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East Caroga Lake


East Caroga Lake is located in the Town of Caroga, Fulton County. The lake provides excellent warm water fishing and rainbow trout fishing.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1452 Feet
Area: 198 Acres
Shoreline Length: 4.6 miles
Mean Depth: 13 Feet
Town: Caroga

East Caroga Lake Contour Map (PDF) (208 KB)


For access to the lake, boaters can use the state campground which is located off of Route 29A, 9 miles northwest of City of Gloversville. This campground has a beach launch and parking for 15 cars and trailers.

Fish Species

Smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed and rainbow trout.


This provides fishermen a chance to catch this beautiful trout along with the possibility of catching a warm water game fish. Trolling flashy artificials in the evening offers a good chance to catch these fish.


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

Ice fishing is permitted on East Caroga Lake.

Fisheries Management

Each year the lake is stocked with approximately 1,200 rainbow trout. This stocking helps to keep the fishery strong and successful for everyone to enjoy.