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Alder Lake

Alder Lake is a great location if you are looking for a quiet waterbody with not a lot of other boating activity. This lake is perfect for using a kayak or canoe. Anglers report of catching some nice sized brook trout. Camping is also available.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 2,211 feet
Area: 45 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.3 miles
Max Depth: 22 feet
Mean Depth: 8.9 feet
County & Town: Ulster County, Town of Hardenburgh


State carry-down off Rte 54, 2.5 miles northeast of Hamlet of Turnwood. Electric Motors Only. Parking for 10 cars.

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Ulster County page.

Fish Species:

Brook trout


Photo of a Brook Trout

Popular methods for catching the brook trout in Alder Lake include casting small spoons and inline-spinners. Fly anglers also report of having a lot of success using a variety of flies. Small trout worms are also very productive for catching the trout that won't bite an artificial lure.


Special regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide (PDF).

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