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Lake Gilead

Lake Gilead


Lake Gilead, located off of Seminary Hill Rd. in the Town of Carmel, is a smaller NYC DEP reservoir that offers great fishing for both warm and coldwater fish species. Gilead is stocked every spring with 1600 brown trout, 970 rainbow trout and 600 lake trout. With its deep clear water, anglers have success trolling spoons and plugs for trout. Gilead has a great weed edge and provides solid action for largemouth bass, chain pickerel and panfish.

Physical Features

Elevation: 499 feet
Surface Area: 118 acres

Shore Length: 2.2 miles
Max Depth: 120 feet
Mean Depth: 43 feet


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


Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Rowboats must be approved and registered by the NYC DEP. Contact the DEP using the link under "Links Leaving DEC's Website" in the right hand column.
Lake Gilead Contour Map PDF (200 KB)

Fish Species Present

Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Yellow Perch