New: Fulton Chain-of-Lakes Dam Rehabilitation Projects from the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District: Chain-of-Lakes-Presentaiton.pdf (ny.gov)

Sand Beach: Links to the DEC to voice your feelings about restoration of Sand Beach Island: DEC Region 6 Herkimer Office: 315-866-6330; [email protected] (M-F, 8:30 to 4:45)

Cell/Communications Tower: Information on the new cell phone and communications tower(s) for Inlet as published in the Adirondack Explorer in April 2022: APA approves Inlet communications towers, Crown Point solar project (adirondackexplorer.org)

Emergency Cell/Communications Tower: Milestones – Adirondack Emergency Communications Tower (adirondacktower.org)

Boating Reminders 2024:

In New York State, vessel speed is limited to 5 mph when within 100 feet of the shore, a dock, pier, raft, float or anchored boat.  PLEASE be mindful of this when out boating on our lakes, and remind others who you may see who are not abiding by these requirements.  Let’s all practice safe and responsible boating – here is a link to the NYS Boater’s Guide that provides much more detail around all aspects of safe boating.  Thank you.

Loons: Learn about the importance of our loons, and what we can do to help protect them. Adirondack Center For Loon Conservation

Milfoil: Adirondack Watershed Institute Sixth and Seventh Lake Invasive Species survey from last summer (2020) Executive Summary  or Full Report

Winter peace

A Warm Welcome

Sixth and Seventh lakes, part of the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondacks, are located approximately 10 miles from Old Forge, NY in the small town of Inlet, NY. The lakes are separated from the larger chain by the Sixth Lake Dam. They are unique in that they include privately owned residences and businesses as well as an abundance of state owned "Forever Wild" shoreline and wilderness areas. Canoeists and kayakers portage from Fourth and Fifth Lakes onto Sixth Lake to continue their journey through the Fulton Chain and ultimate destinations of Raquette Lake, Tupper Lake, Long Lake and beyond. The Adirondack Canoe Classic held in the fall, also known as the 90-miler, is a three-day canoe race from Old Forge to Saranac and traverses Sixth and Seventh Lake during the first day. Both lakes have businesses - rental camps, hotels, and restaurants. The lakes are joined by a channel running under the Seventh Lake Road Bridge.

Residents and vacationers alike enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, sunbathing, wind surfing, and sailing on both lakes during the summer. Of course, winter brings a variety of sports including snowmobiling, skiing, cross-country snowshoeing, dog sledding, and ice fishing. Spring and fall are also beautiful times on the lakes with the fabulous colors of the leaves changing in the fall and new growth in the spring.

Our Lakes and Where We Are

Your Photos

Have some cool Sixth and Seventh lake shots to share? Send them to us.

Please make sure:

You include a brief note (like a caption) describing what is going on, and when you took the shot.

Also, only send in photos which are yours.

Submit to [email protected]

Our Larger Community

Sixth and Seventh Lakes are located in the town of Inlet. A lot of things are going on in this little community. You might say big things in small packages.


Environmental Opportunities and Concerns

Maintaining the health of our Lakes is paramount to our mission. Check into the programs the Association is engaged in and the progress of ongoing projects.