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Gilbert Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,515 feet
Area: 41.2 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.2 miles
Length: 0.46 miles
Max Depth: 20 feet
Mean Depth: 9.3 feet
County & Town: Otsego County, Town of Laurens

Aquatic Plant Life:

Limited rooted aquatic vegetation.


Unimproved trailer launch located in Gilbert Lake State Park on Gilbert Lake State Park Road. Permit required to launch boats.

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

Fish Species:

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Golden Shiner, Creek Chub, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Pumpkinseed, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch


The lake is in a popular state campground for summer campers. This lake sees most of its pressure from April 1st throughout the summer from those targeting the trout. Some impressive largemouth bass have been reported in recent years. Stocked annually with approximately 100 brown trout 12-15" in length and 600 rainbow trout 8" in length.

Ice Fishing:



Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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