Limekiln Lake

Limekiln Lake

Fishing

You can fish from any of the lakefront sites as well as from the public boat launch. There's splake and brown trout for the advanced fisherman, and sunfish, bullhead, and perch for the smaller anglers.

Directions:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road. Continue for 1.8 miles to the Limekiln Lake State Campground road on the right. Turn here and follow it to the boat launch area. There is a fee to use this lot when the campground is in operation.

Shoreline Fishing:

Excellent from the boat launch area as well as from within the campground.

Boat Access:

Motorboats area allowed and a launch is located here.

Insider Tips:

  • At 72 feet at its deepest point, this lake is anything but small; however, the best locations for catching trout are in the shallows.
  • Bass and rainbow trout tend to hang out around the southern portion of the lake in the bay near the inlet.

Fish Species:

Brown trout, bullhead, panfish, smelt, perch, rainbow trout, bass

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

The best time to paddle Limekiln Lake is in the fall of the year when the colors are popping. Be sure to check out the Limekiln Creek Narrows as well as the attractive southern bay near the islands.

There are two trails for hiking out of the southern bay — one that leads to Whiter Pond and the other to Moose River Plains Road.

How to get there:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road and continue for 1.8 miles to the Limekiln Lake State Campground Road on the right. Turn here and follow to the boat launch area. There is a fee to use the lot when the campground is in operation.

Type of launch:

Concrete

Portage/carry details:

Minimal

Type of water:

This is a very large lake with many motorboats in the summer, so there is potential for rough waters.

Ice Fishing

Limekiln Lake receives an annual stocking of 2,000 splake, and it yields plenty of fish in the 15 - 18 inch range, and an occasional 5-8 pounder. The lake draws more attention from ice anglers than open water ones.

Ice fisherman enjoy good action with splake and perch.

ACCESS: via the NYS campground that has a car top launch, but large boats can access the lake at a private marina.

Find out more

Read our blog post, Camping and Paddling at Limekiln Lake.

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