Canadice Lake

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Canadice Lake
Canadice Lake fall 2006.jpg
Aerial view of Canadice Lake in fall 2006.
Location Ontario County, New York
Group Finger Lakes
Coordinates 42°43′00″N 77°34′04″W / 42.71667°N 77.56778°W / 42.71667; -77.56778Coordinates: 42°43′00″N 77°34′04″W / 42.71667°N 77.56778°W / 42.71667; -77.56778
Type Ground Moraine
Primary outflows Canadice Outlet
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3 mi (4.8 km)
Max. width 0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Surface area 649 acres (2.63 km2)
Max. depth 95 ft (29 m)
Shore length1 6.5 mi (10.5 km)
Surface elevation 1,096 ft (334 m)[1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Canadice Lake /ˈkænəds/ is one of the minor Finger Lakes of western New York. The lake is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Rochester. The name is derived from the Iroquois word ska-ne-a-dice, meaning long lake.[2]


Canadice Lake is three miles (4.8 km) long and 0.3 miles (0.48 km) wide at its widest point. The lake has a surface area of 649 acres (2.63 km2) and a maximum depth of 95 feet (29 m).[3] Its shoreline is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) long.[citation needed]

The lake is used as a water source of Rochester, New York. To protect the water quality, no houses are permitted on its shore and boats are limited to 17 feet (5.2 m) in length and a must have a 10-horsepower engine or less. Swimming, camping and contamination of the water are prohibited.[3] A permit (available for free online or at a kiosk at the north end of Hemlock Lake) is required to fish or boat on the lake.[citation needed]


Canadice Lake in 1997.

Canadice Lake features several trout species for recreational fishing, including lake trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. All three trout species are annually stocked in the lake by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Landlocked Atlantic salmon are occasionally stocked as well.[3]

An unimproved gravel boat ramp is available for launching boats on the lake's east side, and a cartop launch is available at the south end of the lake.[3]

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  1. ^ "Canadice Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Beauchamp, William Martin (1907). Aboriginal Place Names of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin, Volume 108). New York State Education Department. p. 155. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. "Canadice Lake". Retrieved June 9, 2015. 

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