Honnedaga Lake

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Honnedaga Lake
LocationHerkimer County, New York,
United States
Coordinates43°31′26″N 74°49′01″W / 43.524°N 74.817°W / 43.524; -74.817Coordinates: 43°31′26″N 74°49′01″W / 43.524°N 74.817°W / 43.524; -74.817
Primary outflowsHonnedaga Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area770 acres (3.1 km2)
Average depth50 feet (15 m)
Max. depth180 feet (55 m)
Surface elevation2,300 feet (700 m)
SettlementsAtwell, New York

Honnedaga Lake is a lake in the Adirondack Mountains of the U.S. state of New York. It was originally called Jocks Lake or Transparent Lake; the name was later changed to Honnedaga, a local Indian word said to mean "clear waters" or "calm waters". The closest village is Atwell, New York.[1]


  1. ^ "An Unusual Lake of the Adirondack Mountains, New York" (PDF). Aslo.org. 1987. Retrieved 22 April 2017.