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Swan Lake, Patchogue

Fishing Information

Swan Lake, Patchogue, or East Lake is located in East Patchogue just north of Montauk Highway and south of Sunrise Highway (Route 27). The lake is bordered by Lake Avenue on the east and Phyllis Drive on the west. Swan Lake is one the few lakes on Long Island that provide year round trout habitat. Trout stocked by the DEC hold over and grow. Swan Lake is also home to a several warmwater species.

Physical Features:

Area: 30 acres
Maximum depth: 7 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Yellow Perch
Brown Bullhead

Species Present (stocked):

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout

Fishing Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)

Public Access:

Shoreline access is available on the south end of lake.

Directions: From Sunrise Hwy take route 112 south to Montauk Highway. Make a left and travel east. Swan Lake will be on your left just before South Country Road.

Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; shoreline access is available but limited. There is no formally designated parking for lake users.

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.