Upper Yaphank Lake - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Upper Yaphank Lake

Physical Features:

Area: 19 acres
Maximum depth: 6 feet

Access:

Town of Brookhaven Park with playground and picnic area.

Directions: Upper Yaphank Lake is part of the Carmans River system located north of exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway and west of Yaphank Avenue (Route 21).

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

Fish Species:

Naturally reproducing - Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead

Stocked - Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Fishing:

Upper Yaphank Lake is populated with a mix of warmwater fish species and is also stocked with trout to provide additional fishing during the cooler months of the year.

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.