Jessup River

Jessup River

Paddling

A nice side trip while in the Speculator/Lake Pleasant area, this small meandering stream is an interesting four-mile cruise which may involve lifting over log jams or beaver dams. It is best canoed at higher water levels in the spring. There's a picnic area and short trail to a waterfall just prior to entering Indian Lake.

Put in off of Route 30, just south of Mason Lake.

Fishing

Jessup River on Jessup Road

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue on Route 30 for 5.25 miles past the access for Mason Lake and locate the Jessup River Road on the right. Follow Jessup River Roar for just over 3.5 miles to the bridge over the river.
Shoreline Fishing

The river in this area is quite shallow and easy to walk and wade so it makes for excellent shore fishing and fly fishing. The river bottom is mainly sand making for a great place to work yourself well up and down stream of the roadside. Look for deep pools where the trout like to hang out.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon

Jessup River at Route 30

Jessup River

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue on Route 30 past the Lewey Lake Campground and the Mason Lake access point on the right. About 1.4 miles past the Mason Lake access point you will cross the Jessup River.

Shoreline Fishing

The river is quite shallow and easy to walk and wade so it makes for excellent shore fishing and fly fishing.

Boat access

This river is a bit shallow in areas but it is still a good spot to put in a canoe or kayak to head up stream or down. This is an excellent spot to put in to access the south end of Indian Lake.

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

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