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Glenwood Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 453 feet
Area: 92.6 acres
Length: 7,000 feet
Max Depth: 44 feet
Mean Depth: 18 feet
County & Town: Orleans County, Town of Medina

Aquatic Plant Life:

Glenwood Lake has a steep sided, rocky shoreline with fluctuating water levels which limit aquatic vegetation to shallow areas near the dam and creek inlets.


Orleans County maintains a concrete boat launch with parking for 10 cars/trailers on NYS Route 63.

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

Fish Species:

Northern Pike, Channel Catfish, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Walleye.


Glenwood Lake is a hydroelectric reservoir created around 1925 by damming Oak Orchard Creek. The NYS Barge Canal is a major tributary and fisheries influence. Water level fluctuations caused by hydroelectric dam operation likely limit shoreline spawning. The deeper portions of the reservoir are devoid of oxygen.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply.

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