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Saratoga Lake: Watersports, Fishing & Fun For All Generations!

Enjoy a fun-filled day out on Saratoga Lake! Like much of Saratoga, beautiful Saratoga Lake is a valuable and treasured community resource with a style all its own. Located just a few miles south of the City of Saratoga Springs, it is approximately 4.5 miles long and 1.5 miles wide.

boats out on a lake
Photo Credit: Hope Relly-Cobb

Saratoga Lake begins at the northern entry of Kayaderosseras Creek and Fish Creek and forms part of the southeastern border of Saratoga Springs. Easily accessible from either of these points, the lake has long been a destination for water recreation and vacationers.

Boaters enjoy cruising the clear expanse of Saratoga Lake, with water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and tubing providing entertainment and a cool respite from the summer heat.


Waterfront restaurant patio with people sitting at the tables

Most of the Saratoga Lake shoreline is privately owned, but there is public access at the state boat launch at the northern end for boaters, as well as several private marinas. The shoreline is dotted with recreational businesses that offer boat and paddlesport rentals too. At the southern end, Brown's Beach is perfect for swimming or launching your kayak.

For maximum relaxation, make sure you grab a bite to eat and enjoy scenic views at one of these restaurants on or near the lake.


A hand holding a fishing pole casted into a body of water

Whether you get that big catch or not, fishing is always going to be a good time. On Saratoga Lake, you can plan on spending the day in joyful pursuit of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye. Ice fishing is prevalent in winter, and bow hunting for carp is an exceptional twist on a traditional sport!

For ease of access, the New York State Boat Launch is located right on Route 9P, and has parking capacity for up to 100 trailers.


Row, row, row your boat! The sport of rowing has a long and distinguished history here, and visitors to Saratoga Lake may be greeted by the impressive sight of the championship Skidmore College crew team rowing the length of the lake.

The lake has been host to national collegiate rowing races for renowned universities since the 1870s. The quiet calm of Fish Creek also makes it an ideal spot for wakeboarding.

Want to take out a kayak or canoe yourself? Head to the Waterfront Park to begin your paddling trip. Need a kayak or paddleboard? Check out these rental companies and related businesses.


A dock on water that has various pontoon boats parked at it

Looking to do some boating? Here are some marinas and boat launches on the lake:

  • Salvi Aquatic Boat Rentals
  • Saratoga Lake State Boat Launch
  • Point Breeze Marina
  • South Shore Marina
  • Saratoga Lake Sailing Club
  • Brown's Beach

Interested in Saratoga Lake Real Estate? Contact one of the area realtors so you can call the lake home!

Directions to Saratoga Lake

Take time to enjoy the beauty of Saratoga Lake, and make memories as many others have for generations. To get to the lake, follow Route 9 South from Saratoga Springs to Route 9P, or take the Adirondack Northway (I-87) to Exit 14. Follow Route 9P southeast for just under one mile.

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