Saratoga Lake

Spotlight on Saratoga Lake

By Jack Minehan

Saratoga Sailing club race
Saratoga Sailing club race

If Lake George is the “Queen of American Lakes,” then Saratoga Lake is surely a princess. Situated in the foothills of the Adirondacks, it’s surrounded by:

  • the city of Saratoga Springs to the northwest,
  • the town of Malta to the southwest,
  • the town of Stillwater to the southeast, and
  • the town of Saratoga to the northeast.

The freshwater lake is 4.5 miles long and 1.5 miles at its widest. With 23 miles of shoreline, and average depth of 25′ (95′ max), it’s perfect for every water activity.

Google map of Saratoga Lake
Google map: Saratoga Lake

The sport of rowing has a long history on Saratoga Lake, especially along Fish Creek where the Head of the Fish regatta – the second largest regatta in the country – is held every year. Several marinas, including a public boat launch, service the sail and motor boats of the lake. Fishing is extremely popular with large and small mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Crappie, Blue Gill, Perch and Carp among the more popular sport fish inhabiting the lake. Ice fishing is also very popular with several tournaments during the winter season. Brown’s Beach, a new public beach/restaurant will be a welcome addition in the summer of 2015.

Located just minutes from Saratoga National Golf Course, Saratoga Race Course, downtown Saratoga Springs and I-87, Saratoga Lake is an extremely accessible asset to the already attraction-rich Saratoga Springs area.

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Sandy Bay, Saratoga Lake (Photo: Jack Minehan)
Sandy Bay, Saratoga Lake (Photo: Jack Minehan)
Sandy Bay, a popular boaters’ anchorage (Photo: Jack Minehan)

About the Author

Jack Minehan of Roohan Realty

Jack Minehan is licensed agent at Roohan Realty specializing in residential real estate and vacant land in and around Saratoga Springs. A longtime resident of the area, Jack brings over 25 years of local expertise, including 7 years as a residential mortgage originator. Hobbies include sailing, golf, and spending time with wife, Meg, and their two beautiful grandchildren.