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Canada Lake

Unlike the nearby Caroga lakes, Canada Lake is deep and provides colder water for species such as trout to survive. There is an annual draw down on the lake by way of a control structure on the outlet of Stewart Landing. The impoundment of this water has created a lake complex of Canada Lake, West Lake, and Green Lake.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,550 Feet
Area: 554 Acres
Shoreline Length: 6.1 miles
Mean Depth: 70 Feet
County & Town: Fulton County, Town of Caroga

Canada Lake Contour Map (PDF)


There is no boat launch on Canada Lake; however, there is an access site on West Lake which connects to Canada Lake. The West Lake launch is located off route 10, one mile south of the intersection of Routes 29A and 10 on the Point Breeze Road. The single lane hard surface ramp has 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:

Brown trout, brown bullhead, lake trout, chain pickerel, smallmouth bass, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and pumpkinseed.


Canada Lake has excellent fishing for both brown trout and lake trout in the deeper parts of the lake. Smallmouth bass can be found along the rocky shores of Canada Lake and West Lake. Green Lake can be accessed with a small boat by going under route 10.

Ice Fishing:



Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

Fisheries Management:

Each year Canada Lake is stocked with approximately brown trout and lake trout to help maintain the population. This stocking helps to keep the fishery strong and successful for everyone to enjoy.

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