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East Caroga Lake

East Caroga Lake is located in the Town of Caroga, Fulton County. The lake provides excellent warm water fishing and rainbow trout fishing.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1452 Feet
Area: 198 Acres
Shoreline Length: 4.6 miles
Mean Depth: 13 Feet
County & Town: Fulton County, Town of Caroga

View the East Caroga Lake Contour Map (PDF).


For access to the lake, boaters can use the state campground which is located off of Route 29A, 9 miles northwest of City of Gloversville. This campground has a beach launch and parking for 15 cars and trailers.

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

Fish Species:

Smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed and rainbow trout.


This lake provides fishermen a chance to catch this beautiful trout along with the possibility of catching a warm water game fish. Trolling flashy artificials in the evening offers a good chance to catch these fish.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted on East Caroga Lake.


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

Fisheries Management:

Each year the lake is stocked with approximately 1,200 rainbow trout. This stocking helps to keep the fishery strong and successful for everyone to enjoy.

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