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Smith Pond, Roosevelt

Located in Roosevelt Park, Smith Pond has a strong bass/sunfish community with some nice carp and goldfish thrown in.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 20 feet
Area: 6 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.43 miles
Maximum depth: 5 feet
Town: Hempstead


Access is through a Nassau County Park.

Directions: Smith Pond, Roosevelt, is a small pond located in Roosevelt park. The park is located north of Washington Avenue just west of the Meadowbrook Parkway. The park entrance is off Lakeside Drive.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Carp, Goldfish, American Eel


Bass are plentiful, but rarely go over 15 inches in length. Likewise, pumpkinseed sunfish are plentiful, but are almost always less than six inches long. For larger fish, try to go for the carp.


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.