Clear Pond (Boy Scout Camp)

Fishing Holes

Flatwater Paddles

Also known as Boy Scout Clear Pond, this 81-acre, barely developed pond is fringed by woods and marsh, with a Boy Scout camp along the north shore.


Average depth is 28 feet, with a maximum depth of 63 feet.


There is limited shoreline fishing on Clear Pond. Only a small area near the launch is really adequate.   

Boat access: there is good boat access for small cartop or small outboard motors. There is no ramp for larger boats on the pond.

Fish Species: lake trout, brook trout, bullhead, smelt, panfish.

Special Regulations: about half of the shore is private property, please respect private lands. 

Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Getting there:

From the intersection of Route 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths, follow Route 30 north. Continue a short distance to the Meacham Lake Campground & Day Use Area entrance on the right. Drive this for a couple hundred feet to the access on the left; parking is on the right. 

Please note that while the scout camp is not in use all summer, there are events at the camp periodically. Please be courteous if you happen to be on the pond while scouts are in camp.

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