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McKay Pond

Anglers target largemouth bass on McKay Pond. With easy shoreline access and plenty of small fish to catch, this is a great location for young or first time anglers to learn.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 40 feet
Area: 8.5 Acres
Shoreline Length: 0.5 Miles
Length: 0.2 Miles
Town: Riverhead


Town of Riverhead owned pond with shoreline access.

Directions: Long Island Expressway to Exit 69 North (Wading River Road). Drive north for approximately three miles and make a right at Grumman Blvd. McKay Pond is approximately 1.7 miles down on the north side of Grumman Blvd. There are no official parking spots for this property.

Restrictions: No Gas Motors.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown Bullhead


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)

Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

Visit NYS Department of Health website (link leaves DEC's website) for health advice on eating fish you catch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Long Island freshwater waterbodies.