Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond
It's all about ease of access and wilderness here! Fishing, camping, paddling, and adventuring are all plentiful.
How to get there
From Tupper, drive south on Route 30. After about 11 miles, turn right onto Sabattis Circle Road. Continue on this route until you reach Little Tupper Lake.
A unique heritage strain of wild brook trout are found in Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond. These waters provide wilderness fishing experiences since no motors are allowed. Both locations are NO KILL waters where special regulations call for artificial lures only.
There are 3- to 5-pound brookies in Little Tupper, but larger numbers in Rock Pond, which drains into Little Tupper. Rock Pond is located at the southwestern end of Little Tupper, a seven mile paddle from the access point on the northeastern end of Little Tupper. Little Tupper is a relatively shallow lake, so winds can create choppy water.
Rock Pond allows ice fishing for Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed.
Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond are both great for canoes and kayaks, although Little Tupper Lake's shallow waters means that on windy days, canoeists are advised to paddle close to the shoreline. Both are accessed via a hand-launch site at Little Tupper Lake, with a short carry to Rock Pond Outlet. Common Loons and Bald Eagles are frequently seen in and above the water.
There are 24 primitive tent sites on Little Tupper Lake and 6 on Rock Pond. These are best accessed by water and are first-come, first-served.