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Lake Neatahwanta

Lake Neatahwanta is a 715 acre warmwater lake located in Oswego County in the Town of Granby, partially within the city limits of Fulton. Neatahwanta means "little lake near the big lake" in Iroquois.

Physical Features

Elevation: 400 feet
Area: 715 acres
Length: 1.5 miles
Maximum Depth: 13 feet

Plant Life

Very limited rooted aquatic vegetation as the water is often turbid and there are frequent algal blooms.

Public Access Sites

  • City of Fulton's has a fishing pier and small boat launch located on Route 3.
  • The City also has a campground on the lake, the North Bay Campground, which also has shore fishing and boat launching for a fee. For more information and rates, please contact the City of Fulton's Parks and Recreation Department.

Fish Species

Largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch, white perch, brown bullhead, white sucker, golden shiner, common carp, bowfin and gizzard shad.

General Fishing Information

Because the water is often turbid, using lures that have rattles or give off a lot of vibration are recommended when fishing for the largemouth bass or northern pike. Lures such as lipless crankbaits or spinnerbaits would be good choices. The lake has an abundant bowfin (also called dogfish) population. Bowfin are often an overlooked fish, as they are not as glamorous as some of the other species, but they're hard fighting fish and fun to catch. They do have very sharp teeth, so be careful when handling them. For more information on bowfin please view The Bowfin New York's Disrespected Living Fossil. Common carp are abundant and can be caught on corn or dough baits. Panfishing can be good during the ice fishing season, especially for black crappie. Try small jigs tipped with spikes or minnows; glow baits are recommended.


Statewide fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

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