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This imposing lake is tucked away among hardwood hills in the heart of the wilderness. The campground is on the shore of Dark Bay.

Getting there

Hard surface ramp at Paradox Lake Public Campground on Route 74, 2 miles east of the hamlet of Severance. 

Lake information 

  • Elevation: 816 feet
  • Area: 896 surface acres
  • Shoreline Length: 12 miles
  • Length: ~ 4 miles
  • Max Depth: 52 feet
  • Mean Depth: 25 feet
  • Max Width: ~75 miles

Fishing

There is a surface ramp at Paradox Lake Public Campground on Route 74, 2 miles east of the hamlet of Severance. There is parking for 25 cars and trailers with rentals available. Motorboats are welcome here.

Species: smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, rainbow trout, lake trout, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, largemouth bass, northern pike, white sucker

Ice Fishing

Paradox Lake has a natural population of lake trout. The long and narrow shape offers plenty of shoreline. East bay is the shallowest part.

Paddling

A mink may swim up to you as you're paddling around in this smooth lake. For paddlers interested in a challenge, Paradox Lake is included in the Schroon Paddle Challenge.

Paradox Lake is a good place to ice fish for trout.

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Fish Species

  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout