Fish Creek Road

Lowville, NY 13367




According to the agency website: "The Soft Maple Reservoir Waterway Access Site provides access to a great opportunity for smallmouth bass fishing. The site provides parking and a short accessible path designed for use with mobility devices and is suitable for launching a canoe or small cartop boat onto the reservoir. This access came about through an agreement with the power company which owns the shoreline of Soft Maple Reservoir and access roads cross Croghan Tract of the Champion Conservation Easement lands. These facilities are in the Town of Watson.

Directions from the West: Take NYS Rt 812 south about 17 to 18 miles from Harrisville or Rt 812 north 12 to 13 miles north from Lowville to the intersection with Old State Road. Go east on Old State Road to Belfort. In Belfort take Long Pond Road east. At mile 2 miles, Long Pond Road makes a sharp left at Fish Creek Road, proceed another 2 to 2½ miles to the Prentice Road. The preferred route is to continue on the Fish Creek road, but currently the bridge over Fish Creek is out. The alternate route is to turn right onto Prentice Rd. Follow the Prentice Rd and make a quick right near mile 7. Proceed south past the accessible trail at Sand Pond, cross Roaring Brook and continue on the Main Haul Road about 5 miles and the access site is on the left, before the bridge out on Fish Creek."


Department Of Environmental Conservation Accessible Recreation Destination


Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hand Launch, Wildlife Observation

Croghan Tract Champion Easement Public Recreation Map