Deer River Access

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths, follow Route 30 north. Continue for about 6.5 miles to the second entrance of Cold Brook Road on the left, the access is on the corner. 

Shoreline Fishing:

There is great shoreline fishing on the south side access, but it's much more limited on the north side of Cold Brook Road. Fish the weeds and lilies with a weedless hook for smallmouth bass, or use bobbers for some nice trout. 

Boat Access:

Boat access is on the north side of Cold Brook Road for small outboard boats only or a great location for cartop fishing access. 

Fish Species Types:

Smallmouth bass, panfish, brook trout, bullhead

Special Regulations:

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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