Big Moose Lake

Big Moose Lake, at the head of the Moose River, is a large lake about five miles (8 km) north of Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.  It is a popular spot amongst tourists all year round: boating, water skiing and hiking in the summer; cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.


  The lake's popularity derives from its remoteness, climate and beauty, as well as its notoriety as the location of the murder of Grace Brown in 1906.  Alleged ghost sightings and subsequent media attention have added to the allure.

Location Town Of Webb – Herkimer County, N.Y.
Lake type Glacial
Primary Outflows Moose River
Max. Length 3 miles (4.8 km)
Max. Width 1 miles (1.2 km)
Surface Area 1,265 acres (5.12 km2)
Average Depth 23 ft (7.0 m)
Maximum Depth 70 ft (21 m)
Elevation 1,788 ft (545 m)
Islands Echo Island

Big Moose lake is not a part of the Fulton Chain of Lakes.  Big Moose Lake is secluded 5 Miles north of 4th Lake just a short drive up Big Moose Road from Eagle Bay, N.Y.  Unlike the busy and congested lakes of the Fulton Chain, Big Moose Lake is quiet, serene and typically void of chaos and comotion...usually.

Dunn's Boat Service is the local marina on Big Moose Lake and has everything you need for a fun day on the water.  Rentals are available as well as a Historical Boat Tour of the shoreline.

146 Glenmore Road
Eagle Bay – Big Moose Lake,
New York 13331

(315) 357 – 4891