Clear Pond (Boy Scout Camp)

Fishing Holes


Also known as Boy Scout Clear Pond, this 81 acre, barely developed pond is fringed by woods and marsh. Average depth is 28 feet, with a maximum depth of 63 feet. 

Don't be fooled by the size. The southeast central area is deep enough for lake trout and salmon. Panfish and brook trout like the indentations along the shore.

Directions to Access Points:

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. 


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 cartop or small outboard motors. 

Fish Species:

Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Splake, Kokanee, 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. 

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