WELCOME TO BLACK LAKE, NY - A FRESHWATER FISHERMAN'S PARADISE



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. Click here for more. Black Lake, often referred to as "Nature's Fish Hatchery", is the largest and most diverse of the many Indian River lakes. Over 60 miles of shoreline combined with numerous islands, offers the angler all kinds of ideal fish habitats from rocky points and shoals, to sandbars, weed beds, shallows, and deep water up to 40 feet. Click here for more. Go Fishing, Of Course. Or visit one of our neighborhood markets for those little things you forgot. Ned's General Store in Hammond has a deli, pizza, wings, subs, hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes and more or Echos On The Lake located in the Village of Edwardsville, at the intersection of Black Lake Road and NY State Route 58, selling gasoline, beer, subs, pizza, also a propane exchange station. Chapman's Sport Shop, the Black Lake Mini-Golf & Ice Cream Stand, the Log Cabin bait/tackle, souvenir and gift shop and Lakeside Treasures and Marina are all located along Black Lake Road.
There is an ample supply of first rate facilities on Black Lake catering to the anglers every need. Excellent family run motels, campgrounds and cabin/cottage complexes, with all the modern conveniences, are located along the lake shore. You will find them to be very reasonably priced and many of them are listed on the accommodations page of this site. Most of them offer boat and/or motor rentals. They are equipped with fish cleaning facilities and offer freezer space for the preservation of your cleaned catch. A free state maintained boat launching site and several public and private launches provide access for the fisherman or woman. There are a number of public areas available for fishing from the shore. 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.


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