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Chenango Lake

Chenango Lake is a small clear lake located in northeastern Chenango County near the City of Norwich.The Norwich Water Department uses Chenango Lake as a reserve water supply reservoir.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,800 feet
Area: 133 acres
Length: 0.75 miles
Maximum Depth: 30 feet

Plant Life

Aquatic plants are found mainly on the north and south ends of the lake. Few aquatic plants are found along the middle shore line due to the steep drop off.

Public Access Sites

An informal public access hand launch is available in the form of a roadside pull-off on the south end off West Shore road.

General Fishing Information

Largemouth and smallmouth bass, chain pickerel and tiger musky are the main gamefish found in the lake. Yellow perch, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass and brown bullhead are also found in the lake. Chenango Lake is a popular ice fishing location for yellow perch.

Fisheries Management

Chenango Lake is stocked annually with approximately 450 tiger musky. Statewide fishing regulations apply.


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