Fawn Lake

Fawn Lake

Fishing

Directions:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road to Moose River Plains Road. Follow Moose River Plains Road for 1.3 miles to a small pull off on the right above Fawn Lake, which can be seen below. There is no defined trail or path to the shore of Fawn Lake, but it is a worthy short bushwhack to the shore.

Shoreline Fishing:

Very good along the north shore.

Boat Access:

Canoe and kayak launch only. It's a steep 0.1-mile carry.

Insider Information:

  • This lake is very shallow but does hold some stream trout and an occasional rainbow.
  • Being shallow, it's best to fish Fawn Lake in the spring when waters are higher.

Fish Species:

Stream trout

Special Regulations:

Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional DEC office.

Paddling

Access to this lake is tough, and a light boat is best for the steep hill you will need to descend and climb to access the lake. In the fall this sheltered lake is a superb short paddle with a unique feeling of seclusion.  

How to get there:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet follow, Limekiln Road to Moose River Plains Road. Follow Moose River Plains Road for 1.3 miles to a small pull off on the right above Fawn Lake, which can be seen below. There is no defined trail or path to the shore of Fawn Lake, but it is a worthy short bushwhack carry to the shore.

Type of launch:

Shoreline

Cart use:

No

Portage/carry details:

0.1 mile portage with steep terrain.

Type of water:

This is a shallow and well sheltered lake. Motorboats are not permitted. 

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