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Ore Pit Pond

Physical Features:

Elevation: 680 feet
Area: 3 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.3 miles
Length: 0.15 miles
Max Depth: 48 feet
Mean Depth: 23 feet
County & Town: Columbia County, Town of Copake

Aquatic Plant Life:

Rooted aquatic vegetation limited to shoreline.


Taconic State Park in Copake Falls.

Fish Species:

Rainbow Trout, Golden Shiner, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Banded Killifish, Pumpkinseed, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch


Stocked annually with approximately 300 rainbow trout 8-9" in length. The pond is a popular destination when visiting the park.

Ice Fishing:

Prohibited by Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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