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Shaver Pond (Grafton Lakes State Park)

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1468 feet
Area: 44 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.4 miles
Max Depth: 56 feet
Mean Depth: 28 feet
County & Town: Rensselaer County, Town of Grafton


Multiple walk in access trails with parking off the main Parkway Road and off Shaver Pond Road. Hand launch. Park day use fee in season. No motors permitted. 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:

Rainbow trout, Largemouth bass, Pumpkinseed, Rock bass, Brown bullhead


Warmwater Fishing

Anglers are able to catch some largemouth bass and panfish right off shore. Although not always plentiful, they do offer some good action.

Coldwater Fishing

Approximately 250 rainbow trout are stocked each Spring. The lake is fairly deep, so using a canoe/kayak can improve your chances of catching larger trout holding near the bottom.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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