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Lincoln Pond

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,031 feet
Area: 572 acres
Shoreline Length: 8.9 miles
Length: ~3.25 mile
Max Depth: 23 feet
Mean Depth: ~12 feet
Max Width: ~0.5 mile
County & Town: Essex County, Town of Elizabethtown


Beach launch within DEC Lincoln Pond Campground located 6 miles south of Elizabethtown on County Route 7 in the south basin. A day use fee is charged during peak season. The launch is open year round and has parking for 6 cars and trailers. The north basin can be accessed off of Co. Rte. 7 on the west side of the lake via a small beach launch.

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

Fish Species:

Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, tiger muskellunge, northern pike, black crappie, pumpkinseed and yellow perch.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted.


Statewide fishing regulations apply.

Fisheries Management:

Lincoln Pond is stocked annually with tiger muskellunge. The northern basin has extensive shallow rooted submerged vegetation and can be hard to navigate. The north basin may be better to fish early in the growing season before aquatic plant growth is dense. Much of the western shoreline of the lake is undeveloped.

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