D E C banner
D E C banner


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Guilford Lake

Guilford Lake is a 70 acre natural kettle lake located in the Town of Guilford, Chenango County. The lake is nearly circular in shape with a mean depth of 34 feet and a maximum depth of 70 feet. The eastern half of lake shore is undeveloped pasture and forest while a mix of permanent and summer homes line the western shoreline.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,600 feet
Area: 70 acres
Length: 0.5 miles
Maximum Depth: 70 feet

Plant Life

Photo of Guilford Lake Contour Map
Click on thumbnail to access a
large map in pdf (279 Kb file)

There are some scattered, dense beds of rooted aquatic plants around the margins of the entire lake with the greatest concentrations occurring along the northern and western shore.

Public Access Sites

In Guilford, near the lake outlet along County Route 35. Hand launch. Parking for 15 cars.

General Fishing Information

The main gamefish found in the lake are brown and rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and chain pickerel. Black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, rock bass and brown bullhead can also be found in the lake.

Fisheries Management

Guilford Lake is stocked annually with approximately 200 two-year old brown trout and 1,600 year-old rainbow trout.
Special fishing regulations exist for trout in Guilford Lake so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your fishing guide.