Wild Forest Ponds

Numerous Brook Trout Ponds are scattered throughout St. Lawrence County's Wild Forests. Three first-rate ponds in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest are Bridge Brook, Big Trout, and Little Trout. Bridge Brook is accessible from a trail on the west shore of Tupper Lake, and this 167-acre pond sees an annual stocking of 2,000 brookies. Big Trout covers 157 acres, and anglers access the pond from trails off County Routes 10 and 421. Big Trout receives an annual stocking of 3,500 brookies while Little Trout is stocked with 1,200 trout each year. The 45-acre Little Trout is accessible via a bushwack trail from Big Trout.

Streeter and Round lakes are good bets for brookies in the Aldrich Pond State Forest. The 68-acre Streeter Lake is stocked with 2,300 brook trout annually. Cartop access is available from the Coffin Mills Road. Round Lake has 78 acres, and a trail from Aldrich provides access. This Lake sees a yearly stocking of 1,400 brook trout. In the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, Curtis and Dog ponds offer brook trout opportunities. These ponds are 17 and 18 acres respectively, and each sees a yearling stocking of 500 brookies. Clear Pond (Vigor) in the White Hill Wild Forest and Church Pond in the Raquette Boreal Wild Forest also hold brook trout populations. Clear Pond is 36 acres in size, and annual stockings number 1,000. A trail from Clear Pond Road provides access. Church Pond covers 25 acres, and 400 brookies are stocked here annually. A state trail off State Rte. 56 provides access.

Water Type

Brook Trout Ponds

Species Available


Fishing Seasons

Fall Spring Summer