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Putnam Pond

Physical Characteristics:

Area: 185 acres
Elevation: 1,308 feet
Shoreline Length: ~ 3.7 miles
Max Depth: 34 feet
Mean Depth: 10.5 feet
Thermocline: ~18 feet


Within DEC Putnam Pond Campground. Off Route 74, 6 miles west of the Village of Ticonderoga. There is a hard surface ramp and parking for 10 cars and trailers. A day use fee is charged during peak season. The launch is open year round.

Fish Species:

Northern pike, largemouth bass, black crappie, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed and yellow perch.

Fisheries Management:

Putnam Pond used to be stocked with tiger musky, but the policy was cancelled after many years of not seeing a return. There may still be a few adult fish present in the pond. The lake is a popular fishing destination for black crappie and yellow perch. It is a common destination for ice anglers. The northern arm of the pond is mostly featureless and may offer its best fishing in the winter and early spring.


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

Ice fishing is permitted.

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