Randall Pond, Ridge - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Randall Pond, Ridge

Randall Pond is a small pond located on the DEC property at Ridge.

Physical Features:

Area: 4 acres
Maximum depth: 8 feet (at normal groundwater levels)

Access:

Access via small dirt paths off Randall Road. An accessible educational nature trail is west of the pond. It provides access to three accessible fishing piers on the pond.

Directions: From William Floyd Parkway exit to Route 25 (Middle Country Rd.) and travel west to Randall Road. Make a right and then make a left at the third driveway into the DEC parking lot.

Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; shoreline access is available.

Fish Species:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Brown Bullhead

Fishing:

Randall Pond currently has a severely low water level due to the drought conditions from 2016 to 2018, which resulted in very low ground water levels. As a result, the pond is no longer stocked with trout. Region 1 fisheries staff are continuing to monitor the water level of the pond and will re-evaluate stocking policies when the water reaches a suitable level.

Regulations:

The New York Fishing Regulations website has the Special fishing regulations that apply (link leaves DEC's 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.