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Tri-County Pond ( Cortland and Tioga)

Tri-County Pond is a small, semi-remote pond located at the intersection of Cortland, Tioga and Tompkins counties. The pond is situated in the 1,938 acre Robinson Hollow State Forest.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1800 feet
Area: 1.7 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.3 miles
Length: 0.1 miles
Maximum Depth: 10 feet
Towns: Caroline, Harford


Robinson Hollow State Forest. Parking area off Lacey Road. Parking for four cars. Electric motors only.

Fish Species:

Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, brown bullhead, and golden shiner.


Rainbow trout are usually caught during the spring shortly after they are stocked. Black crappie are numerous in the pond, but growth rates are slow with most fish being only 5 to 6 inches.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website). Ice fishing is permitted.

Fisheries Management:

Tri-County Pond is stocked annually with approximately 200 yearling rainbow trout and is managed as a put-and-take rainbow trout fishery. Some largemouth bass were stocked into the pond in 2002 in hopes that they would establish a self sustaining population and control crappie recruitment enough to allow the remaining crappie to reach quality size.