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Forest City Park Pond, Wantagh

Physical Features:

Elevation: 40 feet
Area: 6 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.68 miles
Maximum depth: 29 feet
Town: Hempstead

Access:

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.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill , Pumpkinseed, Carp, Brown Bullhead , American Eel

Fishing:

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.

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.