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Lake Harris

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,552 feet
Length: 301 acres
Max Depth: 40 feet
Mean Depth: ~11.5 feet
Thermocline: ~13 feet
County & Town: Essex County, Town of Newcomb


Beach launch within DEC Lake Harris Campground suitable for small trailered boats. Off of Route 28N, three miles north of the Hamlet of Newcomb. A day use fee is charged during peak season. The launch is open year round and there is parking for 15 cars and trailers. Town of Newcomb maintains a boat launch on the south shore off Route 28N that will accommodate larger boats.

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

Fish Species:

Northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead, rock bass, pumpkinseed, and yellow perch.


Lake Harris offers some quality panfishing and the occasional large northern pike and smallmouth bass. Past survey data indicate that walleye are naturally reproducing in the lake.

Ice Fishing:



Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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