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Saratoga Lake, New York

Free Public Boating & Watersport Activities

Saratoga Lake, nestled in the heart of upstate New York, is a picturesque and popular destination for both locals and visitors. Located just a short drive from the historic city of Saratoga Springs, the lake offers a serene escape with its tranquil waters and beautiful surroundings. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery, and nearby attractions include the Saratoga Spa State Park and the famous Saratoga Race Course, adding to the appeal of the area.

Boating is a favorite pastime on Saratoga Lake, and there are several marinas and numerous boat launch ramps that cater to boating enthusiasts. Whether it's sailing, kayaking, or cruising, the lake's calm waters provide the perfect setting for a day of boating enjoyment. Additionally, water sports like water skiing and wakeboarding are popular activities for thrill-seekers looking to add excitement to their boating experience.

For those who don't have their own, there are rental boats available, allowing visitors to easily access the lake and enjoy its offerings. Rental boats provide a convenient and hassle-free way to explore the waters and partake in various water activities without the commitment of owning a boat.

Saratoga Lake is also known for its excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers can try their luck in catching a variety of fish species, including bass, walleye, and perch. The lake's diverse fish population makes it an attractive destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking to reel in a big catch.

There are campgrounds in the nearby Saratoga Spa State Park and other surrounding areas, providing visitors with a place to rest and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region. With its scenic landscapes and recreational offerings, Saratoga Lake remains a beloved destination for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone seeking a peaceful retreat in upstate New York.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Ideal boating waters and a wide variety of fish species await visitors to Saratoga Lake, a 3,800-acre lake in the east-central part of NYS. Saratoga Lake State Boat Launch is located at the northeast corner of the lake, off route 9P. The lake is small enough for canoes and kayaks, yet big enough for larger pleasure, pontoon and fishing boats. A couple marinas, a campground, stores and restaurants are all easily accessible to enhance a fishing trip or an extended vacation. Over 23 miles of shoreline encircle this fishery which has healthy populations of bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch and pike. The fishing is excellent in spring and fall, good during summer and can be great when ice fishing in winter. There are numerous areas where anglers wishing to fish from the bank can find access.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Lee's Park Campground - 518 584-1951

Saratoga Lake Map


Fish species found in Saratoga Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

South Shore Marina
113 NY-9P
Malta, NY 12020
518 584-9125

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