Raquette River Reservoirs

The construction of hydroelectric dams on the Raquette River created a series of eight reservoirs called the Upper Impoundments.  Carry Falls, Stark Falls, Black Falls, Rainbow Falls, Five Falls, South Colton, Higley Flow, and Colton Flow reservoirs comprise this 30-mile stretch of “river.” 

The reservoirs vary in size from 100 to 3,000 acres, and shorelines vary in appearance from developments to wilderness.  WALLEYES ARE THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER SPECIES IN THE IMPOUNDMENTS, BUT SMALLMOUTH BASS, NORTHERN PIKE, AND YELLOW PERCH ARE ALSO POPLAR AMONG ANGLERS.  Other possibilities include tiger muskies, largemouth bass, pumpkinseeds, brown bullheads, rock bass, and fallfish. 

Public access and shore fishing are available at each reservoir.  Established campgrounds and primitive camping are also available along the Upper Impoundments.


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