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Yellow Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 342 feet
Area: 364 acres
Shoreline Length: 6 miles
Max Depth: 13 feet
Mean Depth: 4 feet
County & Town: St. Lawrence County, Towns of Rossie and Gouverneur


DEC hand launch site off Hall Road. The parking lot has a 4-car capacity with one accessible parking space, but the launch itself is not accessible. It provides access to Yellow Lake for fishing by boat only. The launch is not suitable for shoreline fishing.

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

Fish Species:

Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead


This lake is shallow and weedy throughout with abundant panfish and warm water predators. Largemouth bass and northern pike, while not generally trophy class, can be found in good numbers. Panfish are abundant with some bluegills up to 10 inches.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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