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Tuscarora Lake

Tuscarora Lake also called Erieville Reservoir is a lake located by Erieville, New York. The lake was created in 1850 as a feeder for the Erie Canal and is still used as a feeder for the canal. Tuscarora Lake is the highest reservoir in New York State. The lake is stocked with fish each year with funds that are provided by donations and proceeds from the ice-fishing derby.[2] Fish species that are present in the lake include pumpkinseed sunfish, walleye, and largemouth bass.[3][4]

Tuscarora Lake
Location Madison County, New York, United States
Coordinates 42°52′02″N 75°45′24″W / 42.86722°N 75.75667°W / 42.86722; -75.75667Coordinates: 42°52′02″N 75°45′24″W / 42.86722°N 75.75667°W / 42.86722; -75.75667[1]
Type Lake
Basin countries United States
Surface area 313 acres (1.27 km2)[1]
Average depth 21 feet (6.4 m)
Max. depth 42 ft (13 m)
Shore length1 3.7 miles (6.0 km)
Surface elevation 1,499 ft (457 m)[1]
Islands 2
Settlements Erieville, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.


  1. ^ a b c "Tuscarora Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  2. ^ "Tuscarora Lake Association". Tuscarora Lake Association. Erieville Nelson Community Association. 1990. Retrieved 23 January 2018. data
  3. ^ Sportsman's Connection (Firm) (2011-01-01), Western Adirondacks New York fishing map guide: includes lakes & streams for the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates., Sportsman's Connection, ISBN 978-1-885010-63-6, OCLC 986498446
  4. ^ "Tuscarora Lake" (PDF). NYSDEC. 1998. Retrieved 4 May 2017.