Sacandaga Lake

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Sacandaga Lake
LocationHamilton County, New York,
United States
Coordinates43°29′11″N 74°25′24″W / 43.48639°N 74.42333°W / 43.48639; -74.42333Coordinates: 43°29′11″N 74°25′24″W / 43.48639°N 74.42333°W / 43.48639; -74.42333[1]
Primary inflowsHatchery Brook, Burnt Place Brook, Echo Lake
Primary outflowsSacandaga Lake Outlet
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1,589 acres (6.43 km2)[2]
Average depth28 feet (8.5 m)
Max. depth60 feet (18 m)
Shore length113.2 miles (21.2 km)
Surface elevation1,608 feet (490 m)[1]
SettlementsSpeculator, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Sacandaga Lake (sa-kuhn-DAH-ga) is a lake in the Town of Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, New York approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Speculator.[3][4][4]The outlet is a channel that leads to Lake Pleasant, which is the source of the Sacandaga River.

The lake covers an area of 1,589 acres (643 ha), entirely within the boundaries of New York's Adirondack Park, a mean depth of 28 feet (8.5 m), and a maximum depth greater than 50 feet (15 m).[4] It lies at an altitude of 1,725 feet (526 m).

Moffitt Beach State Campground is a popular camping site on the lake.[5]


Fish species present in the lake are brown trout, brook trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, pickerel, and brown bullhead. There is a state owned public access with parking for 30 trucks and trailers.[6]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sacandaga Lake
  2. ^ "Sacandaga lake" (PDF). nysdec. 1998. Retrieved 10 May 2017. data
  3. ^ American Automobile Association (1954). Northeastern Tour Book Including Eastern Canada. p. 169. Retrieved Sep 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. "Sacandaga Lake" (PDF). In and Around The Adirondack Park. Retrieved Sep 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Moffitt Beach State Campground". Retrieved Sep 24, 2016.
  6. ^ Sportsman's Connection (Firm) (2011-01-01), Central Southeastern Adirondacks New York fishing map guide: includes lakes & streams for the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington., Sportsman's Connection, ISBN 9781885010667, OCLC 61449593

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