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Black River

Lewis County, NY
image of fish caught on the black river


Black River is a great waterway for anglers in the Adirondack to land quality size fish in the Adirondacks of New York.

 The Black River is a north-flowing river that runs for 73 miles in Lewis County. the Black River has a prime fishing section in the 8.5 mile stretch from the county line to Lyons Falls. The DEC annually stocks the waterway with brown and rainbow trout.

You can find warm-water fishing downstream from Lyons Falls. There you will find walleye, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, and northern pike.

Fly fishing is popular in the upper-portion of the river and anglers can access the river at the multiple hand and trailer launches.  

There are nine lean-tos in the surrounding Black River Wild Forest.

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