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Chenango Lake (Broome County)

Chenango Lake is a small waterbody situated in Chenango Valley State Park near the Village of Chenango Forks, Broome County.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,500 feet
Area:40 acres
Length: 0.75 miles
Maximum Depth: 17 feet

Plant Life

A fair amount of rooted aquatic vegetation throughout much of the lake.

Public Access Sites

Chenango Valley State Park. Shore access and boat rental. For more information call Chenango Valley State Park at (607) 648-5251 or click on their link in the right column under links leaving DEC's website.

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. Most anglers target the rainbow trout during the spring and early-summer shortly after stocking. There are some cold water springs located in the northern part of the lake that do offer some refuge for trout during the warmer summer months. Fishing with worms, minnows, artificial natural baits (like Gulp or PowerBait) or corn suspended under a bobber usually works well for the trout.

Fisheries Management

Chenango Lake is stocked annually with approximately 10,500 year-old rainbow trout (8-9"). Special fishing regulations exist for trout in Chenango Lake so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your Freshwater Fishing Guide.


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