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Canadice Lake
Canadice Lake fall 2006.jpg
Aerial view of Canadice Lake in fall 2006.
Canadice Lake is located in New York Adirondack Park
Canadice Lake
Canadice Lake
Location in New York Adirondack Park
Canadice Lake is located in the United States
Canadice Lake
Canadice Lake
Location in the United States
Location Canadice, New York
Group Finger Lakes
Coordinates 42°43′00″N 77°34′04″W / 42.71667°N 77.56778°W / 42.71667; -77.56778
Type Ground moraine
Primary outflows Canadice Outlet
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3 mi (4.8 km)
Max. width 0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Surface area 649 acres (2.63 km2)
Average depth 55 ft (17 m)
Max. depth 95 ft (29 m)
Water volume .011 cu mi (0.046 km3)
Shore length1 6.5 mi (10.5 km)
Surface elevation 1,096 ft (334 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Canadice Lake is the smallest Finger Lake of western New York. The lake is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Rochester. The name is derived from the Iroquois word ska-ne-a-dice, meaning long lake.


Canadice Lake is three miles (4.8 km) long and 0.3 miles (0.48 km) wide at its widest point. The lake has a surface area of 649 acres (2.63 km2) and a maximum depth of 95 feet (29 m). Its shoreline is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) long.

The lake is used as a water source of Rochester, New York. To protect the water quality, no houses are permitted on its shore and boats are limited to 17 feet (5.2 m) in length and a must have a 10-horsepower engine or less. Swimming, camping and contamination of the water are prohibited. Previously, a free permit was required to fish or boat on the lake, but that permit system has been discontinued and they are no longer required.


Canadice Lake
Canadice Lake in 1997.

Canadice Lake features several trout species for recreational fishing, including lake trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. All three trout species are annually stocked in the lake by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Landlocked Atlantic salmon are occasionally stocked as well.

An unimproved gravel boat ramp is available for launching boats on the lake's east side, and a cartop launch is available at the south end of the lake.

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