway and bridges.
Burden LakeSand Lake/NassauNP CP SH WS YB BNB BK WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W CACar top launch located on 2nd Dyke Rd. off Burden Lake Rd. Shoreline fishing off roadway and bridges.
Canadarago LakeRichfield/ExeterA BNT CP CA SH D BK YB WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YP W TMState Park boat launch at end of Dennison Rd. Day use fee in season. 40 cars and trailers in lot.
Canadarago LakeExeter/RichfieldA BNT CP CA SH D BK YB WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YP W TMState Park boat launch at end of Dennison Rd. Day use fee in season. 40 cars and trailers in lot.
Cannonsville ReservoirTompkins/DepositA BNT BRK SH CP CA YB WS BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YPPermit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Cannonsville ReservoirDeposit/TompkinsA BNT BRK SH CP CA YB WS BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YPPermit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Colgate LakeJewettBNT SH CH WS SCar top launch on Country Rte 78, no motors.
Collins LakeGlenvilleCP NP CA SH WS YB BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YPBoat 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 LakeCopakeAE NP CP CA SH D BK WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WCar top launch accessible by Lakeview Road or County Rte 7 on Southeast side of lake.
Crumhorn LakeMilfordCP SH BNB S LMB SMB CRA YPCar 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)GraftonCP SH WS YB BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YPBoat ramp located off Johnston Rd. Car top launch located off Dunham Rd. Day use fee in season. Electric motors only.
Dyken PondBerlin/GraftonCP SH WS BNB RB S LMB YP WCar top launch off Deer Run Way on west shore.
Dyken PondGrafton/BerlinCP SH WS BNB RB S LMB YP WCar top launch off Deer Run Way on west shore.
East Sidney ReservoirFranklin/SidneyCA SH WS BNB RB YP S LMB SMBBoat launch located at East Sydney Dam Recreational area. Ice fishing prohibited.
East Sidney ReservoirSidney/FranklinCA SH WS BNB RB YP S LMB SMBBoat launch located at East Sydney Dam Recreational area. Ice fishing prohibited.
Featherstonhaugh LakeDuanesburgSH WS BNB BK S LMB CRA YPCar top launch on south shore located off Judith Lane.
Gilbert LakeNew LisbonRT SH CH WS BNB S LMB YP SMBGilbert Lake State Park. Permit required to launch boats. Ice fishing prohibited.
Glass LakeSand LakeRT BNT
Goodyear LakeMilfordA CP CA CH SH D WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WCar top boat launch at end of Silliman Cove Rd. off County Rte 35. Hand launch only.
Green LakeAthensAE A RT BNT BRK CP SH BK WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP CACar top boat launch on beach off Valley Rd, 10 cars.
Hampton Manor LakeEast GreenbushAE CA SH WS BNB BK S LMB CRA YPTown park with roadside parking along lake.
Holding PondRT BNT
Huggins LakeColchesterBRK SH BNBTrail head off Beery Brook Rd. Live bait prohibited. Ice fishing prohibited.
Iroquois LakeSchenectadyCA SH BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YPAccess in Schenectady’s Central Park off Iroquois Way and Monument Hill Rd.
Kinderhook LakeChathamAE NP CP TM CA SH YB WS BNB CC WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WCar top boat launch accessible from County Rte 28 in the village of Niverville. Electric motors only. Use caution in winter months.
Lake TaghkanicGallatinLMB SMB CP CRA S RB YP WP BNB AE A SH CH BKHand 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 PondAndesBNT RT
Long Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park)GraftonRT BNT LMB SMB CP S RB YP BNB CRAHand 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 PondFultonSH BNB LMBPublic access off Rossman Hill Rd.
Mallet PondFultonRT BNT SH BNB LMBParking area at gated road off Rosseman Fly Rd. 0.3 mile walk to pond.
Mariaville LakeDuanesburgCP CA SH WS YB BNB BK RB S LMB SMB CRA YPPossible 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)GraftonLMB SMB CP S RB YP CRAHand launch on southwest shore along N. Long Pond Rd. No motors. Open 8 a.m. to dusk.
Mud PondColchesterRT BNT
North-South LakeHunterCP TM SH BNB LMB S YP CRAState Campground boat launch at end of County Rte 18. No motors allowed. Day use fee in season. Boat rentals available.
Ore Pit PondCopakeRT BNT SH BK WS BNB S LMB YPLaconic State Park in Copake Falls. Ice fishing prohibited.
Otsego LakeSpringfield/Middlefield/OtsegoA LW RT AS BNT BRK LT RS CP CA SH D CH WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W LLSState boat launch with ramp in Village of Cooperstown off Lake St. Glimmerglass State Park car top launch on northeast side of lake.
Otsego LakeOtsego/Springfield/MiddlefieldA LW RT AS BNT BRK LT RS CP CA SH D CH WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W LLSState boat launch with ramp in Village of Cooperstown off Lake St. Glimmerglass State Park car top launch on northeast side of lake.
Otsego LakeMiddlefield/Otsego/SpringfieldA LW RT AS BNT BRK LT RS CP CA SH D CH WS YB BNB BK RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W LLSState boat launch with ramp in Village of Cooperstown off Lake St. Glimmerglass State Park car top launch on northeast side of lake.
Pepacton ReservoirColchester/AndesA BNT RT BRK RS CP CA SH WS BNB CC RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WPermit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Pepacton ReservoirAndes/ColchesterA BNT RT BRK RS CP CA SH WS BNB CC RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WPermit required from NYC DEP. No motors, row boats only. Must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. Ice fishing prohibited.
Queechy LakeCanaanRT BNT CP SH WS BNB RB S YP CRA LMB SMBCar top boat launch on northeast shore off County Rte 30. Hand launch, electric motors only. 12 cars.
Rensselaer Lake (Six Mile Waterworks)ColonieNP CP CA SH YB BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP W RTTwo fishing platforms available, canoes and kayaks allowed.
Schaghticoke Reservoir (Electric Lake)SchaghticokeCA SH WS YB BNB CC RB S SMB LMB CRA YPCarry in boat launch on Fisherman’s Ln. on southwest shore.
Schoharie ReservoirConesville/GilboaA RT BNT BRK CP CA SH WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WNYC 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 ReservoirGilboa/ConesvilleA RT BNT BRK CP CA SH WS BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WNYC 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)GraftonRT BNT LMB SMB CP S RB YP BNB CRABeach 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)GraftonRT BNT LMB S RB BNBWalk 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 LakeNorth GreenbushAE CP CA SH WS BNB BK WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WBoat ramp at end of Troy Avenue, no parking available. Day use fee in season. Possible parking at Dedrick Recreational Facility.
Steinmetz LakeSchenectadyCA SH BNB S LMB YPLocated in Steinmetz Park off Hendrickson Ave and Lenox Rd.
Thompsons LakeBerne/KnoxRT BNT CP CA SH BK WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YPBoat launch off NY Rte 157, south of state park. Daily fee in season.
Thompsons LakeKnox/BerneRT BNT CP CA SH BK WS BNB RB S CRA LMB SMB YPBoat launch off NY Rte 157, south of state park. Daily fee in season.
Tivoli LakeAlbanyBNB S LMBManning Blvd North
Tomhannock ReservoirPittstownCP CA SH WS YB BNB WP RB S SMB LMB CRA YP WPermit required from City of Troy. Access points on Reservoir Road. Daylight hours only.
Trout Pond (Cables Lake)ColchesterRT BNT
Valley Falls ReservoirSchaghticokeCA SH CH WS BNB RB S SMB LMB CRA YPCar top launch located at Buskirk Covered Bridge.
Washington Park LakeAlbanyCA SH WS BNB S LMB CRA YPBoat rentals at boat house, no private boats.
Weed Mines PondCopakeRT SH WS BNB S LMBParking lot on Weed Mines Rd. Pond in Taconic State Park. Ice fishing prohibited.
Wilber LakeOneontaCP CA SH BLB BNB CRA RB S LMB SMB YPNo boats, wading, swimming or camping allowed. Access points off East St. and Wilber Lake Rd.
Wright LakeBrunswickAE CA WS BNB WP RB S LMB CRA YPParking area on Wright Lake Rd off Rte 40 and in Frear Park.

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