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Access for Anglers with Disabilities in North Central NY

The following is a list, by county, of fishing access sites for anglers with disabilities.

Although every effort is made to keep this information current, please confirm the availability of facilities with the appropriate DEC Regional Office.

Herkimer County

  • Mohawk River
    • at Moss Island Park in Little Falls adjacent to Lock 17 of the Barge Canal
    • in the Village of Ilion where Route 51 crosses the Barge Canal
    • in the Village of Frankfort at the end of Fox Street off Railroad Street
  • Nicks Lake Campground - off Rte. 28, 1.5 miles southwest of Old Forge. Picnic tables, pavilion, canoe launch, fishing pier, new restroom building.
  • Quiver Pond - shoreline fishing off South Shores Acres Rd., five and a half miles west of Old Forge

Jefferson County

  • Black Pond Trail - Bolton Road, Town of Ellisburg. Wildlife observation, 0.4 mile trail passing through woodland, wetland and dune areas and ending on the Lake Ontario shoreline, plus a fishing pier and an observation deck.
  • Black River - at the Village of Dexter boat launch
  • St. Lawrence River - at DEC Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station off Route 12E in the Village of Cape Vincent

Lewis County

  • Black River - off Route 812 in Dadville
  • Crystal Creek Fishing Pier at Indian Pipe State Forest - Rte. 812, New Bremen, north of Lowville. Parking, MAPPWD permit access trail to fishing pier on Crystal Creek.
  • Green Pond Fishing Pier at Bonaparte's Cave State Forest - North Bonaparte Road, Town of Diana. MAPPWD permit access to fishing pier.
  • Lime Quarry Fishing Pier at Onjebonge State Forest - Lime Quarry Road, Town of Diana. Accessible fishing pier on Indian River.
  • West Branch Oswegatchie River - with access to Mudd Pond, on Long Pond Road, Town of Croghan

Oneida County

Photo of the wheelchair accessible fishing platform at Oriskany Creek
  • Chittning Pond at Albert J Woodford Memorial State Forest - fishing pier, picnic tables, no privy, on Route 20 between Waterville and Bridgewater
  • West Branch Fish Creek - shorefishing in the Village of Camden, one block west of Rte 13 on NY Rte 69
  • Mohawk River - fishing deck at Rome Fish Hatchery outlet, east of NY Rte 46
  • Oriskany Creek - in the Village of Oriskany Falls, Cooper Street. Accessible fishing platform, located along the village sidewalk, provides access for anglers and opportunity for nature observation. The Oriskany Falls are visible from the Cassety Street bridge as the creek cascades down a series of small steps. The platform sits below the bridge, high above the creek, over a second falls, man-made, about 6-feet high. This portion of the creek is not stocked by DEC but fishing is possible below the falls. The fishing platform is labeled as the "Hinman Memorial Fishing Access Site". This site is served by municipal designated parking. There is no port-a-john at this location. Directions: From Route 12B, turn right onto Broad Street then right onto Cassety St. Park just past the bridge, on the right.

St. Lawrence County

  • Clear Pond - shore access, Clear Pond Rd., west from White Hill Rd., approxmately 5.5 miles south of the hamlet of Parishville
  • Cranberry Lake - Cranberry Lake Campground 1.5 miles south on Lone Pine Road
  • Horseshoe Lake - State Rte. 30, south of the Village of Tupper Lake. Fishing pier, 2 campsites, picnic table, tent pad, privy, fire ring
  • Tooley Pond - shore access, Tooley Pond Rd., 6 miles north of Cranberry Lake

See a full listing of DEC's accessible recreation destinations.