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Here are the 67 lakes we have listed within USA > Mid-Atlantic > New York - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Lake Placid
(New York, USA)
1,857 Lake Placid Pictures Set among tall pines and white birches in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, Lake Placid is a spring-fed, sparkling 2,173-acre lake that offers year round beauty and entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Internationally known for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic ...
Mirror Lake
(New York, USA)
1,857 Mirror Lake Pictures Mirror Lake Message Forums Mirror Lake is located in the High Peaks area of New York's Adirondacks, just south of the more famous Lake Placid. The Village of Lake Placid surrounds Mirror Lake, with the famed Lake Placid Olympic Center Complex a short distance from the shore. A vital part of the resort community, Mirror Lake's ...
Blue Mountain Lake
(New York, USA)
1,790 Blue Mountain Lake Pictures Blue Mountain Lake Message Forums Most repeat visitors to the Adirondack Region will eventually make a visit to Blue Mountain Lake. One of the premier vacation destinations in the six million acre Adirondack Park, the Blue Lake region has attracted visitors since the 1800s. The magnates of banking and industry retreated here to their ...
Raquette Lake
(New York, USA)
1,762 Raquette Lake Pictures Raquette Lake Message Forums Also known as: Racquette Lake
Raquette Lake lies in the center of Adirondacks Park - a natural, unspoiled gem that draws nature enthusiasts from around the world. Raquette Lake (sometimes spelled Racquette Lake) is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks, with nearly a hundred irregular miles of shoreline, 80% of which is owned ...
Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant
(New York, USA)
1,726 Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant Pictures Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant Message Forums Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant are the crown jewels of Hamilton County, anchor community of central Adirondack Park. The community of Lake Pleasant occupies the strip of land between the two lakes, and becomes 'outdoor central' each summer when park visitors arrive. Located about 60 miles from Utica ...
Fulton Chain of Lakes
(New York, USA)
1,707 Fulton Chain of Lakes Pictures Fulton Chain of Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Fulton Lakes, Fulton Chain
The Fulton Chain of Lakes is a string of eight sparkling lakes located in the scenic Central Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The chain begins with Old Forge Pond in Herkimer County and ends at Eighth Lake before it reaches Raquette Lake in Hamilton County. All of the lakes in the chain are ...
Oxbow Lake
(New York, USA)
1,706 Oxbow Lake Pictures Oxbow Lake Message Forums A perfect view over a perfect lake: that describes beautiful little Oxbow Lake in the Adirondack region of New York. Other lakes may be bigger than Oxbow's estimated 140 acres, but few are more picturesque and none are cleaner. Spring-fed Oxbow Lake has been adjudged the cleanest lake in the Adirondack ...
Lake Minnewaska
(New York, USA)
1,651 Lake Minnewaska Pictures Lake Minnewaska Message Forums Also known as: Coxing Pond
An unusual world nestles atop the Shawangunk Mountain ridge in New York's Catskills region, and Lake Minnewaska is a vital part of that rare world. The small, 36-acre lake lies between steep cliff walls near the top of the ridge, its waters held in the basin by bedrock and a small manmade dam across ...
Indian Lake
(New York, USA)
1,650 Indian Lake Pictures Indian Lake Message Forums Surrounded by the grandeur of the Adirondack Mountains, Indian Lake, in northern New York's Adirondack Vacation region, is a 4,365-acre lake well known for its year round attractions. With a southwest to northeast orientation in the hamlets of Indian Lake and Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, Indian ...
Lime Lake
(New York, USA)
1,650 Lime Lake Message Forums Lime Lake is nestled in the remote Chautauqua-Allegheny region of southwestern New York. The Chautauqua-Allegheny tourism region is known as the "Wild West" of New York with scenic trails and serene waters. There are thousands of acres for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, and ...
Long Lake
(New York, USA)
1,627 Long Lake Message Forums Located in the heart of New York State's majestic Adirondack Mountains, 4,077-acre Long Lake is indeed the longest lake in the area stretching for 14 miles through Hamilton County. Over half of the shoreline has been developed, but much still retains its original wilderness setting. The hamlet of Long ...
Canada Lake
(New York, USA)
1,549 Canada Lake Message Forums Set on the southern tip of the Adirondack State Park's six million acres, Canada Lake presents idyllic beauty with a small town feel. Alone, Canada Lake's surface area reaches out across 128 acres, though it is connected to both West Lake and Green Lake, making its total acreage roughly 710 acres. Visitors ...
Tupper Lake
(New York, USA)
1,545 Tupper Lake Pictures Tupper Lake Message Forums Also known as: Big Tupper Lake
Big Tupper Lake is a perfect specimen of the natural lakes found in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The 3,850-acre lake formed from a glacial hollow along the course of the Raquette River, with more water contributions from the Bog River. Europeans arrived to the lake area in the late 18th ...
Saranac Lakes
(New York, USA)
1,540 Saranac Lakes Pictures Also known as: Lower Saranac Lake, Middle Saranac Lake, Upper Saranac Lake
New York's Saranac Lakes -- Lower Saranac Lake, Middle Saranac Lake, and Upper Saranac Lake -- offer visitors peaceful islands, incredible Adirondack vistas, and beautiful waters to explore. Though once an important transportation route, the lakes now serve as a recreational haven in northern New York, ...
West Caroga Lake
(New York, USA)
1,453 West Caroga Lake Message Forums West Caroga Lake brushes up against the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The 319-acre freshwater lake has become a year-round destination in eastern New York's Capital-Saratoga tourism region. Fishing in the warmer months is a big draw and when winter rolls around and the lake is capped with a ...
Yankee Lake
(New York, USA)
1,430 Yankee Lake Message Forums Located on the top of West Shawangunk Ridge in the Catskill Mountains, Yankee Lake is located in Sullivan County, New York. Yankee Lake has a rich and colorful history that has survived to make Yankee Lake a thriving area for residents and vacationing visitors. Yankee Lake is located four miles west ...
Findley Lake
(New York, USA)
1,410 Findley Lake Message Forums Findley Lake is a friendly hideaway in New York's Chautauqua-Allegheny Region. This 292-acre lake was created in 1815 when Revolutionary War veteran Alexander Findley built a small dam over a brook to power his mill. The resulting impoundment joined two smaller existing ponds and created the lake named ...
Peck's Lake
(New York, USA)
1,380 Peck's Lake Pictures Peck's Lake Message Forums Also known as: Peck Lake
Peck's Lake is tucked away at the southern edge of New York's renowned Adirondack Park. This 1,370-acre reservoir has been providing recreation for well over a century. Archeological finds in the area show evidence of human habitation long before European settlers arrived. One of the draws to Peck's ...
Allegheny Reservoir
(New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA)
1,328 Allegheny Reservoir Pictures Allegheny Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Kinzua Dam Lake, Kinzua Lake, Lake Kinzua
Flowing across tree-covered hills in northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York, the Allegheny Reservoir's 12,080 acres provide an open invitation to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Located in Warren and McKean Counties, Allegheny Reservoir is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Tourism Region. ...
Swan Lake
(New York, USA)
1,325 Swan Lake Pictures Swan Lake Message Forums Old timers remember it as Stevensville Pond, but locals now know Swan Lake as the perfect spot for small town relaxation with access to big city musicians. Located in southwestern New York's Catskills Mountain tourism region, the lake is a private 332-acre gem tucked away in the town of Liberty, just ...
Rushford Lake
(New York, USA)
1,320 Rushford Lake Message Forums Cool breezes and a welcoming expanse of water greet residents and their guests at Rushford Lake. This reservoir in New York's Chautauqua-Allegheny region has many seasonal cottages and year-round homes along its five-mile shoreline set amid treed slopes. All types of boats, including sailboats, ski ...
Chateaugay Lakes
(New York, USA)
1,309 Chateaugay Lakes Pictures Chateaugay Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Upper Chateaugay Lake, Lower Chateaugay Lake
Sprawling across nearly 3,200 acres near the Canadian border, the Chateaugay Lakes are held dear in the hearts of many northern New Yorkers. Located entirely within the Adirondack Park borders, Upper Chateaugay Lake and Lower Chateaugay Lake are connected by the main channel of the Chateaugay River. ...
Chautauqua Lake
(New York, USA)
1,308 Chautauqua Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Chautauqua
Chautauqua Lake, located in idyllic Western New York state, has been a destination for vacationers for more than a century. At 1,308 feet above sea level, Chautauqua Lake is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. Only about 6 miles from the shores of Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake ...
Cassadaga Lakes
(New York, USA)
1,305 Cassadaga Lakes Pictures Cassadaga Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Cassadaga Lake, Cassadaga Chain of Lakes, Upper Cassadaga Lake, Middle Cassadaga Lake, Lower Cassadaga Lake, Lily Dale Lake
Cassadaga Lakes, in New York's Chautauqua-Allegheny Region, have attracted a diverse group of residents over the years. Cassadaga is a Native American word meaning 'water under the rocks' and describes the unique hydrology of the region. The three small connected lakes are home to two towns and a number ...
Canadarago Lake
(New York, USA)
1,263 Canadarago Lake Message Forums Reported as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in New York by the Department of Environmental Conservation, Canadarago Lake located in central New York, offers year round excitement and entertainment on the water and surrounding area. Six miles long and a mile wide in some places, Canadarago Lake ...
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