Buck Horn Lake

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Buck Horn Lake
Location Unadilla, New York
Coordinates 42°21′09″N 75°17′32″W / 42.3525°N 75.2922°W / 42.3525; -75.2922Coordinates: 42°21′09″N 75°17′32″W / 42.3525°N 75.2922°W / 42.3525; -75.2922
Basin countries United States

Buck Horn Lake is a small private lake in the Southern Tier region of upstate New York. It is located in the town of Unadilla, approximately 150 miles (240 km) northwest of New York City and 90 miles (140 km) west of Albany. There are around 35 houses on the lake, most being summer homes and camps. Buck Horn is a man-made lake, constructed in the late 1950s by a man named Wendell Bachman. It is reminiscent of an Adirondack lake, ringed by pine trees and inhabited by many different types of wildlife.

Lake Facts[edit]

The lake averages about 7–9 feet (2.7 m) deep throughout, and is stocked with thousands of fish. Small and large mouth bass abound, as do bluegill and even Koi. The New York state record bass was caught at Buck Horn Lake in 1987, and that record still stands at 11 lb 4 oz. measured 25.5 in.

Algae and Millfoil Problems[edit]

Buck Horn is plagued by algae blooms and seaweed millfoil. These problems usually occur during the hot summer months, and are partially brought under control by the use of safe chemicals. Millfoil can pose a problem for people using powerboats, as it can get tangled in the propeller and cause engine damage.