Fishing on Dyken Pond

Dyken Pond is a 180 acre lake, the principal headwaters of the Poestenkill Creek and the largest lake on the Rensselaer Plateau. The mean depth of the manmade lake is 16 feet with a maximum depth of 38 feet.  Common fish species include brown bullhead, large mouth bass, yellow perch, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed and rock bass. It has been stocked with walleye. Public access for non-motor boats is available through the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center where you can fish from the dock or bring your own boat. Boats can be driven past the gate at the end of the parking lot to the boat launch during daylight hours. The gate is locked one hour before sunset each day.