Lincoln Pond is a great fishing spot in the Lake Champlain Region! Cast a line and catch tiger muskellunge, northern pike, bass, panfish, or bullhead. If fishing isn't your thing, it's also a great place for a paddle!
How to get there
From the intersection of Route 9 and Route 9N in Elizabethtown, follow Route 9N toward Westport. Continue for just under a mile to Lincoln Pond Road on the right. Follow here to Lincoln Pond and the State Campground. Car top boat access is available in all the areas you can do shoreline fishing, small boats with outboards can be launched from the state campground but a day use fee will be required.
By the numbers
- Size: 721 acres
There are ample areas for shore fishing on this pond. You can choose from the campground at the southern end, off Lincoln Pond Road on the western side, or from Kingdom Dam Road on the north. Perch, panfish, and bass are easy enough to catch from shore, but the best fishing is from a boat.
Lincoln Pond is an accessible ice fishing option. The access is easy, the fishing often excellent, and the chance to land a big tiger muskie always a possibility.
There are plenty of spots to launch a canoe or kayak from the side of Lincoln Pond Road. The waters are gentle and generally quite calm, but winds occasionally make it tough to paddle on one side of the road or the other, depending on the direction of the prevailing winds. The north end is a much nicer paddle with more land and shore features. At the far north end there is a dam, which marks the end of the journey. Only small motors are allowed, so there's a chance you'll have the pond to yourself and other paddlers!
A day use fee at the state campground is required.
Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in regards to aquatic invasive species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of “Clean, Drain, and Dry.” Lincoln Pond does have the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil, so please check all boats and equipment to ensure you are not transporting this invasive plant.