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Lake of the Woods

Physical Features:

Elevation: 328 feet
Area: 172 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.3 miles
Max Depth: 80 feet
Mean Depth: 43 feet
County & Town: Jefferson County, Town of Theresa


DEC beach launch site off Burns Road, approximately 3 miles east of the Village of Redwood, off Cottage Hill Road. 10 hp limit.

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

Fish Species:

Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Atlantic Salmon, Lake Whitefish, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch


Lake of the Woods provides fishing for both warm/coolwater and coldwater species. Northern pike over 24 inches have been taken. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are also available. Catches of lake trout up to 28 inches and salmon up to 22 inches have been reported. As of 2012 Lake of the Woods was annually stocked with at least 400 lake trout and 500 Atlantic (landlocked) salmon.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted for lake trout and salmon as well as pike and panfish.


Special regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide (PDF).

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