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Lake Taghkanic

Physical Features:

Elevation: 650 feet
Area: 168 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.7 miles
Length: 1.5 miles
Max Depth: 40 feet
Mean Depth: 19 feet
County & Town: Columbia County, Town of Gallatin

Aquatic Plant Life:

Moderate rooted aquatic vegetation.


Lake Taghkanic State Park boat launch: Hand launch located on west shore by the beach and trailer ramp on east shore off Lake Taghkanic Road, 0.6 miles west of NY Route 82. Beach launches. Permit required--available from park manager. Electric motors only. Day use fee required in season. Boat rentals available. 10 cars and trailers, 50 cars.

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

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, American Eel, Alewife, Golden Shiner, Creek Chub, Banded Killifish, Tessellated Darter


Reports of largemouth bass over 20 inches and chain pickerel over 25 inches. The lake also holds a decent panfish population.

Ice Fishing:

Permitted when park deems conditions are safe. Call park office (518) 851-3631.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply

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