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Canadarago Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,266 feet
Area: 1,944 Acres
Shoreline Length: 10 miles
Length: 3.58 miles
Max Depth: 44 feet
Mean Depth: 33 feet
County & Town: Otsego County, Towns of Richfield and Exeter

Aquatic Plant Life:

Moderate rooted aquatic vegetation to 15 feet.


Canadarago Lake Boat Launch: Off NY Route 28, 3 miles south of NY Route 20 in Richfield Springs. East onto Dennison Road and go to the end. 2 concrete ramps. Day use fee in season. 40 cars and trailers.

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

Fish Species:

Alewife, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Cutlip Minnow, Golden Shiner, Satinfin Shiner, Bridle Shiner, Common Shiner, Blackchin Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Eastern Blacknose Dace, Longnose Dace, Rudd, Creek Chub, Fallfish, Pearl Dace, White Sucker, Creek Chubsucker, Shorthead Redhorse, Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Banded Killifish, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Tessellated Darter, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Tiger Muskellunge


The lake is popular during all seasons for its panfish and walleye. During the summer there are multiple bass tournaments on the lake targeting the impressive sized largemouth and smallmouth bass. Most species tend to be average to above average sizes.

View the Canadarago Lake Bass and Walleye Fisheries Survey Report (PDF) to learn more about the fish in this lake and how populations are managed.

Ice Fishing:



Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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