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Fishing, Boating & Hunting

Fishing and Boating

Those who enjoy angling and boating will find opportunities to fish or launch watercraft at several locations in the town. All launches accommodate car-top watercraft only (no hard surface ramps).

The Susquehanna River, Charlotte Creek, Wilber Lake, and the Otego Creek offer fishing possibilties in the Town of Oneonta.

Otego Creek Access Site (former Hemstreet Park)

County Route 9 (Glens Bridge Road) between Route 7 and Country Club Road. The creek contains native trout. State access sites. The state operates two boat launch and fishing access sites on the Susquehanna River at I-88 Exits 13 and 16.

Fortin Park
Anglers can fish the Charlotte Creek and Susquehanna River for trout, bass and walleye. The park is popular among fishermen in April when New York's trout season opens.

Wilber Lake (City of Oneonta Reservoir)
Fishing is permitted at the city reservoir located between East Street and Wilber Lake Road in the town. No boating is allowed. Contact 432-6450 for information.

No trash disposal is provided -- all sites are "carry in, carry out."



The only public land where hunting is permitted in the town is city-owned property in its watershed. Contact the city clerk at 432-6450 for information. Hunters should seek information before hunting on private lands.