Tucked away in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the Great Sacandaga Lake is surrounded by towering pines and natural beauty as part of the forever-wild Adirondack Park Preserve. The Great Sacandaga Lake is one of the Adirondacks’ largest lakes, measuring 29 miles long and about 5 miles wide at its widest point. The Great Sacandaga Lake, formerly known as the Sacandaga Reservoir, was so named in the 1960’s in an effort to promote tourism to the area.
Today, activities and outdoor adventure abound in every season at the Great Sacandaga Lake and its surrounding areas. Interested in fishing? The GSL offers Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Northern Pike, Walleye, Redbreast Sunfish, Black Crappie, Rock Bass, Carp, Rainbow Trout, Pumpkinseed, and Chain Pickerel. The lake offers four boat launches and is home to the Northhampton Beach State Campground. Bordering towns include Broadalbin, Mayfield, Northville, Edinburg, West Day, Conklingville, Batchellerville, Fayville, and Fish House.