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Almond Reservoir

The Almond Reservoir is a man made impoundment located in western Steuben County, northeast of the Village of Almond and west of the City of Hornell. The reservoir was created as part of a flood control project that resulted in a dam on Canacadea Creek. The surrounding landscape consists primarily of forested and lightly developed land.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,255 feet
Area: 125 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.7 miles
County & Town: Steuben County, Town of Hornellsville

Aquatic Plant Life:

Moderate amounts of rooted aquatic vegetation along a portion of the shoreline.


Kanacadea County Park, located off of County Route 66 (Webb's Crossing Rd). Shore access and boat launch. No motors.

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

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, black crappie, brown bullhead, common carp, golden shiner, pumpkinseed, spottail shiner, white sucker, and yellow perch


The bulk of the fishery in Almond Reservoir consists of black crappie, common carp, largemouth bass, and yellow perch. Largemouth bass in the 15 to 20 inch size range are found in the reservoir. Concentrate on the areas of the reservoir that contain structure and vegetation. Black crappie will also be found near structure such as submerged trees and vegetation. Ice fishing opportunities exist during most winters.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted on Almond Reservoir.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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