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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake has a brook trout population that is supported by natural reproduction. Along with the great scenery, Crystal Lake offers access to hiking trails and camping opportunities. The use of baitfish is prohibited to help protect the brook trout fishery.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,732 feet
Area: 38 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.4 miles
Town: Fremont


NYS DEC Hand Launch off Lake Tennanah Road on Crystal Lake Road, 8 miles southwest of Hamlet of Roscoe. Electric Motors only. 30 cars. 0.1 miles from lake; 5 cars lakeside.

Fish Species:

Brook trout


Crystal Lake brook trout image

Anglers have success catching brookies using various techniques. Fly anglers like using dry flies during the morning and evening hours. One suggested fly during the daylight hours would be a light cahill. Anglers using spinning gear have success using inline spinners and small silver spoons.


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