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Queechy Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,025 feet
Area: 141 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.1 miles
Length: 0.75 miles
Max Depth: 40 feet
Mean Depth: 19 feet
County & Town: Columbia County, Town of Canaan

Aquatic Plant Life:

Rooted aquatic vegetation limited to shoreline and shallow bays.


DEC Cartop Boat Launch: Northeast shore off County Route 30, 0.2 miles west of NY Route 22. Hand launch. 5 cars.

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

Fish Species:

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Golden Shiner, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch


Queechy Lake offers anglers a wide variety of angling opportunities. It has shallow weedy areas for bass, pickerel and panfish and deep cold water areas for trout. It's up to you to figure out what type of fish you want to target. The lake is stocked with approximately 1,500-2,000 brown trout and 1,500-2,000 rainbow trout each spring. Trout hold over in the lake, and reports of 20 inch trout are not unheard of. Largemouth bass are plentiful in the 12 to 14 inch range with larger fish available. Occasional smallmouth bass can be caught. Bluegills are plentiful with 8 inchers common and occasional bluegills up to 10 inches.

Ice Fishing:



Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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