Swan Pond, Calverton
Swan Pond, Calverton is located on Suffolk County Parks land in Calverton directly off of River Road and south of Middle Country Road (Route 25). Swan Pond is a consistently productive water for yellow perch, sunfish, crappie, and largemouth bass. On average, Angler Diary Cooperators caught more than one bass per hour in 1999. Chain pickerel, on the other hand are relatively rare.
The undeveloped character of the pond offers a relaxing natural environment perfect for anglers wishing to escape suburbia without leaving Long Island.
Area: 57 acres
Maximum depth: 6 feet
Species Present (naturally reproducing):
Suffolk County Parks. Boats may be trailered, but due to loose sandy surface and limited maneuvering room, four-wheel drive and some off road driving experience is recommended. A Green Key is required.
For more information call Suffolk County Parks at (631) 854-4949 or see Suffolk County Parks web site. The pond may also be accessed directly from River Road on an informal basis.
Directions: Take the LIE to Exit 71 Edwards Avenue. Take the first left north of the expressway to River Road. Pass the Peconic River Sportsman's Club and take the next left (also called River Road). The access entrance is on the right hand side of the road.
Restrictions: Boats and electric trolling motors are allowed; shoreline access is available but limited.
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.