The only way to explore Round Lake is by water.
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Round Lake
Sabattis Circle Road, Tupper Lake
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The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.

Getting there

Head south on route 30 for 12 miles until Route 30 intersects with Hamilton County Route 10A, or the Sabattis Road. When you reach this intersection, turn west onto Route 30 and continue on until you see the parking area for Round Lake.

This launch is not direct into Round Lake. This launch will give you access to a southern outlet with a fantastic paddle through the narrows. There are several camping locations on the lake for an extended weekend adventure.


This is prime wilderness paddling. The launch is dirt with steps and less than 100 feet from the drop-off area. No motor boats are allowed on these waters. It can get a bit choppy but otherwise is mostly calm. Due to its size, Round Lake can get whitecaps, making paddling much harder.


The wetlands that surround the narrows are excellent birding locations and should be awarded a bit of extra time. 


Round Lake is one of the home waters of a unique "heritage" strain of brook trout known as the Little Tupper strain.


Round Lake has 11 primitive camping sites best accessed by water.

Waterfront Sites, Wooded Sites
Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass
The only way to explore Round Lake is by water.
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