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Putnam Pond

Physical Features:

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


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.


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.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted.

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.


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

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