Loons, mink, pine marten, otter, moose, beaver, deer, and red fox are just some of the wildlife that you may encounter at the lake. Lake Harris and Rich Lake is beautiful gems in the Adirondack Hub!

How to get there

To get to Lake Harris launch from Overlook Park in Newcomb, head west on Route 28N toward Long Lake. After 2.5 miles, turn right onto Beach Road and the launch is on the right.

Paddling

Lake Harris does have motorboats, but it's an absolutely beautiful lake to paddle. Connecting to Lake Harris is Rich Lake, on Adirondack Interpretive Center property. Belden Lake separates Lake Harris and Rich Lake. Paddling from one lake to the other requires portages, but all are less than 300 yards. Along the way you'll see many historical landmarks!

Fishing

Popular fish species here are: smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, brown bullhead, and pumpkinseed.

Ice Fishing

Lake Harris now supports a self-sustaining population of walleye after being experimentally stocked from 2004 until 2008. Also known for its quality panfishing.

Species: Northern pike, yellow perch, walleye.

From Rich Lake there are many outlets that joins it to the Hudson, seen here at the AIC.
From Rich Lake there are many outlets that joins it to the Hudson, seen here at the AIC.
Beautiful shorelines with the distant mountains.
Beautiful shorelines with the distant mountains.
Several brooks are part of this major water body.
Several brooks are part of this major water body.
The lushness of spring gives way to the abundance of summer.
The lushness of spring gives way to the abundance of summer.
The shore of some camps highlight the shore and islands.
The shore of some camps highlight the shore and islands.

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