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Canopus Lake

Canopus Lake, located right off of Route 301, offers very easy access and good fishing opportunities. Boat rentals are available through Fahnestock State Park. Ice fishing is also allowed. There are trails around the perimeter of the lake which is great for anglers fishing from the shore.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 915 feet
Area: 100 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.7 miles
Max Depth: 19 feet
Mean Depth: 7 feet
County & Town: Putnam County, Town of Carmel


Hand launch is located at Clarence Fahnestock State Park. Off route 301, 9 miles east of Village of Cold Springs. Parking for 10 cars. Electric Motors Only. Permit required, available from park manager.

View the Canopus Lake Contour Map (PDF).

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

Canopus Lake

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, Black Crappie and Yellow Perch


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

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