Lake Abanakee

Lake Abanakee is long and shallow, with great scenery.
Lake Abanakee is long and shallow, with great scenery.


Big Brook Road
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Lake Abanakee spans both sides of Route 30, Big Brook Road, and Jerry Savarie Road.

Getting there

From Indian Lake, follow Route 30 toward Speculator for 0.5 mile and turn left onto Big Brook Road. Continue for 1.3 miles to the lake where you will find the sandy launch. The carry from the car to water is minimal.


Lake Abanakee is long and shallow, with great scenery. The shallow waters make it especially popular for fishing. Many islands dot this long waterbody, giving it excellent features to explore. Keep an eye out for large birds nests in the trees and resident Bald Eagles and Osprey. This lake is ideal for leisurely paddles and birding.


Shoreline fishing is decent from the roadways, but most of the shore in these areas is private property. Always be sure to respect the rights of landowners.

There is a good canoe or kayak launch for on-the-water-fishing.

Insider information:

  • The best luck on this scenic lake is to fish deep and troll from your boat.
  • Musky are a tough catch, but they do inhabit this lake.
  • There are decent sized pike here.
  • Use the shore off of Big Brook Road for the best bass fishing opportunities without a boat.

Fish species types: bass, northern pike, musky, walleye, perch, panfish

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.

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