Waddington offers great access and fishing on the St. Lawrence River.
As usual, the big river in this area is home to large populations of gamefish.
Walleye and northern pike are the favorite gamefish of local anglers.
Walleye in the 7 - 9 pound range are not unusual.
Bays with weed beds near deep water drop-offs are excellent pike producing areas.
Smallmouth populations are widespread and muskie trolling is often rewarded.
Since the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce established the Junior Carp Tournament people worldwide have come to recognize the St. Lawrence River as one of the great carp fisheries.
Visit the chamber's web site, North Country Guide, for more information.
A nearby NY State Park provides an excellent place to Camp.
COLES CREEK STATE PARK
wooded and open tent/trailer campsites near a swimming beach on the St. Lawrence River.
The park has a playground, playing fields,a large pavilion and showers.
A marina on the mouth of Coles Creek lies just north of the park entrance.
Handicap Accessibility - Empire Passport Accepted
Household pets only; caged or on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
Pets are not permitted in picnic or bathing areas.
Proof of current rabies vaccination, certificate of inoculation or dated collar tag is required.
A pet-free camping loop is offered.
Waddington, NY 13694
Phone: (315) 388-5636
Reservations: (800) 456-2267
The park opens in mid-May and closes after Columbus Day.
Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season.
Deer hunting is allowed in season in a designated area south of Route. 37.