A New York state-designated “recreational river,” the Schroon River is a 68-mile long tributary of the Hudson. It starts near the hamlet of Underwood and flows into the Hudson near Warrensburg.
For fishermen, the Schroon River offers a variety of species, including trout (rainbow, brook, brown), largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike and perch. Access is good along both sides of the river just above the town of Schroon Lake through the Alder Meadow Road state access point.
While this portion of the river, to where it empties into Schroon Lake, has many twists and turns and is lined with trees and brush, it’s easily accessed. DEC stocks the river annually with brown trout; special fishing regulations allow fishing for trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon year-round.
A DEC access point is located at Alder Meadow Road: