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Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Warren County/Hamilton County, NY


Overview

The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest area is a great fishing spot for anglers looking for trout in the Adirondacks.

The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest area (WFA) is a great fishing spot for anglers looking for trout in the Adirondacks. The WFA has populations of brook trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and pickerel available. There are 45 ponds and lakes within the WFA and anglers travel here to experience great wildereness outings.

The most popular fish in the WFA is brook trout and the most popular water is Wilcox Lake. Anglers must hike five miles in any direction to reach Wilcox Lake. 

Shore fishing is challenging due to the vegetation, so most anglers use inflatable rafts or lightweight canoes. Most of the ponds are challenging to reach and require a long hike.

There are also four lean-tos in the area. 

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