Lake Neatahwanta

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Lake Neatahwanta
LocationOswego County, New York, United States
Coordinates43°18′31″N 76°26′20″W / 43.3086°N 76.4388°W / 43.3086; -76.4388Coordinates: 43°18′31″N 76°26′20″W / 43.3086°N 76.4388°W / 43.3086; -76.4388
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area750 acres (300 ha)[1]
Max. depth12 feet (3.7 m)
Shore length15.1 miles (8.2 km)
Surface elevation366 feet (112 m)
SettlementsFulton, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Neatahwanta is located in and near the city of Fulton in Oswego County, New York. It covers approximately 750 acres (3.0 km2) of which about one-half is located within the city, while the other half is located in the town of Granby. Neatahwanta translates to "little lake near the big lake" in Iroquois.

It is currently prohibited to swim in the lake or to allow pets to have contact with the water due to pollution and microbial growth. It is currently being dredged in hope to have it open for public use again. It is expected to be fully clean in about 2 years.


Fish species present in the lake are black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, bowfin, largemouth bass, northern pike, tiger muskie, white perch, black bullhead, bluegill, striped bass, and yellow perch. There is city owned access for a fee, with a hard surface ramp located on the north shore off Phillips Street in the city of Fulton campground. [2]


  1. ^ "lake neatahwanta". NYSDEC. 1998. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ 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

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