Tupper Lake (New York)

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Tupper Lake
Big Tupper Lake.jpg
Boathouses on the lake
Location Adirondack Park, Altamont / Piercefield, New York, US
Coordinates 44°10′N 74°32′W / 44.17°N 74.54°W / 44.17; -74.54Coordinates: 44°10′N 74°32′W / 44.17°N 74.54°W / 44.17; -74.54
Primary inflows Raquette River
Primary outflows Raquette River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 66 km (41 mi)
Surface area 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Max. depth 45 m (148 ft)
Water volume 456 km3 (370,000,000 acre·ft)
Shore length1 33 km (21 mi)
Islands County Line Island, Bluff Island
Settlements Village of Tupper Lake
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Tupper Lake is a lake in New York in the United States. The lake is in the Adirondack Park and crosses the county lines of St. Lawrence County and Franklin County.

Tupper Lake was discovered by Native Americans indigenous to the area around the 16th century. The first white man to see it was Ansel Tupper, a land surveyor. Ironically, he later drowned there while fishing because a deceitful Native American named Jev loosened the planks in Tupper's canoe. It is aligned in a northeast to southwest direction along its length. The lake is fed and drained by the Raquette River.

The lake is located in the towns of Altamont (Franklin County) and Piercefield (St. Lawrence County). The Village of Tupper Lake is at the northeast end of the lake in the Town of Tupper Lake. The village is adjacent to Raquette Pond, an arm of the lake at its northwest end. Another arm of the lake, Simon Pond, is south of the village. Some of the islands in the lake include County Line Island and Bluff Island.

Racquette Pond