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 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 some have come across Sturgeons.
Notable people from the areaEdit
- George A. Mitchell, founder of Cadillac, Michigan
The Log Cabins is a small, family-owned business located on Black Lake open from April to October. Cabins, ranging from two to five bedrooms, as well as boats, of various sizes, are available to rent right on the water. In addition, there is a small store where bait, tackle, clothing, and groceries are available.
- Log Cabins Web Site
- Official Black Lake Web Site
- Black Lake fishing information