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Lake Eaton

Lake Eaton is located just north of the Village of Long Lake. Lake Eaton is heavily stocked with coldwater fish, but it has a good population of smallmouth bass.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1721 Feet
Area: 558 Acres
Shoreline Length: 5.0 miles
Mean Depth: 26 Feet
Town: Long Lake

Lake Eaton Contour Map (PDF)


There is a boat launch at the DEC's Lake Eaton Campground. The campground is located on Route 30 about 2 miles west of the Village of Long Lake. This is a beach launch with parking for 12 cars and trailers. In addition, there is an accessible fishing pier at the campground. You will need to pay a day use fee to use the launch when the campground is in operation.

Fish Species:

Lake trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch, and rainbow smelt.


Coldwater Fishing

Lake Eaton has always been known as a successful coldwater fishery. For the last 50 years, it has held wild landlocked salmon. Also, for many years, brood stock salmon weighting 5-14 lbs have been released here in late fall. Along with the salmon, this lake has excellent lake trout and rainbow trout within its waters. These fish can be found near the center of the lake where it is deep. Lake Eaton has stocking policies of approximately 2,500 lake trout yearlings, 900 landlocked salmon yearlings and 3,100 rainbow trout yearlings. Some wild brown trout also linger in the lake from past stocking.

Warmwater Fishing

Along with the great cold water fishing, this lake has a good smallmouth population. You have a good chance of catching the smallmouths near the shore where the water is shallow. Anglers have reported having good catches using spinner baits.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted on Lake Eaton.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)