Fish & Game


Serious fishermen know that Inlet area waters offer some of the most diverse fishing around. Bass, muskie, trout, and landlocked salmon are just a sample of the fish in our region.

Talk to local residents or hire an experienced guide to learn more about where the fish are biting. Public fishing is available from state and town land, including the boat launches on Fourth Lake and Seventh Lake, the boardwalk at Arrowhead Park, and all of the DEC campgrounds. Some of our best fishing happens in the winter on our majestic frozen lakes.

All fishing must be done with a NYS fishing license and in accordance with DEC rules and regulations. Licenses are available at the Inlet Town Clerk's Office. Email or call (315) 357-5771 for more information. The office is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Licenses are also available at the Inlet Department Store/ACE Hardware: (315) 357-3636.
A fishing access map with tips and locations is available at the Inlet Information Office or by clicking on the link below.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation fishing page

Fishing map and guide

Fishing Fourth Lake


The town of Inlet in the West Central Adirondacks is surrounded by millions of acres of state-owned land. Hunting in Inlet (with a NYS license) is a multi-season and multi-species sport. Many sportsmen arrive before the regular big game season for muzzle loading, bow hunting, and early bear season. Whitetail deer are plentiful, and small game is also abundant here. Duck, turkey, and snowshoe hare are a few examples of the small game living in our forests.

Hunting is permitted on all state lands, so the hunting territory in and around Inlet is considerable. Please be considerate of all private land that is posted.  

Licenses are available at the Inlet Department Store/ACE Hardware: (315) 357-3636. Non-resident hunters must hold a hunting license in their home state or a hunting safety certificate in order to purchase a NYS hunting license.

For information on hunting seasons go to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hunting page

The DEC Hunting and Fishing Hotline for Region 5 at Ray Brook, NY, is (518) 891-5413.

During hunting seasons, hikers should be aware that they may meet hunters bearing firearms or archery equipment. Please recognize that these are fellow outdoor recreationists with the legal right to participate in these activities on the forest preserve. Hunting accidents involving non-hunters are extremely rare. Hikers can wear bright colors as an extra precaution if it makes them more comfortable.

Hunting access map and guide


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