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Lake Information for Black Lake


Black Lake is one of the most widely known fishing and vacation spots in New York State. The lake is located in upstate New York, approximately 2 hours north of Syracuse. Black Lake is a natural, glacier lake formed by the same glacier that carved out the Great Lakes.

Facilities and Parks: 

Located in the Village of Edwardsville, at the intersection of Black Lake Road and NY State route 58, is the Edwardsville Grocery, a full-line grocery store with full deli, custom cut meats & poultry, hand dipped ice cream and sundaes as well as souvenirs & gifts and a complete line of bait & tackle, and the Echos On The Lake convenience store. Both stores selling gasoline, beer, subs, pizza, video rentals and the little things you forgot to bring. A marine repair shop, FUN2FISH fishing charters, an information booth, the Black Lake Mini-Golf & Ice Cream Stand, the Log Cabin bait/tackle, souvenir and gift shop, the Oasis Restaurant and Paddle Inn are all located along Black Lake Road.

Fishing Description: 

Thousands of anglers, both young and old, travel to the shores of Black Lake every year. While some anglers are generally busy filling their coolers with perch, bluegill, and crappie others are challenged to land trophy size northern pike in the 10 to 15 pound range, largemouth and smallmouth bass (5lb bucket mouths are commonplace here), walleye, catfish, and monstrous muskie. All this while being observed by one of nature's most efficient fishermen, the Great Blue Heron. The angler has his choice of literally hundreds of prime fishing spots---so many that seclusion is the rule rather than the exception. From early May through ice over the fishing is great. The angler can take advantage of high quality fishing in relatively unspoiled and often scenic settings. At anytime, you will find the pure fresh air very invigorating. The days are rarely too warm and the nights are cool and refreshing. In the spring, after the ice goes out, the shoreline lanterns and campfires of the bullhead fisherman light up the evening sky. There is crappie action here that is unrivaled elsewhere. Anglers have proven that Black Lake crappie action is second to none in the Northeast United States for sheer numbers of fish. But this great action does not preclude the fact that 10 to 13 inch perch and 3/4 pound bluegill are very common catches from docks as well as boats. There is something for everyone to catch in Black Lake.

Directions to Lake: 

Traveling north on New York Interstate 81 exit at LaFargeville {Exit 49, Milemarker 169}. Turn right on NY State Route 411 and follow to NY State Route 37 {Red Caution Light}. Turn left on Route 37 and follow 18 miles to the Amber Caution Light in the Village of Hammond. Turn right on Lake Street (County Route 6) and follow a few miles to the shoreline of Black Lake.

Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Family
Perch Family
Optional Information
Surface area: 
Black Lake
Lake type: 
New York

Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Chaumont Bay Marina
  • 11599 Circle Dr - Chaumont, NY
  • (315) 649-5050

Boat Rental

    Chapman's Sports Shop
  • 2420 County Route 6 - Hammond, NY
  • (315) 324-5265
    Skippers Marine at Blind Bay
  • 222 Fir Tree Pt - Hammond, NY
  • (315) 324-6677

Vacation Rental

    Massaouapi Cabins
  • 2380 County Route 6 - Hammond, NY
  • (315) 324-5524
    Oak Point ~ Billings Cottages
  • Billings Rd - Hammond, NY
  • (315) 324-5128
    Rogers' Old Oak Camps
  • 2520 County Route 6 - Hammond, NY
  • (315) 375-4462

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