Boating on the Great Sacandaga Lake is a favorite pastime of those who live and vacation in the Sacandaga Lake area. The Sacandaga Lake offers miles of shoreline that includes coves, river and stream inlets, views of the Adirondack Mountains and much more. The Great Sacandaga offers many opportunities for recreation as well. Fishing, sailing, skiing, tubing, and wake boarding are just a few.
Important Need To Knows…
Both the Northville Bridge and Batchellerville Bridge are considered No Wake Zones
Sacandaga Lake Terrain
Although the majority of the lake’s bottom is flat, there are natural and man made characteristics. Because the lake was created by flooding areas of surrounding towns, you will find Rock walls, tree stumps and old foundations and other underwater features. Jimapco prints a great waterproof map of the Great Sacandaga lake that is perfect for boaters.
Overtaking – Passing: The boat being passed has the Right of Way. Keep clear of the other boat.
Meeting Head On: Keep to the right.
Crossing: The boat on the right has the Right of Way. Slow down and allow it to pass.
Buoys & Markers
When the Sacandaga Lake is at its higher water levels you can navigate almost anywhere without problems. However, to be safe, it is very important to ride between all red and green channel markers.
Buoys are important safety features on the lake and are no different than traffic signals or signs on the road. They must be obeyed and all persons boating on the lake should be familiar with the types of buoys and markers to enjoy the Sacandaga safely.
Red Channel Markers: Leave buoy to Starboard (right), meaning, do not pass between the buoy and the shore.
Green Channel Markers: Leave buoy to Port (left), meaning, do not pass between the buoy and the shore.