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Green Lake (Clark Reservation State Park)

Green Lake is a small, deep water body located in Clark Reservation State Park near the Town of Dewitt, Onondaga County. Green Lake is often referred to as a glacial plunge pool lake. Plunge pool lakes are usually small (surface area) deep lakes. Its believed that Green Lake was formed by water melting off the top of a glacier, like a giant water fall. The force of this water fall tumbling off the glacier scoured a hole in the limestone creating Green Lake.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,700 feet
Area: 5 acres
Maximum Depth: 65 feet

Plant Life

Little rooted aquatic vegetation found in the lake.

Public Access Sites

Clark Reservation State Park. To access the lake you must descend 175 feet down a rock staircase. No boats are allowed on the lake. For more information contact Clark Reservation State Park at (315) 492-1590 or click on their link under links leaving DEC's website in the right column.

General Fishing Information

Main gamefish found in the lake are walleye and chain pickerel. Pumpkinseed sunfish can also be caught there. If fishing for the pickerel, try spinnerbaits, spoons or stickbaits. Don't forget to use a wire leader to avoid having these toothy fish cut your line. For the walleye try stickbaits or jigs (bucktail or plastic) tipped with worms.

Fisheries Management

Green Lake is stocked annually with approximately 20,000 walleye fry. Statewide fishing regulations apply.

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