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Lake Durant

Lake Durant is located east of the village of Blue Mountain Lake. Lake Durant is a warm water fishery and offers good fishing for both tiger muskies and largemouth bass.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1769 Feet
Area: 289 Acres
Shoreline Length: 6.2 miles
County & Town: Hamilton County, Town of Indian Lake

View the Lake Durant Contour Map (PDF).


There is a boat launch at the DEC's Lake Durant Campground. The campground is located on Route 28, 3 miles east of the Hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake. This is a hard surface ramp that can hold 10 cars and trailers. Additionally, there is a accessible fishing pier at the campground. A day use fee will apply to access the campground.

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

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, tiger muskellunge, brown bullhead, yellow perch, rock bass and pumpkinseed.


Man holding tiger musky from Lake Durant.
Tiger Muskellunge from Lake Durant

The best time to fish on Lake Durant would be early morning and early evening. When fishing for muskies, it would be best to stay along the weedlines. When fishing for largemouth bass, it would be wise to fish near shallow, weedy, and stumpy areas. Most of Lake Durant is good bass habitat.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted on Lake Durant.


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

Fisheries Management:

Each year Lake Durant is stocked with approximately 1,300 tiger muskellunge. Because the tiger musky is a hybrid, it is a sterile fish and has to be stocked to keep the population where it is now.

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