Canada Lake is located in the Town of Caroga, Fulton County. Unlike the nearby Caroga lakes, Canada Lake is very deep which provides colder water for species such as trout to survive. There is an annual draw down on the lake by way of a control structure on the outlet of Stewart Landing. The impoundment of this water has created a lake complex of Canada Lake, West Lake and Green Lake.
Surface Area: 554 Acres
Mean Depth: 70 Ft
Canada Lake Contour Map (PDF) (210 KB)
There is no boat launch on Canada Lake; however there is an access site on West Lake which connects to Canada Lake. The West Lake launch is located off route 10, one mile south of the intersection of Routes 29A and 10 on the Point Breeze Road. The single lane hard surface ramp has parking for 15 cars and trailers.
Fish found within this lake include: brown trout, brown bullhead, lake trout, chain pickerel, smallmouth bass, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and pumpkinseed. Canada Lake has excellent fishing for both brown trout and lake trout in the deeper parts of the lake. Smallmouth bass can be found along the rocky shores of Canada Lake and West Lake. Green Lake can be accessed with a small boat by going under route 10.
Each year Canada Lake is stocked with approximately 1,700 Brown Trout and 1,300 Lake Trout to help maintain the population. This stocking helps to keep the fishery strong and successful for everyone to enjoy.
Statewide fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)
Ice fishing is permitted on Canada Lake.