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Jamesville Reservoir

Jamesville Reservoir is located in Onondaga County near the Village of Jamesville. The reservoir was formed by the impounding of a section of Butternut Creek. Like many of the area reservoirs, it was originally constructed to supply water to the Erie Canal. Jamesville Beach County Park borders most of the south west corner of the reservoir.

Physical Features

Elevation: 700 feet
Area: 224 acres
Length: 1.3 miles
Maximum Depth: 35 feet

Plant Life

Photo of Jamesville Reservoir Contour Map
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Limited rooted aquatic vegetation found in the reservoir.

Public Access Sites

One mile south of Jamesville, Off Route 91, adjacent to the Onondaga County Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility. Hand launch with a 100 yard carry to water. Parking for 10 cars.

Jamesville Beach County Park. Carry down and shore access for a day use fee.

General Fishing Information

The main gamefish in the reservoir are largemouth and smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, tiger musky and walleye. White perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch are also found in the reservoir.

Fisheries Management

Jamesville Reservoir is stocked annually with approximately 1,150 tiger musky and periodically with walleye fingerlings.
There are special regulations for walleye on Jamesville Reservoir, so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your fishing guide.