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Forest City Park Pond, Wantagh

Fishing Information

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.

Physical Features:

Area: 6 acres
Maximum depth: 29 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Brown Bullhead
American Eel

Species Present (stocked):


Special Regulations:

Special regulations exist.

Public 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.

Health Advisories: No specific advisory.