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Papish Pond

Papish Pond, also known as High Lake or Glover Pond, is a small shallow lake located in Cortland County near the Village of Cincinnatus. The pond is part of the 195 acre Papish Pond Multiple Use Area.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1400 feet
Area: 38 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.1 miles
Maximum Depth: 15 feet
County & Town: Cortland County, Town of Cincinnatus

Aquatic Plant Life:

Significant rooted aquatic vegetation growth throughout the pond.


Off Beach Road, six miles southwest of the Village of Cincinnatus. Hand launch. Parking for 6 cars. Electric Motors Only.

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

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, creek chubsucker, and brown bullhead.


This pond does suffer from low dissolved oxygen levels during long winters with deep snow, which does result in some "winter kill" fish mortality.


Statewide regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide (PDF).

Fisheries Management:

Papish Pond is not stocked.

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