Upper Chateaugay Lake

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Located in a rural Adirondack Coast town, Upper Chateaugay Lake features an island in the center called Moffit Island. The natural beauty of this lake offers visitors a chance to fish, paddle, bird watch and boat in a picturesque setting. 

Physical characteristics

  • Elevation: 1309 feet
  • Area: 2594 acres
  • Maximum depth: 78 feet
  • Mean depth: 33 feet
  • Maximum Width: 1.5 miles
  • Length: 3.3 miles

Recreational Opportunities

  • Paddling
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching


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 one mile north of the lake. The Chateaugay Narrows are navigable.

> For more information: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/71855.html

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