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Saratoga Lake

Saratoga Lake offers easy access for boats and good fishing opportunities. The majority of the lake's shoreline is privately owned, so launching a boat is the easiest way to enjoy the water. The lake offers a variety of habitats from shallow weedy zones to steep rocky zones, which provide great opportunities for every angler.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 203 feet
Area: 3,762 acres
Shoreline Length: 12.1 miles
Mean Depth: 25 feet
County & Town: Saratoga County, Town of Saratoga

View the Saratoga Lake Contour Map (PDF).


NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation operates a boat launch located off route 9P. There is a fee to launch. The launch provides parking for 40 cars and trailers, overflow parking is available.

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

Fish Species:

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


Saratoga Lake produces some decent size smallmouth bass, walleye, and northern pikes. To find the northern pike, anglers should fish the edge of weed beds. For smallmouth bass and walleye, anglers should fish rocky shores. Anglers targeting panfish should use small jigs and live bait.

Ice Fishing:



Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

Fisheries Management:

Each year approximately 13 million walleye are stocked in the lake.

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