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Cranberry Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,485 feet
Area: 6,995 acres
Shoreline Length: 71.4 miles
Max Depth: 38 feet
Mean Depth: 5.9 feet
County & Town: St. Lawrence County, Town of Clifton


DEC hard surface ramp off Route 3, adjacent to the outlet dam on the Village of Cranberry Lake.

The boat launch has two accessible parking spaces making it easier to access the hand-carry launch designed to promote accessibility.

For more information on boat launches including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for St. Lawrence County page.

Fish Species:

Brook Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead


Cranberry Lake is managed for brook trout and receives stocked fish annually. Recently it has received more recognition for largemouth bass which can be found in the stump fields of the shallow long arms (Flows) of the lake. Smallmouth bass are numerous along the rocky sections of shoreline. Northern pike measuring 45" have been caught in recent years.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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