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World-Class Fly-Fishing at Upstate New York’s Tailwater Lodge

Nestled between Upstate New York and Lake Ontario, alongside the banks of the world-renowned Salmon River rests the beautiful Tailwater Lodge. This incredible destination takes you away from the hustle-bustle of the cities and lets you experience a refreshing and natural setting where you can indulge in some of the best fly-fishing in the state. 

The breathtaking Salmon River runs along for 17 miles through Oswego County until it meets Lake Ontario. It’s magnificent size and nearly constant water flow makes it a popular destination for sport fishing not only in New York but the entirety of the United States. Tailwater specializes in fly-fishing and offers an onsite guide concierge who can help you plan your adventure on their 2,000-foot stretch of frontage along the river. You have complete private access to fish to your heart’s content for trophy steelhead as well as king and coho salmon. The Salmon River boasts two major fishing records: the largest Chinook ever caught in the Great Lakes region (weighing 47 pounds, 13 ounces) and the largest Coho (33 pounds, 4 ounces) caught anywhere in the world.

When you need a break from the fishing, staying active around Upstate New York is easy. Tailwater Lodge offers amazing opportunities to go snowmobiling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and whitewater rafting, giving guests plenty of outdoor options to choose from regardless of the season. Beautiful Lake Ontario is a wonderful place to enjoy kayaking in the summer, while the surrounding area is full of wondrous hiking trails that let you explore the scenery at your leisure. 

“There is so much to offer in the Salmon River Region: a day on the river chasing Steelhead, hiking to Salmon River Falls, or a day of snowshoeing with your family is all at your fingertips,” said Tom Fernandez, Lodge Representative for Tailwater Lodge. 

Of course there’s more to enjoy than just the adventure. The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant is already quickly becoming a favorite among locals with it’s upscale comfort food and surprisingly large selection of craft beers available and on tap. And after a long day out and about, you’ll enjoy a truly luxurious stay at the lodge, which features well-appointed accommodations, a conference center, and an onsite fly-fishing pro shop. 

Tailwater Lodge is a surefire hit for anyone looking to tackle the famously fish-filled waters of the Salmon River or anyone desiring a relaxing and well-accommodated weekend!