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Ballston Lake

Ballston Lake offers excellent warm water fishing. It is long narrow lake with overall temperatures too warm for coldwater fish to survive.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 251 Feet
Area: 274 Acres
Shoreline Length: 6.8 miles
Mean Depth: 22 Feet
County & Town: Saratoga County, Town of Ballston

View the Ballston Lake Contour Map (PDF).


Site currently closed until further notice. Ballston Lake has a free public fishing pier and launch site for small car top boats at the north end of the lake. The parking area is located off of Outlet Road with the launch site across the road. Outlet runs between Lake Road and Route 50.

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

Man holding largemouth Bass caught in Ballston Lake

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, northern pike, bluegill, carp, redfin pickerel, black crappie, longear sunfish, pumpkinseed, rock bass, and walleye.


Ballston Lake has excellent fishing for largemouth bass. Anglers have a greater chance of catching a largemouth when fishing along weed beds, docks, stumps, or down trees.

Ice Fishing:



Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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