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Nicks Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,704 feet
Area: 206 acres
Shoreline Length: 4.4 miles
Max Depth: 17 feet
Mean Depth: 8.2 feet
County & Town: Herkimer County, Town of Webb


DEC beach launch off Route 28, 1.5 miles southwest of the Hamlet of Old Forge. No motors permitted.

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

Fish Species:

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass


Nicks Lake is a popular summer camping destination which provides anglers with a variety of opportunities. Anglers can expect to catch both largemouth and smallmouth bass along with good numbers of yellow perch. Early season anglers will have the best luck finding brown trout and brook trout.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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