Oneida Lake is the largest lake entirely within New York State (79.8 square miles (207 km2)). The lake is located northeast of Syracuse and near the Great Lakes. It serves as one of the links in the Erie Canal. It empties into the Oneida River which flows into the Oswego River which in turn flows into Lake Ontario. Oneida Lake is approximately twenty-two miles long by can range from one to five miles wide. Oneida Lake has the following species of fish landlocked Atlantic salmon, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, chain pickerel, rock bass, crappie, sunfish, bullheads, channel catfish, lake sturgeon, carp, and alewives.