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Greenwood Lake

Greenwood Lake is a 25 acre impoundment found in Greenwood County Park, a Broome County Park, located about twelve miles north of the city of Binghamton.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,400 feet
Area: 25 acres
Maximum Depth: 25 feet

Plant Life

A fair amount of rooted aquatic vegetation can be found scattered throughout the lake.

Public Access

Greenwood Park. No private boats are allowed on Greenwood Lake. Row boats can be rented in the park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information contact Broome County Park at (607)-778-2193, or by clicking on the Greenwood Park link under links leaving DEC's website in the right hand column.

Fishing information

The main gamefish found in the lake are rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Black crappie and pumpkinseed sunfish can also be found in the pond. Rainbow trout are usually targeted in the spring and early-summer shortly after they're stocked. Some trout are able to survive the warm summer months, so there is limited holdover. Good baits to try are worms, minnows, and artificial natural baits (like Gulp or PowerBait). Spinners, small stickbaits, spoons and flies will also work. During the winter try ice fishing with tip-ups baited with small minnows or jigging with spoons (like Swedish pimples) tipped with spikes, moussies or a minnow head.

Fisheries Management

Greenwood Lake is stocked annually with 1,890 one year-old (8-9") rainbow trout. Ice fishing is permitted. Special regulations exist for trout on Greenwood Lake so review the Special Regulations by County section of your Freshwater Fishing Guide.


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