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Glenwood Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 453 feet
Area: 92.6 acres
Length: 7,000 feet
Max Depth: 44 feet
Mean Depth: 18 feet
Town: Medina


Orleans County maintains a concrete boat launch with parking for 10 cars/trailers on NYS Route 63.

Fish Species:

Northern Pike, Channel Catfish, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Walleye. Last surveyed in 1991.


Glenwood Lake is a hydroelectric reservoir created around 1925 by damming Oak Orchard Creek. The NYS Barge Canal is a major tributary and fisheries influence. Water level fluctuations caused by hydroelectric dam operation likely limit shoreline spawning. The deeper portions of the reservoir are devoid of oxygen.

Aquatic Vegetation:

Glenwood Lake has a steep sided, rocky shoreline with fluctuating water levels which limit aquatic vegetation to shallow areas near the dam and creek inlets.


Statewide Angling Regulations apply.

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