Lower Chateaugay Lake

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Lower Chateaugay Lake is located in northeast Franklin County. It is approximately a quarter of the size of Upper Chateaugay Lake. The lake is surrounded by private cottages and camps.

Physical characteristics

  • Elevation: 1309 feet
  • Area: 545 acres
  • Maximum depth: 26 feet
  • Mean depth: 12 feet
  • Maximum Width: ~ .5 mile
  • Length: ~ 2 miles

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Boating
  • Swimming


There is a DEC boat launch off Route 374, five miles north of the Hamlet of Merrill. The launch has a hard surface ramp with parking for 25 cars and trailers. The launch is in the Chateaugay Narrows approximately two and half miles south of the lake. The Chateaugay Narrows is navigable, but it has two low bridges.

> For more information:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/71830.html

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