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Fourth Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,707 feet
Area: 2,137 acres
Shoreline Length: 17.8 miles
Max Depth: 85 feet
Mean Depth: 33.5 feet
County & Town: Herkimer and Hamilton Counties, Towns of Webb and Inlet


DEC hand launch site at Alger Island State Park located 8 miles northeast of Old Forge on South Shore Road. Hard surface ramp at the north end of the lake in the Town of Inlet.

For more information on these launches including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Herkimer County page and the Boat Launch Sites for Hamilton County page.

Fish Species:

Lake Trout, Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed, Northern Pike, Tiger Musky, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Smelt, Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead


Fourth Lake offers a wide variety of angling opportunities. The deep cold water habitat supports lake trout, rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon, while those anglers targeting the shallower warmer water will find yellow perch, smallmouth bass, northern pike and tiger musky. Ice fishing for lake trout is popular on Fourth Lake with fish over 30 inches possible.

Ice Fishing:



Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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