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Grant Park Pond, Hewlett

Physical Features:

Elevation: 5 feet
Area: 6 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.62 miles
Maximum depth: 8 feet
Town: Hempstead

Access:

Nassau County Park

Directions: Grant Park Pond is located in a Nassau County Park south of Sunrise Highway in Hewlett. Take Sunrise Hwy. to Peninsula Blvd. south. Then make a left onto Prospect Ave. and follow signs to park.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited. Shoreline access is available, but part of the shoreline is restricted, so please respect the posted signs.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Carp, American Eel

Fishing:

Grant Park Pond has a surprisingly good bass population and is worth the trip for local anglers.

Half the pond is closed to fishing; helping to maintain the quality of the bass fishery. Sunfish and carp also offer good action. The pond suffers from intense algae blooms, mostly during the summer, which can impact fishing quality.

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.