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Arctic Lake

Arctic Lake is a 60 acre recreation reservoir located in Oquaga Creek State Park in the Town of Sanford, Broome County. It is relatively steep sided with cobble and gravel along most of the shoreline. Oquaga Creek and another small tributary enter the reservoir at the north end.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,500 feet
Area: 60 acres
Length: 0.49 miles
Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Plant Life

Photo of Arctic Lake Contour Map
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Significant rooted aquatic vegetation in the northern section of the lake.

Public Access Sites

Oquaga Creek State Park. Shore access and hand launch. Boat rental.

General Fishing Information

Rainbow trout and largemouth bass are the main gamefish in the lake. Yellow perch and pumpkinseed sunfish are also found in the lake. The rainbow trout fishery is a "put-and-take" fishery with little summer holdover; so most anglers target the rainbow trout in early spring shortly after they're stocked.

Fisheries Management

Arctic Lake is stocked annually with approximately 2,500 year-old rainbow trout.

Fishing Regulations

Special fishing regulations exist for trout in Arctic Lake so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your fishing regulations guide.