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Dryden Lake

Tompkins County - New York
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Dryden Lake is a shallow weedy lake located in Tompkins County near the Village of Dryden.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dryden Lake, NY

How big is Dryden Lake?
Dryden Lake is approximately 106 sq acres (0.4 sq km) in size with 2 miles (3.9 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Dryden Lake?
Dryden Lake is approximately 12 feet (3.7 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Dryden Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed and Yellow Perch in Dryden Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Golden Shiner and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Dryden Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Freeville, NY, Munsons Corners, NY and Cortland West, NY.

Are there places to stay in the Dryden Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Dryden Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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What are the best fishing times for Dryden Lake?
Today for Dryden Lake, fishing looks to be very active with peak fishing times around 7-8 am and 1-2 pm and 6-8 pm. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Dryden Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there boat launches on Dryden Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Dryden Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Dryden Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

History & Status of the Fishery
Dryden Lake is not stocked and statewide fishing regulations apply.

What is the average air temp for Dryden Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Dryden Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 74°F (23°C) to a low around 53°F (11°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Dryden Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of Dryden Lake.

For more New York State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Dryden Lake...
Beaver Pond 8.4 mi 63
Ithaca Reservoir 10.1 mi 44
Beebe Lake 10.4 mi 17
Nanticoke Lake 12.7 mi 46 20 ft
Jennings Pond 13.7 mi 38
Dean Pond 13.8 mi 30
Casterline Pond 14.1 mi 11 25 ft
Lake Como 15.0 mi 70 20 ft
Greenwood Lake 15.2 mi 25 25 ft
Bloody Pond 16.4 mi 26
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