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Wilber Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,532 feet
Area: 89.4 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.4 miles
Length: 0.8 miles
Max Depth: 40 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
Town: Oneonta

Aquatic Plant Life:

Rooted aquatic vegetation limited to shorelines and shallow pond area on north side of lake.


City of Oneonta and DEC access points off East Street & Wilber Lake Road. No boats, wading, swimming or camping allowed. No permit required.

Fish Species:

Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch


The lake is a popular fishing spot for residents of Oneonta and surrounding areas. Although fishing is limited to the shoreline, some decent catches of panfish and bass have been reported.

Ice Fishing:



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

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