Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further north. The pond itself is often used as an access point to get to Tupper Lake for extended paddling. The pond is rather large and motorboats are allowed. There is one good access for the pond and that is located in the center of town at the town park. Explore the grasslands between Tupper Lake and Raquette Pond for birding opportunities.
How to get there: From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Piercefield. Continue for just under 1-mile to the park on the left.
Type of launch: Roadside, less than 50 feet, gravel shore
Type of water: This is a large lake with very little protection from the elements. Be aware of bad weather, whitecaps often develop early and late in the day. On windy days stay closer to shore or in the grassy areas for added protection.
Always be on the lookout for motorboats.