Lake Pleasant (Hamilton County, New York) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Pleasant
|Location||Adirondack Park, Hamilton County, New York, US|
|Primary inflows||Sacandaga Lake Outlet, Sucker Brook, Cherry Brook|
|Primary outflows||Sacandaga River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||4 mi (6.4 km)|
|Max. width||1 mi (1.6 km)|
|Surface area||1,475 acres (5.97 km2)|
|Average depth||29 feet (8.8 m)|
|Max. depth||62 feet (19 m)|
|Shore length1||9.6 miles (15.4 km)|
|Surface elevation||1,726 feet (526 m)|
|Settlements||Lake Pleasant, New York|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
The lake is about four miles (6.4 km) long and about one mile (1.6 km) wide with its length oriented in an approximate northeast to southwest direction, the widest part at the northeast end. The village of Speculator is at its northern tip, and the hamlet of Lake Pleasant, the county seat, is by the western end. NY Route 8 traverses the north side of the lake, and South Shore Road goes around the south part.
The lake is ringed with seasonal and year-round houses. A public beach is at the north end in Speculator. Most commercial development is found along Route 8 and adjacent to Speculator, while the area along South Shore Road is primarily residential.
Fish species in the lake are smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown trout, rock bass, chain pickerel, sunfish, and black bullhead. There is a state-owned public hand launch on the north shore near the outlet and also a navigable channel from Sacandaga Lake.
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