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Lebanon Reservoir

  • 6075 Reservoir Rd, Lebanon, NY 13085
Lebanon Reservoir is a small remote water body located in Madison County near the Village of Hamilton. It is one of the numerous area reservoirs that was built to supply water to the Erie Canal. Physical Features Elevation: 1300 feet Area: 96 acres Shoreline Length: 2.2 miles Length: 0.79 miles Maximum Depth: 45 feet Town: Lebanon Aquatic Plant Life: Lebanon Reservoir has rooted aquatic plant growth around most of the lake shore out to about 15 feet of water. The areas around the boat launch and the northern arm have significant aquatic plant growth. Access: On Reservoir Road, about 4 miles west of the Village of Hamilton. Concrete ramp. Parking for 14 cars and trailers. Fish Species: Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, walleye, black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, golden shiner, white sucker, and brown bullhead. Fishing: Lebanon reservoir supports a two-story fishery with rainbow trout being the main cold water gamefish and largemouth bass the main warm water species. Trout are usually targeted shortly after they are stocked in the spring and also during the winter months by ice fishing. There are some holdover rainbow trout most years. Ice fishing for panfish like bluegills and yellow perch is also popular on the lake. Black crappies are also caught through the ice but tend to be just under the legal length of 9 inches. Largemouth bass are abundant with fish in the 12 to 14-inch range being common. Though growth rates for bass are slow, there are 20-inch bass caught each season.