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Eaton Brook Reservoir

Eaton Brook Reservoir is a small Y-shaped water body located in Madison County near the Hamlet of West Eaton. It is one of the numerous area reservoirs that was built to supply water to the Erie canal.

Small map of Eaton Brook Reservoir Contour Map
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a large map in PDF (290 Kb)

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,400 feet
Area: 272 acres
Length: 1.65 miles
Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Plant Life

Rooted aquatic vegetation can be found around the shore of most of the lake out to about 15 feet of water. The area south of the causeway and it's western arm have significant plant growth.

Public Access Sites

Off Eaton Brook Road (County Route 52), 2 miles east of the hamlet of West Eaton. Concrete ramp. Parking for 13 cars and trailers.

General Fishing Information

The main gamefish found in the reservoir are largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout and chain pickerel. Panfish such as bluegills, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, black crappie and rock bass can also be found in Eaton Brook.

Fisheries Management

Eaton Brook is stocked yearly with approximately 2,000 year-old rainbow trout and between 760,000 and 1.3 million walleye fry. The most recent DEC fisheries surveys were done in 2013. To view the abstracts and summary fish information, please click Eaton Brook Reservoir Fisheries Survey 2013.

Special Fishing Regulations

Special fishing regulations exist for trout in all waters in Madison County. In addition, there is a special fishing regulation for Walleye on Eaton Brook Reservoir. Please review your fishing regulations guide for details.