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Paradox Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 816 feet
Area: 896 surface acres
Shoreline Length: 12 miles
Length: ~ 4 miles
Max Depth: 52 feet
Mean Depth: 25 feet
Max Width: ~75 miles
Thermocline: ~23 feet
Town: Schroon

Access:

Within DEC Paradox Lake Campground off of Route 74, two miles east of the Hamlet of Severence. The boat launch has a hard surface ramp with parking for 25 cars and trailers. There is a day use fee during peak season and the launch is open year round.

Fish Species:

Lake trout, rainbow trout, lake herring, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed and yellow perch.

Fishing:

Paradox Lake has a natural population of lake trout. The DEC stocks rainbow trout each spring and is also doing an experimental stocking of landlocked salmon.

Regulations:

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

Fisheries Management:

Paradox Lake is stocked with landlocked salmon and rainbow trout annually. The west basin has a maximum depth of 52 feet and is suitable to salmonids in the summer months. The east basin is not deep enough to provide cold waters for salmon in the summer.


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