Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9 in Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue for 4 miles to the trailhead on the right.
Shoreline Fishing: Cotters Pond lies off of any developed and mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended.
It's about a 0.9-mile hike back to the pond, where only shore fishing is available. The hike along the trail is easy, but the key is to follow the stream you cross at about 0.4 miles from the trailhead. This is Cotter Pond Outlet. There is a herd path along the stream, but the forest is open enough to walk through. Use the stream as a handrail to reach the pond with ease.
Boat Access: None
Insider Tips: The fish in Cotters are not that big, but if you like fishing for stream trout you can come here and fish the shore.
Fish Species: Stream trout
Special Regulations: Always follow New York state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.