The Indian River originates in a neighboring county, but a portion of its water flows through St. Lawrence County.
The Indian River flows for nearly 100 miles through Lewis and Jefferson counties before entering St. Lawrence County where the river empties into Black Lake. THE RIVER’S TEN-MILE LENGTH FROM THE COUNTY LINE TO BLACK LAKE OFFERS SOME EXCELLENT FISHING. Available species include panfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and catfish. The waters above Rossie promise quality panfishing while the area below the falls in Rossie is a hotspot for early-season crappies and walleyes. A free DEC brochure, “Fishing and Canoeing the Indian River,” contains detailed information about this flow.