Adirondack Mountains' Best Kept Secret

The Great Sacandaga Lake is an  undiscovered Mecca for boating, water sports, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and all kinds of recreation!
Surrounded by Great Restaurants, Quint Shops and History.
A wonderful Getaway Destination!

Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Preserve

The Great Sacandaga boasts a unique and distinguished history.

 Originally the Sacandaga Valley was home to the Mohawk Indians and was settled by Sir William Johnson in the 1700s. In the 1920’s the Valley was a booming resort town with luxurious and beautifully landscaped inns with golf courses, a sports complex, off Broadway Theater and amusement park with a roller coaster!

However, The waters of the Sacandaga River and the Hudson flooded with run-off every spring causing great damage to homes and businesses. Work to flood the valley began in the 1920’s and the great Conklingville Dam was put to use in the Spring of 1930 filling the great valley with 283 billion gallons of water!

Today the Great Sacandaga Reservoir is an undiscovered Mecca for boating, water sports, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and all kinds of recreation. Historical markers and museums mark the great events of the area. Antiques and crafts are found in little shops everywhere. And we boast some of the best lake front dining around! Unlike other lakes the Great Sacandaga Lake is still quaint and pristine!  We invite you to join us in an unforgettable Adirondack experience.

The Great Sacandaga Lake is Closer than you think!

Just a few miles from these major cities!!

ALBANY, NY

55

LAKE GEORGE, NY

15

SARATOGA, NY

22

SYRACUSE, NY

133

HATFORD, CT

160

MONTREAL, CANADA

170

MANHATTAN, NY

180

BOSTON, MA

203

About the Great Sacandaga

STATISTICS

     Surface Area: 42 Square miles

     Shoreline: 125 miles

     Maximum Width: 5 miles

     Water Capacity: 37.75 billion cubic feet

     Length: 29 miles ( Lake George is 32 miles)

     Average Depth: 40′

     Maximum Depth: 65′-90′ at the Conklingville Dam.

       Protected By the Adirondack Park Agency and the HBRRD.

     WATER LEVEL

Lou's Lake Report

Find out the latest details on the lake including navigation tips, water level, water temp and fishing tips!

Snowy sunset on the GSL
Lou Stutzke

February 15th, 2018

  • By Lou Stutzke
  • 16 Feb, 2018
(This is Lou’s Lake Report as of Thursday afternoon.) Ice Report: The ice is good. The shoreline is good. The snow has settled down a lot. This means that there’s plenty of snow for snowmobiles, but 4-wheelers.
Lou Stutzke

February 9th, 2018

  • By Lou Stutzke
  • 10 Feb, 2018
Ice Report: 21-24” and smooth i rode the entire lake last Saturday before the snow storms. A lot of the heaves have flattened out since then – now that the ice has gone back down. The lake.

February 2nd, 2018

  • By Elizabeth Emery
  • 02 Feb, 2018
  Ice Report: The lake level is back on its way down and the shorelines are tightening back up, and we finally got some snow on it. This weekend, side X sides and 4-wheelers should have no.