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Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Blue Lake, also called Sterling Forest Lake, is located inside Sterling Forest State Park (Leaves DEC website). Blue Lake has a nice boat launch and provides anglers with a good opportunity at catching some fish.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 650 feet
Area: 115 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.3 miles
Max Depth: 26 feet


Provided by Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC). Located off of Blue Lake Rd. Both a PIPC and Sterling Forest boat permit are required. No gas motors. For more information call 845-351-5907.

Fish Species:

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel and Panfish.


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

Fisheries Management:

Blue Lake is stocked annually with 800 yearling Brown Trout, 100 two-year-old Brown Trout and 800 yearling Rainbow Trout.