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Second Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park)

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1490 feet
Area: 31 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.1 miles
Max Depth: 25 feet
Mean Depth: 14 feet
County & Town: Rensselaer County, Town of Grafton


Route 2 off N. Long Pond Road in Grafton. Hand (beach) launch. Park day use fee in season. Electric motors only. Boat rentals available. 5 cars and trailers.

Grafton Lakes State Park is open from 8 am to dusk.

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

Fish Species:

Brown trout, Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Chain pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Rock bass, Yellow perch, Brown bullhead, Alewife


Warmwater Fishing

Second Pond holds small numbers of bass and pickerel, although some have been reported between 14-18 inches long. Second Pond also has an average number of panfish which provides summer fun for kids and adults. Shoreline access is available at various points around the pond, particularly near the boat launch and where the inlet creek comes into the pond from Long Lake.

Coldwater Fishing

Second pond is stocked with brown trout with average lengths between 8.5 - 9.5 inches. Trout can hold over in the pond, offering anglers a chance to catch trout over 15 inches. A canoe may improve angler's chances in catching the bigger trout holding deep in the pond.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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