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Argyle Lake, Babylon

Argyle Lake, in the heart of the village of Babylon, is formed by a dam across the Carll's River. The lake is fringed by Babylon Village park land although the bustle of the village is evident beyond the narrow strip of lawn and trees.

Physical Features:

Area: 25 acres
Maximum depth: 4 feet

Access:

Babylon Village Park

Directions: Argyle Lake lies just south of the Long Island Railroad tracks and just north of Montauk Highway (Rt.27A) in Babylon.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, but the entire shoreline is accessible.

Fish Species:

Naturally reproducing - Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Carp

Stocked - Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Fishing:

Anglers anxious to begin fishing in the early spring can take advantage of the strong run of yellow perch that typically occurs on the north end of the lake. Trout from the DEC hatcheries are added to the resident fish community to provide additional fishing opportunity in the spring and fall. Argyle Lake also contains some largemouth bass in the 15-18 inches range.

Regulations:

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.