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Sacandaga Lake
Location Hamilton County, New York,
United States
Type Lake
Primary inflows Hatchery Brook, Burnt Place Brook, Echo Lake
Primary outflows Sacandaga Lake Outlet
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,608 acres (6.51 km2)
Average depth 28 feet (8.5 m)
Max. depth 60 feet (18 m)
Shore length1 13.2 miles (21.2 km)
Surface elevation 1,526 feet (465 m)
Settlements Speculator, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Sacandaga Lake (sa-kuhn-DAH-ga) is a lake in the Town of Lake Pleasant in Hamilton County, New York approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Speculator. The outlet is a channel that leads to Lake Pleasant, which is the source of the Sacandaga River.

The lake covers an area of 1,608 acres (651 ha), entirely within the boundaries of New York's Adirondack Park, a mean depth of 28 feet (8.5 m), and a maximum depth greater than 50 feet (15 m). It lies at an altitude of 1,725 feet (526 m).

Moffitt Beach State Campground is a popular camping site on the lake.

Fishing

Fish species present in the lake are brown trout, brook trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, pickerel, and brown bullhead. There is a state owned public access with parking for 30 trucks and trailers.

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