West Caroga Lake

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West Caroga Lake
West Caroga Lake is located in New York Adirondack Park
West Caroga Lake
West Caroga Lake
Location within New York
West Caroga Lake is located in the United States
West Caroga Lake
West Caroga Lake
West Caroga Lake (the United States)
LocationFulton County, New York, United States
Coordinates43°04′31″N 74°17′34″W / 43.0752°N 74.2928°W / 43.0752; -74.2928Coordinates: 43°04′31″N 74°17′34″W / 43.0752°N 74.2928°W / 43.0752; -74.2928
Primary inflowsMead Creek
Primary outflowsEast Caroga Lake
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area275 acres (1.11 km2)
Average depth13 feet (4.0 m)
Max. depth74 feet (23 m)
Shore length13 miles (4.8 km)
Surface elevation1,453 feet (443 m)
SettlementsCaroga Lake, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

West Caroga Lake is located in the Town of Caroga by Caroga Lake, New York. The lake is known for excellent warm water fishing, but it also offers the only location to fish for splake in the county. The lake is connected to East Caroga Lake by a small channel.[1] Origin of the name, "Caroga" is derived from the once nearby Indian Village known as "Caroga".[2]


Fish found within this lake include smallmouth bass, lake whitefish, atlantic salmon, white sucker, rainbow trout, rock bass, landlocked salmon, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, and splake. Anglers have the opportunity to fish for warm water species and trout because of the unique contour of lake. Rainbow trout have also been known to enter into West Caroga Lake through the channel from East Caroga Lake.[3]


  1. ^ "East Caroga Lake - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation". www.dec.ny.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ "Caroga Lake campground - NYS Dept. of EnvironmentalConservation". www.dec.ny.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. ^ 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