Sacandaga Lake

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Sacandaga Lake
Location Hamilton County, New York,
United States
Coordinates 43°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 inflows Hatchery Brook, Burnt Place Brook, Echo Lake
Primary outflows Sacandaga Lake Outlet
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,589 acres (6.43 km2)[2]
Average depth 28 feet (8.5 m)
Max. depth 60 feet (18 m)
Shore length1 13.2 miles (21.2 km)
Surface elevation 1,608 feet (490 m)[1]
Settlements Speculator, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Sacandaga Lake (sa-kuhn-DAH-ga) is a lake in Hamilton County, New York approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Speculator.[3] The nearest town is Lake Pleasant, New York. 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, and has a mean depth of 28 feet (8.5 m).[4] It lies at an altitude of 1,724 feet (525 m).[5]

Moffitt Beach State Campground is a popular camping site on the lake.[6]


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.[7]


  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. ^ New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. "Sacandaga Lake" (PDF). In and Around The Adirondack Park. Retrieved Sep 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ Marshall, R.B. (1912). Results of Spirit Leveling in New York, 1906 to 1911 Inclusive. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 126. Retrieved Sep 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Moffitt Beach State Campground". Retrieved Sep 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ 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, retrieved 2017-05-09 

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