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Copake Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 715 feet
Area: 410 acres
Shoreline Length: 5.2 miles
Length: 1.3 miles
Max Depth: 34 feet
Mean Depth: 16 feet
County & Town: Columbia County, Town of Copake

Aquatic Plant Life:

Moderate rooted aquatic vegetation.


Cartop launch located on the southeast side of the lake. The launch is accessible by Lakeview Road or County Route 7.

Fish Species:

American Eel, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Common Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Eastern Blacknose Dace, Rudd, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Banded Killifish, Mummichog, White Perch, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye


Copake Lake has a large warmwater fishery. Largemouth and smallmouth bass over 15 inches are plentiful. Both species have been caught in the 3 - 6 lb range. The lake has a quality and abundant panfish population. Occasionally black crappie catches measure 10 inches or greater. The lake also has large populations of yellow perch and white perch with averages measuring 10 - 12 inches. Anglers may also catch the occasional walleye.

Ice Fishing:



Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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