Forest City Park Pond, Wantagh
Forest City Park Pond has a plentiful bass population dominated by bass less than 12 inches in length. The bass population is a slow growing, stunted population.
Pumpkinseed sunfish are also plentiful, but also tend to be smaller, averaging under five inches in length. Other species are present, but in lower densities.
Area: 6 acres
Maximum depth: 29 feet
Species Present (naturally reproducing):
Species Present (stocked):
Access is through Forest City Community Park controlled by the Town of Hempstead.
Directions: Forest City Park Pond is located just west of the Wantagh State Parkway, north of Jerusalem Avenue, and south of the Southern State Parkway.
Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available.
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.