Owen Pond

  • Route 86
    Lake Placid

Listed as one of the top brown trout waters in Essex County, Owen Pond was reclaimed in 1952 and remains an excellent fishery. The state annually stocks yearling browns here, planting 330 fish this year.

Only 19 acres and just over 30 feet at its deepest, this town of North Elba water is home not only to browns, but rainbows and lake trout as well as some smallmouth, bullheads and pumpkinseeds.

Access is via the Owen Pond trailhead, located on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington.