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Black Lake
Black Lake is located in New York Adirondack Park
Black Lake
Black Lake
Location in New York Adirondack Park
Black Lake is located in the United States
Black Lake
Black Lake
Location in the United States
Location Saint Lawrence County, New York, United States
Coordinates 44°32′18″N 75°34′07″W / 44.5383527°N 75.5685441°W / 44.5383527; -75.5685441
Type Lake
Primary inflows Indian River, Grass Creek, Black Creek
Primary outflows Oswegatchie River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 7,855 acres (31.79 km2)
Average depth 8 feet (2.4 m)
Max. depth 29 feet (8.8 m)
Water volume .0186 cu mi (0.078 km3)
Shore length1 57.5 miles (92.5 km)
Surface elevation 272 feet (83 m)
Islands Apple Island, Bullhead Island, Tavern Island, Prince Island, Conger Island, Bay Island, Belle Island, Bally Island, Pin Island, Elizabeth Island, Watch Island, Jennles Island, Lookout Island, Hogback Island, Bowman Island, Emery Island, Thompson Island, Tin Island, Raspberry Island, Big Island, Snake Island, Limestone and Crab Islands, Wood Island, Booths Island, Jennie's Island
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Black Lake is a lake in the northern part of New York in the United States and is the largest lake in Saint Lawrence County. The lake is south of the Saint Lawrence River and parallels the river for many miles.

Black Lake is of glacial origin, having been formed by the melting of continental glaciation in the state around 12,000 years ago.

Water flows into the lake from several sources, the largest being the Indian River. The lake drains into the Oswegatchie River and then into the Saint Lawrence River. The northeast end of the lake is south of Ogdensburg, New York.

The Mohawk indians referred to the lake as Kanientàrhón:tsi, which translates to "lake is black".


The water is brown stained and at times visibility gets down to under 2 feet at times. There are many species of fish present in the lake such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, black crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, brown bullhead, muskellunge some have come across Sturgeons.

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