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.

Annual Water Chestnut Pulling Team
A team of volunteers are gathered together in an effort to find and remove as many water chestnuts as possible @ the north end of the lake. Usually requires 2-3 hrs of time on a Saturday or Sunday in the beginning of August. Date to be announced soon.

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