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Forestport Reservoir

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,127 feet
Area: 117.3 acres
Shoreline Length: 4 miles
Max Depth: 50 feet
Mean Depth: 18 feet
County & Town: Oneida County, Town of Forestport


DEC beach launch site on Bardwell Mill Road west of Route 28. Maintained by Algonquin Power Company and FERC license.

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

Fish Species:

Chain Pickerel, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch


Fishing edges of weedbeds will produce chain pickerel. Smallmouth bass can be found near steep drop-offs or near rocky structure.


Statewide regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide (PDF).

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