Onota Lake is a 617-acre great pond which lies entirely within the City of Pittsfield. Due to its location, it is very heavily used by anglers, swimmers, rowers, paddlers, water skiers and sailors.


There is a double concrete boat ramp and parking lot located on the southeast shore about 1/3 of the way from the southern end. There is also a cement-fishing pier located in one of the better fishing areas.

Notification Of Aquatic Treatment
NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT ONOTA LAKE Onota Lake will be chemically treated with aquatic herbicides on Wednesday, June 13th to control invasive Eurasian watermilfoil and other nuisance aquatic vegetation. The lake will be closed to all water uses, (including, swimming, fishing and boating) on the day of treatment. These uses may resume on Thursday morning, June 14th. Use of the lake water for irrigation (watering lawns, gardens or plants of any kind) is prohibited for 14 days post treatment. Printed posters warning of these and other temporary water use restrictions will be posted around the lake shoreline in advance of the treatment. For more information, call 499-9344.

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