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Butterfield Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 278 feet
Area: 962 acres
Shoreline Length: 13.3 miles
Max Depth: 50 feet
Mean Depth: 14.4 feet
County & Town: Jefferson County, Town of Alexandria


DEC hard surface ramp off Town Road, 0.5 miles east of the Hamlet of Redwood

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

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch


The most common gamefish in Butterfield Lake are northern pike and largemouth bass. Largemouth bass up to 20 inches are taken fairly regularly. Smallmouth bass reach a similar size but are less common. Northern pike up to 30 inches and yellow perch up to 12 inches provide good ice fishing and early spring action. More than 300,000 walleye fry are stocked annually. Walleye are present in the lake but are not common.

Review the Butterfield Lake Bass Management Evaluation Report (PDF) for details about fish present in this lake and how DEC manages the fishery and fish resources.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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